After returning home from hosting capacity crowds during his first-ever European headlining tour, multi-PLATINUM artist Thomas Rhett’s 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR is seeing the same excitement stateside as fan demand has prompted the addition of a second stop at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater on Apr. 20, following the immediate sellout of its first announced stop (4/21). Featuring special guest Kelsea Ballerini and up-and-comers Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd, the tour kicks off Feb. 23 in Saginaw, MI, and tickets for the newly added date go on sale to the public Friday, Dec. 9 at www.thomasrhett.com.
“I’m blown away that we’re adding a second show in Nashville,” said Thomas Rhett. “I grew up seeing my favorite bands and a lot of my heroes play here. So, to headline my first Nashville tour stop with not one, but two nights is pretty wild. I know having so many fans, friends and family there is going to make it a really special couple nights.”
“From a promised next big thing to actually being it”(Noisey),multi-CMA nominee Thomas Rhett has announced the launch of his first-ever headlining 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR. With special guest Kelsea Ballerini and up-and-comers Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd, the run will open in Feb. 23 in Saginaw, MI and end in Thomas Rhett’s hometown at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater. Fans can visit www.thomasrhett.com to begin purchasing pre-sale tickets on Oct. 4before first dates go onsale to the public Oct. 7. AT&T is sending customers to the front of the line with AT&T priority pre-sale ticket access via the AT&T THANKS program. For complete pre-sale details visit att.com/frontoftheline.
“This is really the first time we’ve been able to totally build our own stage and really plan for our show with all our fans,” said Thomas Rhett. “There has been this undeniable energy out on the road this year, and I know having Kelsea out there is going to amp things up even more. Having my own tour also gives me the opportunity to introduce some people I think are going to explode in the next couple of years and help give them a platform to reach the fans, like how Blake, Toby and Jason did for me. I’m a huge fan of both Ryan and Russell and I can’t wait for my fans to get to know them too.”
2017 HOME TEAM TOUR:
2/23/17 Saginaw, MI @ Dow Event Center*
2/24/17 Erie, PA @ Erie Insurance Arena*
2/25/17 Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center*
3/2/17 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
3/3/17 DeKalb, IL @ NIU Convocation Center*
¾/17 Duluth, MN @ AMSOIL Arena
3/9/17 Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza*
3/10/17 Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
3/11/17 Dayton, OH @ Wright State University Nutter Center*
3/17/17 Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena*
3/18/18 Winston-Salem, NC @Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum*
3/23/17 Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Coliseum
3/24/17 Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
3/25/17 Norman, OK @ Lloyd Noble Center
4/21/17 Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater*
*Dates that go onsale to the public on 10/7
As Thomas Rhett continues “pushing up against Country’s music boundaries” (Associated Press), his PLATINUM certified sophomore release TANGLED UP (The Valory Music Co.) follows the same path earning critical applause and a Deluxe edition slated for release Oct. 28. The album has produced three chart-toppers including the the 2X PLATINUM six-week No. one "Die A Happy Man” as well as the PLATINUM No. one’s “Crash And Burn” and “T-Shirt.” The singer/songwriter sparks “an ushering in of Country’s future” (Rolling Stone) as he dominates the Nielsen 2016 Mid-Year List with TANGLED UP, landing in the Top 5 Country albums while “Die A Happy Man” was the most streamed song overall with more than 80 million streams. Garnering two CMA nominations for “Die A Happy Man" after earning a Billboard Music Award for “Top Country Song” along with ACM and ACCA for “Single Record of the Year,” Thomas Rhett was also recently chosen as one of five of CMT’s Artists Of The Year which airs 10/20 on CMT at 9P ET/PT.
