Thomas Rhett Catapults Into 2017 Headliner Status

GRAMMY NOMINEE THOMAS RHETT’S UNSTOPPABLE YEAR
PROVES TO BE LIMITLESS AS HE HEADS FULL-THROTTLE
INTO HEADLINING STATUS FOR 2017

The CMA, ACM, Billboard Music and CMT Award-Winner Earns Praise from Critics while Dominating
Billboard, Mediabase, Spotify and Pandora Year-End Charts

Thomas Rhett to Cap-Off Monumental Year with Performance Slated for
“Dick Clark’s New Year Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” Live from Time Square on ABC

While Multi-PLATINUM artist Thomas Rhett garnered his first-ever GRAMMY nomination this week for Best Country Song with his record-breaking “Die A Happy Man,” he closes out an unparalleled year topping year-end radio, digital sales and streaming charts after earning continued commercial success and critical acclaim for his sophomore release TANGLED UP (The Valory Music Co.). With more than a dozen major award show nominations and trophies from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards, Broadcast Music Inc. and CMT Music Awards, his current single “Star Of The Show” off TANGLED UP DELUXE shoots up the Country radio charts as his fastest rising single to date. Thomas Rhett prepares to officially step into headliner status in 2017 on his HOME TEAM TOUR and at some of Country music’s biggest festivals alongside superstars including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert.

Kicking off the year with his record-breaking 2X PLATINUM smash “Die A Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett became the first artist since Taylor Swift in 2008 to hold the No. one position on the Billboard Country Airplay charts for six weeks, additionally topping Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for 17 weeks. He dominated the Nielsen “2016 Mid-Year List” as the most streamed song overall with more than 80 million streams and ultimately closed out the year as Billboard’s “Top Country Streaming Song of 2016.” Additionally, he is Billboard’s “2016 Top Country Digital Songs Artist,” Country Aircheck/Mediabase‘s No. One “Overall Artist of 2016,” Spotify’s “2016 Top 5 Most-Streamed Country Artists” and is the highest ranking of only two Country artist to make the Top 100 most “Thumbed-Up” songs on Pandora.

Thomas Rhett proved to push “the genre into exciting new territory” (New York Times) this year with national television performances on The Voice, TODAY, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night With Seth Meyers, CBS This Morning, CMT Crossroads: Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett, The 50th Annual CMA Awards, The 51st Annual ACM Awards and hosted this year’s CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock. Thomas Rhett will celebrate the year with over one million people in Times Square as he performs live on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017 (ABC 12/31 at 8:00P CT).

On the road, Thomas Rhett brought his “retro, soul-inspired danceable mix of arena-sized tunes and hooky melodies” (Associated Press) as direct support for Jason Aldean’s 2016 WE WERE HERE TOUR while simultaneously tallying sold-out headlining shows throughout the country, including a historical stop at Atlanta’s Wild Bills where he was the first artist ever sell-out two nights. The undeniable fan connection also proved to be a “force to be reckoned with” (Daily Star) overseas with sold-out crowds in Belfast, London, Manchester, Glasgow and Amsterdam, earning the title as “Country music’s brightest new star” (BBC). On the horizon, Thomas Rhett’s first-ever headlining 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR with special guest Kelsea Ballerini and up-and-comers Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd will launch on Feb. 23 and has already seen sellouts in multiple markets including Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater.

As Thomas Rhett continues “his journey to stardom” (TODAY), this year his inaugural “Thomas Rhett & Friends” charity concert raised over $250,000 to benefit 147 Million Orphans. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.thomasrhett.com.

Thomas Rhett Hits PLATINUM Status with TANGLED UP

THOMAS RHETT
(L-R): Manager Virginia Davis (G Major Management), “Die A Happy Man” co-writer Joe London, Thomas Rhett, The Valory Music Co.’s Amy Staley, “Die A Happy Man” co-writer Sean Douglas.


THOMAS RHETT SURPRISED IN IRVINE, CA, THIS WEEKEND

AS TANGLED UP EARNS PLATINUM TREATMENT

 

The Sophomore Record’s Multi-Week No. One “Die A Happy Man”
Marks Nielsen’s Most Streamed Song on 2016 Mid-Year List

 

As Thomas Rhett continues “pushing up against Country’s music boundaries” (Associated Press), his sophomore release TANGLED UP (The Valory Music Co.) follows the same path earning PLATINUM certification by the RIAA. On Saturday (8/20), before his set as direct support on Jason Aldean’s SIX STRING CIRCUS TOUR in Irvine, CA, Thomas Rhett was surprised backstage by his team and friends with news of the new benchmark.

“It’s crazy to think about all the fans who are taking this journey with me and are helping make things like this happen,” said Thomas Rhett. “I’ve had an amazing year already, but finding out that the album went Platinum is one of the coolest moments so far.”

“One of country’s perennial ‘next big things’” (Noisey) continues to earn applause for TANGLED UP, with its newest “ultimate party song,” (Ottawa Citizen) “Vacation.” The album has already produced three chart-toppers including the newly minted “T-Shirt,” the 2X PLATINUM six-week No. one and ACM award-winning “Die A Happy Man” as well as the PLATINUM “Crash And Burn.”

“Bold song selections, borrowing choice trimmings from around the musical universe and pushing the country-music needle even farther.” – Billboard

“So eclectic—it’s almost like a mixtape with [his] voice as the common thread.” – Parade

“Mixes the classic vibes of a throwback record with the range and excitement of new-school arrangements.” – Rolling Stone

“Impressive, confident ability to mix and mingle with different genres on his sophomore release” – Yahoo!

“Carving a new niche – one that relies on musicianship and strong lyrics.” – Sioux City Journal

Thomas Rhett sparks “an ushering in of Country’s future” (Rolling Stone), as he dominates the Nielsen 2016 Mid-Year List with TANGLED UP, landing in the Top 5 Country albums, while “Die A Happy Man” was the most streamed song overall with more than 80 million streams. Proving he’s a “package deal” (CBS This Morning), Thomas Rhett continues on the road with sold-out headlining shows. For a full list of upcoming tour dates and appearances, visit www.thomasrhett.com.