Thomas Rhett announced today that his sophomore album TANGLED UP (Valory Music Co.) is slated for a Sept. 25 release. Lead single “Crash And Burn,” already a top digital download and smoking up the country radio charts, sets the pace for his second album and sets Thomas Rhett apart from the rest of the pack. Billboard notes “if it’s possible to be retro, contemporary and edgy in the context of a lone country single, Thomas Rhett does that with ‘Crash And Burn.’"
“This album is something we’ve been working on for two years and musically, it really pulls from all the things I have been inspired by during that time,“ says Thomas Rhett. "The title Tangled Up comes from a lyric in one of the new songs, and I think it’s a cool way to point to all the different influences that I have as an artist and a songwriter – from soul and r&b to old school country to rock and everything in between. They are all in this record!”
To help celebrate his fans and bring them into the album process, Thomas Rhett is asking fans to help choose the disc’s cover art. Four designs will be posted today on ThomasRhett.com and the winning cover will be revealed in the coming weeks.
BRETT ELDREDGE AND THOMAS RHETT SUITING UP THIS FALL FOR THE 14TH ANNUAL “CMT ON TOUR”
Tour Revealed on Twitter, followed by Joint Appearance on “2015 CMT Music Awards”
Danielle Bradbery to Join as Special Guest on “CMT On Tour: Brett Eldredge &Thomas Rhett - Suits & Boots”
NASHVILLE - June 11, 2015 - CMT will crank up the heat this fall with a sizzling lineup for its 14th annual “CMT On Tour,” as Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett are teaming up to headline the nationwide tour. The pair revealed the tour on Twitter yesterday, followed by a joint appearance as co-presenters on the “2015 CMT Music Awards.” Officially titled “CMT On Tour: Brett Eldredge & Thomas Rhett - Suits & Boots,” The guys will combine their high-energy sets for a show that keeps fans on the edge of their seats. To watch Eldredge and Thomas Rhett battle for the closing spot on tour, visit CMT.com. Danielle Bradbery, Season Four winner of The Voice, is also set to join the tour as special guest.
“CMT On Tour: Brett Eldredge & Thomas Rhett - Suits & Boots” officially kicks off in late October, with specific show and ticket information coming this fall. For more information as it becomes available, visit CMTonTour.CMT.com and follow #CMTonTour on social platforms.
“Thomas and I have been buddies for a while. We started out in Nashville around the same time, and now we get to hit the road together on the Suits & Boots Tour,” said Eldredge. “This show will have a lot to offer the fans because we have such different styles, but they work well together. I promise, this is going to be a show the fans will never forget!”
“I’m super pumped to embark on my first co-headlining tour with someone like Brett,” added Thomas Rhett. “I can’t wait to be out on the road doing our own shows and having full control of what we want our fans to see. It’s going to be a party as soon as you walk through the doors.”
“CMT on Tour” marks the first headlining tour for both Eldredge and Thomas Rhett, as the pair have separately been busy cranking out music with a combined two studio albums and six No. 1 hit singles to date. The guys have performed to millions of fans with significant tour experience under their belts, winning spots on coveted superstar bills including Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Keith Urban.
“CMT On Tour” was created in 2002 and has played a role in launching up-and-comers towards superstar status. Past headliners include Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Jake Owen and Kip Moore. The tour is produced by Live Nation.
ABOUT BRETT ELDREDGE:
CMA New Artist of the Year and ACCA Song of the Year winner Brett Eldredge is enjoying three consecutive No. 1 hits with platinum -certified “Don’t Ya,” gold-certified “Beat of the Music” and most recently, the gold certified “Mean To Me.” His current single, “Lose My Mind,” is Top 30 on the singles charts and was recently named USA Today’s Song of the Week. It’s the first single from his forthcoming new album Illinois, which will be released Sept 11. An accomplished songwriter, Eldredge has written with some of Nashville’s greats, and co-wrote 10 of the 12 songs on his debut album Bring You Back. He is perhaps most known for his dynamic performance style, and has played before millions of fans on superstar tours including Taylor Swift’s The RED Tour. Eldredge is now on tour with fellow CMA Award winner Darius Rucker for the Southern Style Tour. For tour dates and more, visit bretteldredge.com, or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
ABOUT THOMAS RHETT:
PLATINUM-selling Thomas Rhett leads the pack as one of country music’s elite new artists with the release of the fastest rising single of his career, the upbeat breakup anthem “Crash And Burn” from his upcoming sophomore release. The new music follows his debut album IT GOES LIKE THIS (The Valory Music Co.), which spawned three consecutive No. one hits, making him Billboard’s first male country artist to do so from a debut album in over two decades. The most recent No. one GOLD certified “Make Me Wanna,” showcases Thomas Rhett’s signature swagger and was named Billboard’s “Best Country Songs of 2014.” The project also produced the PLATINUM-certified No. one smash “Get Me Some Of That,” as well as two Top 15 hits, “Beer With Jesus” and “Something To Do With My Hands.” His “high-energy all the way” (El Paso Times) caught the attention of critics out on the road, where he is stepping up as direct support for Florida Georgia Line’s ANYTHING GOES TOUR 2015 this year. The CMA and ACM “New Artist of the Year” nominee initially garnered attention as a gifted songwriter with credits including hits by Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and Lee Brice. For tour dates and more visit, thomasrhett.com.