Kelsea Ballerini has launched to stardom with releasing three consecutive #1 smashes from her critically acclaimed debut album THE FIRST TIME; the PLATINUM-certified "Love Me Like You Mean It” and GOLD-certified hits “Dibs” and “Peter Pan,” making her the only female artist in Country music history to achieve this accolade. The talented singer/songwriter’s credit is featured on all 12 songs on her debut. Abuzz with high-profile media looks, the Black River Entertainment artist co-hosted alongside Arsenio Hall on ABC’s summer replacement series Greatest Hits. Awarded Billboard’s “Rising Star” honor at the prestigious 2015 Women In Music event, Ballerini continues to gain recognition with scoring her first-ever ACM Award win for New Female Vocalist of the Year, the fan-voted Radio Disney Music Award for The Freshest - Best New Artist (all genre) and the American Country Countdown Award (ACCA) for Breakthrough Female of the Year.
Nashville native and emerging country music star Russell Dickerson had an incredible reaction to the release of his single, “Yours” when it was selected for Sirius XM’s The Highway Find program. Soon after, Dickerson released his EP, “Yours,” which first appeared at #2 in the iTunes country store and #8 in all genres. In just a short amount of time with over 20 million streams on Spotify and two million views on YouTube, Dickerson’s fans solidified him unanimously as the next big thing.
Ryan Hurd has written songs that have been recorded by Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Maren Morris, Tim McGraw, FGL, among many others. In 2015, he celebrated his first No. 1 single as a songwriter with the GRAMMY and CMA-nominated duet “Lonely Tonight,” recorded by Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe. He is now lending his own voice to the songs on his forthcoming debut album on Sony Music Nashville as "We Do Us,” the first song released on Spotify, received over 2 million streams in just three weeks.
For more information and a full list of upcoming tour dates and appearances, visit www.thomasrhett.com.
THOMAS RHETT ELEVATES RED-HOT SOPHOMORE ALBUM WITH UPCOMING RELEASE OF TANGLED UP DELUXE - OUT OCT. 28 The Multi-CMA Nominee Offers Up Next Single “Star Of The Show” As One Of Five New Tracks
Nashville, TN – Sept. 26, 2016 - Multi-CMA nominee Thomas Rhett heightens the success of his PLATINUM certified sophomore album’s “retro, soul-inspired danceable mix of arena-sized tunes and hooky melodies” (Associated Press) with the upcoming release of TANGLED UP DELUXE (The Valory Music Co.), available on Oct. 28. The 18-track album is filled with party anthems, dance tunes, drinking songs, love ballads and five never-before-heard tracks including his new single "Star Of The Show” and a remix of his ACM and Billboard Music Award winning “Die A Happy Man” feat. Tori Kelly. This Friday (9/30), “Star Of The Show” will impact Country radio and fans can pre-order the new Deluxe collection. “"Star of the Show” is one of those songs that I have lived with for a while and kept coming up as a song we needed to record and get to the fans,“ said Thomas Rhett. “I wrote it with my dad right after I got married, and it was the first song I ever wrote about Lauren. It was a staple in our set before we had any hits and fans still request it to this day. The Deluxe allows us to thank our fans for an incredible year by putting out a few new songs like this one, and also by reworking a couple of favorites by adding some friends into the mix.” Produced by Thomas Rhett and a combination of music’s most respected and fresh talent, the dynamic singer has already proven he is unafraid to blur the lines between genres. The album has produced three chart-toppers including the 2X PLATINUM six-week No. one and ACM award-winning “Die A Happy Man” as well as the PLATINUM certified No. one’s “T-Shirt” and “Crash And Burn.” For a preview of the new music and highlights of its chart-topping hits, click here: https://vimeo.com/184346799/99de422081 TANGLED UP DELUXE TRACK LIST:
2. Crash & Burn
3. South Side
4. Die A Happy Man
6. Like It’s the Last Time
8. Single Girl
9. The Day You Stop Looking Back
11. Playing With Fire feat. Jordin Sparks
12. I Feel Good feat. Lunch Money Lewis
13. Learned it From the Radio
14. Star Of The Show
15. American Spirit
16. Background Music
17. Playing With Fire feat. Danielle Bradbery
18. Die A Happy Man (The Remix) feat. Tori Kelly
The singer/songwriter sparks “an ushering in of Country’s future” (Rolling Stone) as he dominates the Nielsen 2016 Mid-Year List with TANGLED UP, landing in the Top 5 Country albums while “Die A Happy Man” was the most streamed song overall with more than 80 million streams. Garnering two CMA nominations this year, Thomas Rhett was also recently chosen as one of CMT’s Artists Of The Year which airs 10/20 on CMT at 9P ET/PT. For more information on new music and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.thomasrhett.com.
