THOMAS RHETT ENTERS 2016 HOLDING MULTIPLE WEEKS ATOP THE BILLBOARD, MEDIABASE AND CANADIAN COUNTRY RADIO CHARTS WITH PLATINUM NO. ONE “DIE A HAPPY MAN”
The “Standout Track” Continues Reign As Top-Selling Digital Country Track
Nashville, TN – Jan. 04, 2016 – With his fifth consecutive chart-topper, Thomas Rhett begins the year with the first No. One Country single of 2016 as “Die A Happy Man” from his sophomore album TANGLED UP (The Valory Music Co.) dominates the Billboard Country Airplay chart for a third consecutive week. Additionally, the “standout track” (Rolling Stone) continues to hold for the second week at No. one on the Mediabase radio chart along with four consecutive weeks on Mediabase Canada Country and Billboard Canada Country Airplay charts
“I’m at a loss for words – there really isn’t any better way to start off the new year than like this,” shares Thomas Rhett. “Everyone knows how personal and special this song is to me and my wife, so for it to be connecting the way it has with fans is all the more gratifying.”
“As Thomas Rett’s star continues to rise, his fifth consecutive number one single is already arguably his biggest and has become a ‘career record,’” adds Scott Borchetta, President/CEO of Big Machine Label Group. “He’ll likely never be able to play another show without performing ‘Die A Happy Man!’ Also, there’s already huge Song of The Year buzz around it. There’s not a bigger artist priority at BMLG – it’s all faders up – TR is next level.”
While “Die A Happy Man” also continues to make a mark on the iTunes all-genre Top 10 chart, it has maintained its position as the best-selling digital Country single for nine of the 15 weeks since its release.
After recently wrapping his first headlining run with the 2015 CMT ON TOUR, Thomas Rhett will continue to prove to critics “he’s on his way to superstardom” (Patriot Ledger), as he will serve as direct support on Jason Aldean’s WE WERE HERE 2016 TOUR kicking off next Thursday (1/14) in Moline, IL. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, www.thomasrhett.com.
Big Machine Label Group