RIAA, Music Biz Team With Thomas Rhett To “Give the Gift of Music”

Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Music Business Association (Music Biz) have teamed to debut an exclusive video from country performer Thomas Rhett. The video, launched exclusively on givethegiftofmusic.info, highlights the impact of giving and receiving music as a gift.

The 2015 CMA ‘New Artist of the Year’ nominee joins the campaign in the run up to the highly-anticipated Sept. 25 release of his sophomore album, Tangled Up, and the announcement that he will perform a record-breaking concert event at the iconic AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 23.

“I will never forget when my mom’s dad, I call him papaw, gave me one of his first guitars he ever bought as a kid. It was a 1979 Gibson Dove,” says Rhett. “It was the guitar I learned how to play Third Eye Blind songs on in high school. I even played it in the talent show. I think because of that guitar and its sentiment, some beautiful songs came out of it.”

The 5th annual GTGOM “Countdown to the CMA Awards” contest asks fans to share how Thomas Rhett or any other 2015 CMA Awards nominee’s music (song, lyrics, performance, etc.) has inspired them. The Grand Prize winner will receive two tickets, donated by CMA, to attend “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” in Nashville on Nov. 4 and a cash prize of $1,000. A special Country music gift package will go to the second place winner. All additional winners will receive signed copies of Thomas Rhett’s new album, Tangled Up.

For more information, visit givethegiftofmusic.info.

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