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Thomas Rhett Encourages Volunteers to 'Do Something With Their Hands'

May 14, 2012

The Valory Music Co.’s hot newcomer, Thomas Rhett, has partnered with Hands On Nashville (HON) -- Middle Tennessee’s volunteer resource center—to encourage volunteers to serve their community and find ‘something to do with their hands.’ The goal of the partnership is to actively promote the hundreds of volunteer opportunities available each month at HON.org, which range from packaging meals at the local food bank to installing energy-saving upgrades in area homes.

“It is especially humbling to be able to give back in my own community," said Thomas Rhett. "Whether I can do that by sorting food at my local food bank or helping to make someone's home more energy efficient, then I'm all for it."

Kicking off CMA Music Fest on Thursday, June 7, Thomas Rhett will join HON and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to host a Volunteer Day to sort food and pack bags for those in need. Following the event, Thomas Rhett will perform an acoustic concert for all participants. Everyone is invited to lend a hand during the Volunteer Day, which begins at 9:45 AM. Register here now.

The June 7th event is in conjunction with Outnumber Hunger, a partnership between the Big Machine Label Group, General Mills and Feeding America. The national campaign utilizes local activation and brings awareness to the one in six Americans struggling with hunger. For more information on how to help secure meals at local food banks, including Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, visit outnumberhunger.com.

About Thomas Rhett: Hailing from Valdosta, GA, music has been a part of twenty-two-year-old Thomas Rhett’s life for as long as he can remember. He grew up in a musical family watching father Rhett Akins work as an artist and a hit songwriter. In high school, Thomas Rhett dabbled in songwriting and playing guitar before forming a band with some friends. In 2010, while still a student at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Thomas Rhett signed his first publishing deal with EMI. Shortly thereafter he landed his first cut on Jason Aldean’s platinum-selling album MY KINDA PARTY with “I Ain’t Ready To Quit.” Just a year later, he signed a record contract with The Valory Music Co. He is currently in the studio working on his debut album with famed producer Jay Joyce, which will feature the Top 30 debut single, “Something To Do With My Hands.” This summer, Thomas Rhett has been selected as an opener on Toby Keith’s Live In Overdrive Tour, Presented by Ford F-series. Previously, he’s toured with Blake Shelton, Brantley Gilbert, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Pat Green, among others. Visit ThomasRhett.com for tour dates and more.

About Hands On Nashville: Since 1991, Hands On Nashville (HON) has been connecting volunteers to critical needs facing the Middle Tennessee community like hunger, homelessness, and environmental protection. In 2011, HON connected more than 114,000 volunteers to service opportunities, making it one of the largest volunteer resource centers of its kind in the world. Offering more than 300 volunteer opportunities to the community each month at HON.org, Hands On Nashville challenges everyone to find a way to give back and to … Be the Change. Volunteer. For more information, visit www.HON.org or call (615) 298-1108.

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