As a young man Thomas Rhett was surrounded by country music royalty. Tim McGraw and Brooks and Dunn, among many others, were just part of his dad’s life, according to Country Thang Daily. Renowned songwriter Rhett Akins introduced his son Thomas to all his colleagues. And it wasn’t long before TR was on stage with his father. How could he not be drawn to the art? Today, he’s known as one of music’s most respected songwriters. Here are 12 hit songs you may not know Thomas Rhett wrote.
Thomas Rhett decided not to use his last name, not because he wasn’t proud of his dad, but he was always known by his first and middle name. Apparently, he was more comfortable with this than a formal full name. Over the years, the 2020 ACM Entertainer of the Year has written quite a few hit songs for other artists. Some for country artists, but he also worked outside the genre.
TR’s career started as many country stars, working at a publishing company trying to write a hit song. 2013 was his year. He broke out as a songwriter scoring hits for Jason Aldean, Lee Brice and Florida Georgia Line all in one year. And they were big hits. All this lead to what has become a remarkable career for Thomas Rhett. His songs have become country music mainstays. From “Die A Happy Man” to “Marry Me” and his current “Angels,” Thomas has quite a catalog to his name. And he’s forever cemented his name in country music. So, take a look here at 12 hit songs you may not know Thomas Rhett wrote for other artists.