Rhett wears it well with new single
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
– Thomas Rhett's "T-Shirt" is the third single from his ACM nominated album "Tangled Up" (The Valory Music Co.).
With five consecutive chart-toppers, including a huge hit with "Die a Happy Man," Rhett said, "I couldn't be more pumped that country radio jumped all over 'T-Shirt' because I have wanted to put it out since my first record. Everyone has been in that fun 'honeymoon' phase of dating, which is what this song is all about. It's already a staple in our set each night - the fans got into it as soon as we added it, and it's just one of those I let loose on and have a good time."
Rhett scored three ACM nominations Monday for "Album of the Year" for "Tangled Up," Single Record of the Year for the record-breaking "Die A Happy Man" and New Male Vocalist of the Year.
Rhett serves as support for Jason Aldean's We Were Here 2016 Tour. The tour picks back up this week in Southaven, Miss. on Feb. 4, Oklahoma City, Okla. on Feb. 5 and Columbia, Mo. on Feb. 6.
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