First country release to take top spot in 2017
Thomas Rhett’s latest album Life Changes has earned RIAA platinum certification, hitting the noteworthy sales mark less than a year from its release. An instant hit out of the gate, Life Changes debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, marking the first country release to take the top spot in 2017, also drawing a 2018 GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album. Life Changes’ diversity is “a testament to Thomas Rhett’s confidence” (Associated Press) with a bold, eclectic range of songs “united only in the breezy consistency of their craft” (Variety). Resonating with fans, each of the album’s three singles have soared to the top of the charts, bringing Thomas Rhett’s No. 1 tally to ten. His latest gold-certified hit “Life Changes” is Top-5-and-climbing at radio, becoming his 12th song to earn an RIAA sales certification.
“I found out Life Changes went platinum and the single was gold the same day I got to play Nissan Stadium at home in Nashville, so that was a really special moment for me,” Rhett says in a press release. “When you put out something so personal to you, you always wonder if other people will be able to relate. I just write what I know. It turns out that we all know love, family and experience the ups and downs of life. The best thing about music is that it becomes such a unifying force – we get to experience it all together.”
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. After multiple sell-outs this year, Thomas Rhett is set to continue on his headlining Life Changes Tour, kicking off the fall leg September 13th in Bangor, ME with special guests Brett Young and Midland.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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