Valory Music Co. artist Thomas Rhett stopped by MusicRow headquarters yesterday (2/28) with Valory VP Promotion, George Briner, to share his music and visit with the staff. Rhett, who joked about his grade school nickname “T-Rhett,” is no stranger to Country music. The young musician grew up immersed in it, often hitting the road with his father, country artist Rhett Akins. But it wasn’t until he was in college that Rhett decided to pursue a Country music career for himself. He signed his first publishing deal with EMI in 2010 and landed his first cut, “I Ain’t Ready To Quit,” on Jason Aldean’s multi-platinum album, My Kinda Party. A year later, he signed a record deal with Valory.
The Georgia native played “What’cha Got In That Cup,” an up-tempo number co-written with his father. Rhett then confessed the favorite song he’s ever written was his follow-up performance, “If I Could Have A Beer With Jesus.”
He also performed his new single, “Something To Do With My Hands,” which is now available on iTunes, and currently climbing MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart.
Rhett is currently scheduled to appear on select dates with Miranda Lambert‘s On Fire tour, and his debut album is expected later in 2012.