Country-Pop, Contemporary Country, Neo-Traditionalist Country
Thomas Rhett Akins, Sr. (born October 13, 1969) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Signed to Decca Records between 1994 and 1997, he released two albums for the label (1995's A Thousand Memories and 1996's Somebody New), followed by 1998's What Livin's All About on MCA Nashville. Friday Night in Dixie was released in 2002 on Audium Entertainment. Overall, Akins's albums have accounted for fourteen singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, including the number one "Don't Get Me Started" from 1996.
Valdosta, Georgia, U.S.
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Decca Nashville/MCA Nashville, Audium/Koch, Bna, Reprise Nashville
Dallas Davidson, Ben Hayslip
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Country Singer And Songwriter
The Peach Pickers, Thomas Rhett
Full Name at Birth
Thomas Rhett Akins
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Thomas Rhett Akins, Sr. (born October 13, 1969) is an American country singer and songwriter. Signed to Decca Records between 1994 and 1997, he released two albums for the label (1995's A Thousand Memories and 1996's Somebody New), followed by 1998's What Livin's All About on MCA Nashville. Friday Night in Dixie was released in 2002 on Audium Entertainment. Overall, Akins's albums have accounted for fourteen singles on the Billboard country singles charts, including the Number One "Don't Get Me Started" from 1996.
Although he has not charted a single since 2006, Akins has written singles for other country music singers, primarily as one-third of the songwriting team The Peach Pickers alongside Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip. Akins' son, Thomas Rhett, is also a country singer.
Rhett Akins was born on October 13, 1969, in Valdosta, Georgia. By age eleven, he and his two younger brothers had formed a band. Rhett attended University of Georgia and studied business but gave up his studies after a year. He then worked for his father’s oil and gas distribution company.
Akins married Paige Braswell in 1989, but they have since divorced. They have a son, Thomas Rhett Akins Jr. (born March 30, 1990 and a daughter, Kasey Lee Akins (born 1993). Thomas Rhett Akins Jr. is also a singer-songwriter, who records for Big Machine Records' Valory Music Group imprint as Thomas Rhett.
Claim to Fame
Don't Get Me Started
Brown - Light
Brown - Dark
Thomas Dempsey Akins Jr. (07-08-45)
Pamela Marie Lahood Akins (08-20-47)
John Brooks Akins (10-08-71), James Elias Akins (12-13-72)
Decca Nashville, MCA Nashville, BNA
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Rhett Akins is currently single.
He was married to Paige Braswell from 1989 to 1988.
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