Music / Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett Akins Jr, better known as Thomas Rhett, is a Country Music singer from The New '10s. He is the son of Rhett Akins, who had a couple hits in The '90s and switched to songwriting in the noughties (both by himself and as one-third of The Peach Pickers). Thomas Rhett is signed to Big Machine Records, an indie label that is also home to Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, and Rascal Flatts.

Rhett made his debut in 2012 with "Something to Do with My Hands", followed by "Beer with Jesus", both of which made Top 20 on the country charts, but his breakthrough came in 2013 when "It Goes Like This" spent three weeks at the top of the country airplay charts, followed by "Get Me Some of That" and "Make Me Wanna". His second album produced further chart-toppers with "Crash and Burn", "Die a Happy Man" (his biggest hit to date), and "T-Shirt".

Tropes present:

  • Breakup Song: "Crash and Burn" has the narrator admitting it's his fault.
  • Broken Streak: After six #1 hits in a row, "Vacation" stalled out at #30 due to it being a very polarizing song.
  • Cassandra Truth: He acknowledges that "I'd tell everyone but no one would believe it" in "Beer with Jesus".
  • Double Entendre: "Something to Do With My Hands" is full of these.
  • Genre Roulette: Although he is one of the front-runners of the "bro-country" trend of The New '10s, he seems to be better at dressing it up than most, such as the disco feel of "Make Me Wanna". He also dabbles with R&B on "Crash and Burn".
  • Rearrange the Song: He re-cut the vocal track for the single release of "Make Me Wanna".
  • Sexy Shirt Switch: The subject of "T-Shirt" ("I ain't ever seen anything like your dress, my floor, the way you wore my T-Shirt").
  • Stuffy Old Songs About the Buttocks: "Get Me Some of That" is a borderline example as he mentions "shaking that moneymaker".
  • This Is Your Song: "It Goes Like This".