Thomas Rhett is one busy guy – a new album and tour dates across the world – listen as he catches Mike and Janie up on all things Thomas.
Father’s Day was this past weekend, so how did Thomas spend it?
“We were actually home for Father’s Day, which was nice. It was really simple. My wife and kids got me a card with a coupon that was hand written and said “This coupon is good for golf any day you feel like it.” It was about the best gift I could’ve received. My wife cooked an awesome Chicken Parmesan for the whole family and we hung out.”
What about those tears? We know deep down Thomas is bound to be a softie and with two daughters they’re bound to be some sweet tearjerker moments.
“I don’t cry a lot, but I am a softie. I’ll cry at a good rom-com but I don’t cry other than that. My kids have just gotten to the point where they understand what it means when Daddy says that he has to go to work. When I’m about to get on the bus to leave I’m like “Daddy has to go to work” and Willa will go “You gotta go sing?” “Yea, I gotta go sing.” About two weeks ago they both wrapped themselves around both of my legs and say “Daddy, please don’t go.” and that had not happened yet. It is the worst feeling on the planet.”
What does Thomas’ wife Lauren think of the new album?
“She loves it. She definitely has her favorite tracks on the record, but I think this is her favorite record of mine that I’ve made. I hope it keeps continuing that way. I hope every record we make is her favorite. It’s been really cool to have her support with this record because she really played a huge part in helping us pick a lot of the songs on the record and help advise me. She’d be like, “I know you like this song, but I’m not feeling it.” So, you kinda have to take what she says and say “OK, well if that’s what she thinks.” but if I love a song too much then sometimes I just record some for me, but most of these were recorded because she loved them and a lot of my other friends loved them too.”
What about touring with Dad, Rhett Akins, how’s that going?
“Ya’ll are going to freak when you see this. It’s so retro, it’s awesome. From the merch booth – you have to get a t-shirt because his t-shirts are the same ones from 1996. My Dad hasn’t worn a cowboy hat in 15 years, and he broke out his dusty ol’ cowboy hat from ’96 and he wears it on stage. The first thing he says on stage is “For ya’ll millenials out there, I’m Thomas Rhett’s Daddy and I’m way older than ya’ll but here are some songs that I think you might know that I’ve written for Jon Pardi, Dustin Lynch and Luke Bryan.”