Photos Credit: John Shearer
THOMAS RHETT WRAPS “EPIC” VERY HOT SUMMER TOUR WITH “SURPRISE-FILLED” SOLD OUT HOMETOWN BRIDGESTONE ARENA SHOW ON SATURDAY
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Nashville, TN – October 14, 2019 – Current multi-CMA Awards nominee, People’s Choice Awards nominee and CMT 2019 Artists of the Year honoree Thomas Rhett checked off another milestone as he concluded his VERY HOT SUMMER TOUR with a sold out hometown show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Saturday (10/12). Headlining Bridgestone for the first time, Thomas Rhett stacked the night with “surprise-filled” (Tennessean) moments including welcoming Little Big Town onstage for their collaboration “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time,” followed by HARDY joining for the newly-released “Nothing Out Here” and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard for the Thomas Rhett co-written Florida Georgia Line hit “Round Here.” With production including a thrust that spanned the length of the arena, pyro and confetti, the entertainer’s hit-packed set brought the “sold-out, almost exclusively millennial and on their feet throughout the music” crowd Saturday night (Tennessean).
Top Photo: Little Big Town | Bottom Left Photo: HARDY | Bottom Right Photo: Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard | Photos Credit: John Shearer
“At the top of his musical game” (Winnipeg Free Press), Thomas Rhett “brought the audience to their feet” over the course of his 40-city tour “where they remained until the encore 90 minutes later” (US Weekly), as he sold more than 775,000 tickets to his sold-out VERY HOT SUMMER TOUR in 2019. Fans were treated to nonstop showmanship as the in-demand entertainer had a natural “charm, voice and presence that were all perfect” (OnMilwaukee) and cruised through his catalog of multi-PLATINUM hits and new music from his history-making fourth album CENTER POINT ROAD (The Valory Music Co).
Left Photo Credit: John Shearer | Right Photo: (L-R) Tourmates Rhett Akins, Russell Dickerson, Dustin Lynch – Credit: Spencer Combs
“Deafening screams echoed throughout PNC Music Pavilion…the atmosphere was electric” – Charlotte Observer
“You wonder why Rhett isn’t a finalist for entertainer of the year for 2019’s CMA Awards.” – Minneapolis Star Tribune
“These sweet tunes — less than a month old but with plenty of admirers Wednesday — fit right in with set-list staples like “Sixteen” and “Die a Happy Man,” which drew swooning singalongs from the sold-out crowd of about 23,000. Like summer’s (eventual) return, Rhett’s country stardom has long seemed inevitable.” – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“While other arena-rocking country dudes are cranking out party anthems, he’s carved out a successful niche as modern country’s family man.” – The Tennessean
“The “Craving” star sure brought the heat for his performance” – The Des Moines Register
“He’s the reigning ACM male artist of the year, and hit singles keep pouring out of him. Nearly all of the songs he played during his 90-minute show have spent time at or near the top of country charts.” – St. Louis Post Dispatch
“Thomas Rhett has achieved many goals in an impressive career that has already resulted in a slew of No. 1 hits and awards. But in Chicago on Saturday night (Sept. 14), the Georgia native proved he’s poised to make himself Entertainer of the Year soon.” – Taste of Country
Up next, Thomas Rhett will be honored and performing at CMT’s 2019 Artists of the Year special live from Nashville on October 16 (10/16 at 7:00P CT on CMT). This year marked the release of Thomas Rhett’s fourth studio album CENTER POINT ROAD, which connects fans to his past, weaving together autobiographical stories with familiar sounds that have propelled his meteoric career. The follow up to his GRAMMY-nominated, PLATINUM-selling No. one album LIFE CHANGES that has surpassed one billion streams, CENTER POINT ROAD is a return to Thomas Rhett’s roots. All those moments and more are revealed through a series of deeply-personal twists and turns – but this project isn’t about pining for glory days. It’s about knowing where you came from and who you really are, regardless of how much has changed. It’s about pushing forward, chasing crazy dreams and raising a family, and staying true to yourself in the process. The album’s lead single “Look What God Gave Her” recently soared to No. One and is RIAA-certified PLATINUM, following a slew of RIAA-certified PLATINUM and GOLD chart-toppers, bringing Thomas Rhett’s No. One tally at Country radio to 13 as his “emotional epic” (Billboard) current Top 15 single “Remember You Young” continues its fast climb at radio. Thomas Rhett was named Country radio’s most played artist of 2018, following a CMA Triple Play award for penning three No. One songs within a 12-month period, adding to his collection of trophies from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards, CMT Music Awards and more. For more information on new music and upcoming tour dates, visit ThomasRhett.com.