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Thomas Rhett

Georgia-born singer/songwriter Thomas Rhett, the son of award-winning country crooner Rhett Akins, didn’t seriously start considering following in his father’s footsteps until his senior year in high school. Raised on a steady diet of Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones, Rhett inked a publishing deal with EMI just two years into his college career, and landed a song (“I Ain’t Ready to Quit”) on fellow country rocker Jason Aldean’s 2010 release, My Kind of Party. Like Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, and Justin Moore, Rhett splits the difference between slick, contemporary country and rowdy good-time rock & roll, an equation he put to the test on his 2011 debut single “Something to Do with My Hands.” An EP, simply called Thomas Rhett, appeared early in 2013, and later that year his debut full-length, It Goes Like This, arrived. The album reached number six on the Billboard 200 and the Top 30 in Canada on the strength of the Top Ten Country hit singles “It Goes Like This,” “Get Me Some of That,” and “Make Me Wanna,” all of which topped Billboard’s Country Airplay charts. Led by the single “Crash and Burn,” which reached number one on Billboard’s Country Airplay charts and number two on the Hot Country chart, Rhett’s sophomore album, Tangled Up, appeared in September 2015.

-James Christopher Monger, Rovi

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Bonnie Brown Dies At Age 77

Posted On July 18, 2016

The country music community is mourning the death of Bonnie Brown. The Hall of Fame member lost her battle with lung cancer on Saturday.  She was 77. Brown belonged to the sibling trio the Browns.  The group rose to fame in the 1950s with hits like "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow"  and "I Take the Chance."

Alan Jackson Featured In Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Exhibit

Posted On July 18, 2016

Alan Jackson is featured in a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibit in Cleveland, Ohio. "Louder than Music: Rock, Power and Politics" tells the story of music in American history. Jackson is represented by the Jim Triggs guitar he played during the 2001 CMA Awards ceremony in Nashville.  That's where he first performed his…

Luke Bryan Celebrates His 40th Birthday

Posted On July 18, 2016

Lordy, lordy, look who's 40. Luke Bryan turned the big four-oh yesterday.  He tells "ET Canada" he's not too thrilled about his milestone birthday. The "Huntin', Fishin', Lovin' Every Day" singer is on the road for his Kill the Lights Tour, but he says his wife, Caroline, has something special planned afterward.

Rory Feek Fulfills Late Wife’s Wish

Posted On July 18, 2016

Rory Feek continues to fulfill his late wife's wish-list months after she lost her battle with cancer. He blogged about a trip he took to Montana with Joey's three sisters. The country music duo spent their honeymoon out west in 2002, and Joey wanted her family to be able to experience the Big Sky country.…

Miranda Lambert Shares Loving Pic’ With Anderson East

Posted On July 18, 2016

Miranda Lambert is giving us a glimpse into her love life. She gave a special birthday shout out to boyfriend Anderson East on Instagram and even shared a picture of the two of them kissing. The fringe country singer turned 28-years-old over the weekend. Happy Birthday to my favorite 'Bama' boy! @andersoneast ❤️ 📸:@bfluke #candidkisses…

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    Hereford cow and calf missing Dillsboro

    Posted on July 13, 2016

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