CMT today names Thomas Rhett as one of the premier country artists of 2016 to be celebrated at the seventh-annual “CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR” special, premiering from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Thursday, October 20 at 8pm ET/PT. Along with Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, and Luke Bryan.
Following last year’s nod as breakthrough artist, Chris Stapleton joins first-time recipient Thomas Rhett and veteran “CMT Artist of the Year” Carrie Underwood (2010, 2012, 2016), Florida Georgia Line (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) and Luke Bryan, who now holds the distinction of being the artist with the most wins with five consecutive years (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). Each artist will be honored with never-before-seen performances alongside hilarious and emotional moments fueled by plenty of champagne during the 90-minute special on CMT. The five “Artists of the Year” collectively dominated the last 12 months in country music, ruling CMT’s platforms and country radio, scoring chart-topping album and singles, and selling out arenas across the country.
On the heels of her mega-hit debut album, The First Time, and before her first-ever headlining tour, “CMT’s Next Women of Country” member Kelsea Ballerini has taken the country world by storm. With her 3rd #1 hit “Peter Pan,” Kelsea Ballerini is the only female artist in country music history, including female duos and groups, to go #1 with her first three consecutive singles from a debut album. She is set to receive the second-annual “Breakout Artist of the Year” honor. Additional awards, performers and special guests will be announced at a later date.
Former “CMT Artist of the Year” honorees include Jason Aldean (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), Kenny Chesney (2011, 2012), Eric Church (2012), Hunter Hayes (2013), Toby Keith (2012), Lady Antebellum (2010, 2011), Little Big Town (2015), Miranda Lambert (2012, 2014), Tim McGraw (2013), Brad Paisley (2011), Blake Shelton (2015), Taylor Swift (2010, 2011), Keith Urban (2014), Sam Hunt (2015), and Zac Brown Band (2010). Previous “CMT Artist of the Year” performances have included Adele and Darius Rucker performing Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now,” Adam Lambert and Leona Lewis paying tribute to Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush,” and Maroon 5 covering Taylor Swift’s “Mine.” The show has featured appearances by Ellen DeGeneres, Matthew McConaughey, Selena Gomez, Billy Bob Thornton, Roger Clemens, Morgan Freeman, and the cast of “Nashville” and more.
Proving he is a “package deal” (CBS This Morning), Thomas Rhett will host his first-ever charity concert event THOMAS RHETT & FRIENDS on Oct. 4th benefitting 147 Million Orphans at Nashville’s The Old School. The night will be filled with intimate acoustic performances in an outdoor barn setting by Thomas Rhett and first announced special guest multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley as well as newcomer Walker Hayes and Grammy award-winning songwriter/producer Shane McAnally. Limited text to bid tickets are available beginning Saturday (8/27) at 11:00A CT by texting RHETT to 71760 for a bidding number, by visiting http://text2bid.net/web/Rhett or http://www.thomasrhett.com/tour/all/4973 for more information.
“If anyone follows my wife Lauren or me on social media, they probably already know how important 147 is to us,” said Thomas Rhett. “We’re getting asked all the time by friends and fans about what they can do to help, so we wanted to put something together to help support all the work 147 is doing for orphans around the world. I can’t think of a better guy to help kick this off than Dierks, and am looking forward to a couple other surprises we’re working on for the night.“
Along with an up-close-and-personal night of music at The Old School (5022 Old Hydes Ferry Pike, Nashville TN 37218), winning bidders will enjoy a farm-to-table dinner, specialty cocktails, receive limited edition merchandise, be invited to a post-show s’more roasting and will have a chance to meet Thomas Rhett and Lauren. Additional artist and songwriter guests will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets will be auctioned off in pairs and individually. Bids for individual seats will begin at $250 and pairs at $500.