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.
Thomas Rhett’s first single off of his sophomore album, “Crash and Burn” is available now on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play!
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.
For upcoming talent announcements and all other info stay connected with CMA on Facebook.com/CMA,Twitter.com/CountryMusic, Instagram.com/CMA, and sign up for CMA Exclusive, CMA’s e-newsletter. Fans can also download the 2015 CMA Music Festival mobile app for iPhone or Android to view the latest artist lineups and to plan their festival experience.
Rhett is the first solo male to score a trio of toppers on the chart from a debut full-length since 1994.
Thomas Rhett becomes just the second solo male artist, and the first in more than 21 years, to score three No. 1s on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart from a full-length debut album, as “Make Me Wanna” steps 2-1 in its 30th chart week.
With a 2 percent gain to 44.6 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music, the track is the third leader from Rhett’s 2013 breakthrough It Goes Like This. It follows previous chart-toppers “Get Me Some of That” (May 24, 2014) and the title track, which started a three-week reign on the Oct. 26, 2013 list.
Dating to the Country Airplay chart’s launch 25 years ago, Clay Walker is the only other male artist to generate three No. 1s from a debut album. His 1993 self-titled rookie release yielded “What’s It to You” (1993), “Live Until I Die” and “Dreaming With My Eyes Open” (both in 1994).
Rhett’s three Country Airplay leaders are the most from any newcomer’s full-length debut since Florida Georgia Line rolled four from Here’s to the Good Times(2012-14); that’s the record, by the way, for the most No. 1s by any act from a first album, previously notched only by Brooks & Dunn (Brand New Man, 1991-92) andZac Brown Band (The Foundation, 2008-10).
Billboard article found here
Congrats to Thomas Rhett on being named one of the three finalists for ACM New Artist of the Year along with Cole Swindell and Sam Hunt! The final round of voting opens to fans on April 8th and runs until the award is announced live on CBS April 19th. Thomas Rhett will also be performing live at this year’s ACM Awards!
Read more HERE