Thomas Rhett is celebrating an important anniversary, and it isn’t to his wife, Lauren Akins. The 31-year-old is celebrating ten years since the release of his debut single, “Something to Do with My Hands,” from his freshman It Goes Like This record.
Rhett reflected on the milestone on social media.
“My debut single was released to radio on Feb. 21, 2012,” Rhett wrote. “Man, what a ride it’s been since then and now my 6th studio album is on its way… all thanks to you guys for listening and loving the music.”
My debut single was released to radio on Feb. 21, 2012. Man, what a ride it’s been since then and now my 6th studio album is on its way… all thanks to you guys for listening and loving the music. https://t.co/dPzwLbeTp4 #WhereWeStarted pic.twitter.com/eCcJkbF6SM
— Thomas Rhett (@ThomasRhett) February 21, 2022
“Something to Do with My Hands” was written by Rhett, along with Chris Stapleton and Lee Thomas Miller. Rhett followed the song with “Beer With Jesus,” but it wasn’t until his third single, with the title track of his album, that Rhett was able to reach the top of the charts.
“These are songs that I felt like were the songs I was writing at the beginning of my career, and now have turned into something that I feel like I can put my stamp on and be like, ‘We really did a great job writing those songs,’” Rhett previously told Everything Nash and other media outlets. “And I think from a sonic standpoint, this record is extremely versatile. I feel like if you enjoyed my Center Point Road album, I think you’re going to really enjoy this record as well. It’s a lot of just great songs that remind you of your past, and also a lot of songs that make you want to party. And those two coming back to back to back to back make for a really unique listening experience.”
Rhett recently took a nostalgic look back, with the release of “Us Someday,” from Where We Started.
“For me, this song is sort of talking to Lauren at 19 years old telling her, ‘I know you think this is crazy, but I believe all of these things are going to happen for us,’” Rhett said of the song, which he wrote with his dad, Rhett Akins, along with Jesse Frasure and Amy Wadge. “And now here we are, over ten years later, and most of those things actually happened, which is just the wildest thing,” said Thomas Rhett. “I also love how different this song sounds from the rest on the project, it opens with just strings and a vocal. I hope people will listen and be able to relate with their own relationships.”
Rhett will embark on his Bring The Bar To You Tour in June. He will also perform at the ACM Awards, where he is nominated for Male Artist of the Year and Album of the Year, for Country Again: Side A. Find music and tour dates at ThomasRhett.com.