“Marry Me” simultaneously earns double platinum status
Thomas Rhett celebrated his 10th and 11th No. 1 singles at Nashville’s Hi-Fi Clyde’s this week with friends and family, and hosted by BMI and ASCAP. The newly certified double platinum “Marry Me” was written by Thomas Rhett, Ashley Gorley, Jesse Frasure and Shane McAnally and the gold selling “Life Changes” written by Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley and Jesse Frasure were both produced by Dan Huff, Jesse Frasure and Thomas Rhett. Following Life Changes’ four previous gold-or-better selling chart-topping singles, Thomas Rhett’s new single “Sixteen” was also the most added song at country radio this week.
Next week, Thomas Rhett will be recognized at the American Music Awards for his two current nominations for Favorite Male Country Artist and Favorite Country Album for his platinum-certified third album Life Changes. Life Changes is the biggest, boldest-sounding record of his career, filled with a diverse batch of songs as he stretches his sound to new limits. Emphasizing his “detailed style of songwriting” (Rolling Stone), Life Changes was an instant hit upon release, debuting at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, marking the first country release to take the top spot last year. It also drew a 2018 GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album and has been streamed more than 944 million times. Thomas Rhett was recently named iHeartRadio’s Country Artist of the Year for the second year in a row, following a CMA Triple Play award for penning three No. 1 songs within a 12-month period (“Die A Happy Man,” “Star of the Show” and Michael Ray’s “Think A Little Less”), adding to his collection of trophies from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards, CMT Music Awards and more.
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