Thomas Rhett’s dad, Rhett Akins, is pretty proud of his son, but the feeling is definitely mutual. Thomas has his dad out on the road as one of his openers on the “Very Hot Summer Tour.”
Thomas say, “I give my dad’s set a 10 out of 10. And, of course I’m biased, but when you get out there and watch my dad… like I remember how much of a great entertainer he is. It’s like he has no fear.”
Rhett Akins had his own hit songs back in the 90’s, like “That Ain’t My Truck” and “Don’t Get Me Started,” but he has since become one of the most successful songwriters in Nashville, writing songs like, “Honey Bee,” “Boys Round Here” and “All About Tonight” for Blake Shelton, “When She Says Baby” and “Tonight Looks Good on You” for Jason Aldean, “I Don’t Want This Night to End” and “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” for Luke Bryan and “Dirt on My Boots” for Jon Pardi.
Thomas beams when he says, “He just walks out there is like ‘Hey y’all! I’m Thomas Rhett’s Dad, and these are songs that you hear on the radio.’ And he just plays a Jon Pardi hit or a Dustin Lynch hit, and I just love his attitude out there.”