THOMAS RHETT SURPRISED WITH LIFE CHANGES RIAA GOLD CERTIFICATION WHILE CELEBRATING EIGHTH & NINTH CAREER NO. 1 HITS
Pictured (L-R): Julian Bunetta (BMI), Jesse Frasure (BMI), Ashley Gorley (ASCAP), Thomas Rhett (BMI), Shane McAnally (GMR), Dave Barnes (ASCAP) and Dann Huff (ASCAP)
Pictured (L-R): Big Machine Label Group’s Nicole Csabai, BMLG’s Mike Rittberg, G Major Management’s Virginia Davis, Thomas Rhett, BMLG’s Scott Borchetta, BMLG’s Allison Jones, The Valory Music Co.’s George Briner and BMLG’s Jake Basden
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Current Top 5 Single “Marry Me” Simultaneously Earns GOLD Following Back-to-Back
No. 1s off LIFE CHANGES, “Craving You” & “Unforgettable”
NASHVILLE, TN (February 16, 2018) – ACM Awards Male Vocalist of the Year THOMAS RHETTcommemorated his eighth and ninth career No. 1s yesterday as he gathered with friends and family at Von Elrod’s in Nashville to celebrate his latest chart-toppers – PLATINUM-certified “Craving You” and GOLD “Unforgettable.” Alongside “Craving You” songwriters Dave Barnes and Julian Bunetta and “Unforgettable”’s Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally and Bunetta, Thomas Rhett was also surprised with a plaque to commemorate LIFE CHANGES (The Valory Music Co.) earning RIAA GOLD certification for achieving 500,000 units sold less than six months after its release. Additionally, his current Top 5 “Marry Me” has been certified GOLD as it continues to climb the Country radio charts.
Next week, Thomas Rhett will be recognized as a CMA Triple Play Award recipient, which honors songwriters who have penned 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”). The reigning iHeartRadio Music Awards Country Artist of the Year will defend his title at next month’s 2018 ceremony, where he’ll also vie for Country Song of the Year for “Unforgettable.”
Thomas Rhett’s third album LIFE CHANGES is the biggest, boldest-sounding record of his career, filled with a diverse batch of songs united by the “consistency of their craft” (Variety) as he stretches his sound to new limits. Highlighting his “detailed style of songwriting” (Rolling Stone), LIFE CHANGES was an instant hit, debuting at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, marking the first Country release to take the top spot in 2017. The release also drew a 2018 GRAMMY® Awards nomination for Best Country Album and has been streamed more than 400 million times. Following his in-demand debut headlining HOME TEAM TOUR, Thomas Rhett is keeping up the momentum with his LIFE CHANGES TOUR 2018, set to kick off in April. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.ThomasRhett.com.