Wednesday April 25th 2012 Thomas Rhett, 21, hails from Valdosta, GA where music became a part of his life from the very beginning. Having grown up in a musical family watching his father Rhett Akins have hit after hit, he began playing guitar and writing songs in high school where he and some friends started a band. While still a student at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Thomas Rhett signed his first publishing deal with EMI in 2010 and shortly thereafter landed his first cut on Jason Aldean’s platinum album, My Kinda Party, with his song “I Ain’t Ready To Quit”. A year later, he signed his first record deal with Scott Borchetta and the Big Machine Label Group. He has recently opened up for artist such as ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blake Shelton, Pat Green, David Nail, and The Dirt Drifters and is currently working on his debut album for the Big Machine Label Group.