ABOUT DANIELLE BRADBERY:
The youngest to ever take the title, coach Blake Shelton called eighteen-year-old Danielle Bradbery “the most important artist to ever walk across The Voice stage” during season 4. Her sweet, soulful sound and quintessential personality catapulted multiple performances to #1 on the iTunes Country Singles chart and primed the young entertainer to achieve the highest charted single for a debut female artist in 2013 with “Heart of Dixie.” Her self-titled debut album on Big Machine Records also produced the follow up single “Young In America” and “My Day,” which was featured in NBC’s 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics campaign. The songstress has previously toured with Brad Paisley, Hunter Hayes, Scotty McCreery and Miranda Lambert. Always looking for new ways to connect with her fans, Danielle let fans choose acoustic cover songs for her to cover as part of the DB Request Live video series, which elicited kudos from some of the original artists like Colbie Caillat, A Great Big World and Christina Perri. She has appeared on the CW’s Hart of Dixie, KATIE and ABC’s The View in addition to being named as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country. With a recent move to Nashville, Danielle has been spending time honing her songwriting skills and will headline the BMI Tailgate Party during CMA Music Fest on June 14, performing some of her new music. Follow Danielle’s journey at DanielleBradbery.com.
CMT, a unit of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.
For the past 4 years,
I have been extremely privileged to be a part of “Outnumber Hunger” -
an initiative bringing awareness to, and tackling, the hunger problem faced by
more than 49-million people every day right here in America! And also for the
fourth year in a row, I am offering you, my fans, the chance to help me with
this mission during my annual CMA Music Festival Fan Club Party at Second
Harvest Food Bank in Nashville, TN. The event will take place on Thursday,
June 11th and you will be able to sign up on Tuesday May,
11th. So keep your eyes on my socials next Monday for more
information. In the meantime, please take a minute to go to www.OutnumberHunger.com to learn about the hunger problem
facing 1 in 6 of your neighbors every single day, and see just how easy it is
for you to help your local communities.
CMA Music Festival will be the hottest concert destination of the summer with today’s announcement that Country Music superstars Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley,Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Neal McCoy, Oak Ridge Boys, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett,Darius Rucker, Cole Swindell, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Wynonna & The Big Noise, and Zac Brown Band will each take the stage during the Nightly Concerts at LP Field. The 2015 CMA Music Festival takes placeThursday, June 11-Sunday, June 14 in downtown Nashville.
Subscribers to CMA Exclusive, CMA’s e-newsletter, were the first to learn about the star-studded lineup Wednesday morning.
“CMA Music Festival is all about the fan experience,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “Our fans snapped up LP Field tickets at a record pace, and we wanted to reward that loyalty by sharing this exciting lineup with them first this morning.”
While the relationship between artists and fans is the foundation for the event, CMA Music Festival benefits music education programs for children in need. Wednesday morning, Thomas Rhett welcomed guests to Nashville Children’s Theatre for a performance of “Jack’s Tale: A Mythic Mountain Musical,” which was funded by a $10,000 grant from the CMA Foundation from the 2014 CMA Music Festival. Threats of snow in Nashville prevented a majority of students from attending, but he warmly greeted the enthusiastic crowd.
“When I was little I was in a play called ‘A Christmas Carol’. I was Scrooge,” Thomas Rhett told the student-filled crowd. “Music education was super important for me, and today was a good reminder of how neat it is to see the Country Music community band together to help give back to that through CMA Fest.”
The CMA Foundation presents grants on behalf of the artists who perform at CMA Music Festival each year for free and has donated more than $11 million to music education initiatives across the country since 2006.
Tickets to the Nightly Concerts at LP Field sold out in November. Across the river from the stadium, there are countless free and low-cost entertainment options for fans around downtown Nashville as part of the CMA Music Festival. Seven free entertainment stages give fans an opportunity to choose their musical adventure, including the hugely popular Chevrolet Riverfront Stage, which consistently fills the Cumberland riverbank each of the four days.
AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X at Music City Center moves the CMA Music Festival party inside, with musical performances on three stages, artist interactions, meet-and-greets, shopping and other unique fan experiences. Tickets to AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X are available now at CMAfest.com(AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X admission is included in four-day CMA Music Festival tickets). AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X tickets are $10 per day or $25 for a four-day pass.
The Nightly Concerts will be taped for a three-hour prime time special airing later this summer on the ABC Television Network.