Thomas Rhett has learned the art of songwriting from one of the best in the business – his father, Rhett Akins. Rhett loves having his father join him on the road, but when Akins is on the tour bus, it is not all about father-son bonding.
“Every time Dad comes to the show you can guarantee that he’ll be at the front of the house at the beginning, and then backstage when we get off stage,” Rhett said. “And the first thing I’ll be is like, ‘What’d you think?’ And he’ll either say it was awesome or got a list of things that I shoulda done better or set list should’ve been different.”
Rhett appreciates the advice, constructive criticism and all. “I’ve learned so much from him,” he said. “Man, he really is a pro. It’s cool that not only he’s my dad but he’s a really good friend, and that we can write songs together and goof off together and play shows together. So it’s a cool relationship.”
Rhett just released his latest single, “Make Me Wanna,” to country radio. He is currently a special guest on Miranda Lambert’s Platinum Tour.