Thomas Rhett Wins CMT Awards For “Prayer”
During this year’s CMT Awards, Thomas Rhett was awarded with the prestigious Country Music Award for “Prayer”. The song is from his newest album, Center Point Road, and Rhett performed it live at the awards show. In addition, Carrie Underwood and Dan + Shay also performed.
Carrie Underwood and Dan + Shay perform
During the CMT Artists of the Year, Carrie Underwood and Dan + Shay performed. The awards ceremony took place at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. This was the 10th annual CMT Artists of the Year event. These awards honor the top country artists of the year. The ceremony is a live event, and fans will get to see it on CMT.
Carrie Underwood performed two songs: “Two Black Cadillacs” and “Blown Away”. She also received the CMT Artist of the Year award. Her song “Two Black Cadillacs” also won the award for best country song.
Dan + Shay were also honored. They received the CMT Artist of the Year award, and their song “Tequila” won the award for best country song. They opened the night with their hit song, which received a standing ovation from the audience.
Thomas Rhett and Kane Brown also received the CMT Artist of the Year. The duo’s award was dedicated to their late drummer, Kenny Dixon.
Thomas Rhett’s acceptance speech
During his CMT Artists of the Year award show acceptance speech, Thomas Rhett threw out the best of the best. He showed off his musical and lyrical prowess, but also showed off his faith with a bit of humility. He made it clear that the night was about introspection and not about winning awards. He even took the time to pray for Kane Brown, who was there to accept his award.
The ceremony aired October 16 from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Hosts for the evening include Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and the Zac Brown Band. The show also featured a handful of other country superstars, including Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert. Several of these artists performed for the first time since the death of one of their bandmates.
The CMT Artists of the Year award ceremony was chock full of memorable moments. Among them was the award for Best Breakout Artist of the Year, which went to Ashley McBryde. Other award winners included Luke Combs, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood.
Thomas Rhett’s new project Center Point Road
Whether it’s his career-building smash hit LIFE CHANGES, his latest release Center Point Road, or his performance at CMA Fest this year, Thomas Rhett’s a force to be reckoned with in country music. His latest album is a blend of classic balladry and new school honky-tonk, with a dash of danceable disco and breezy beachside soul.
Center Point Road is a follow-up to Rhett’s PLATINUM-certified smash LIFE CHANGES. On it, Rhett reflects on his life and the upbringing that has inspired him. He co-wrote every track on the 16-song project. It’s the most autobiographical release of Rhett’s career.
Rhett’s fourth studio album, Center Point Road, is due out May 31. It’s named after a street in Hendersonville, Tennessee, where Rhett grew up. His father, Rhett Akins, wrote the album’s first single, “Look What God Gave Her.”
Center Point Road features a collaboration with Kellie Ballerini. It was also produced by Cleve Wilson, Julian Bunetta, Dann Huff, and Jesse Frasure.
Thomas Rhett’s influence on country music
During a recent interview, Thomas Rhett talked about his influence on country music. He shared how his early career sparked his interest in music and how his father Rhett Akins helped shape his style.
Rhett, who is the son of country singer-songwriter Rhett Akins, is one of the most prominent country stars of his generation. His songs have been a big part of the country music industry, and he has toured the country for the past decade. He has released 17 songs that have reached the top of the charts. His latest hit, “Die A Happy Man,” topped the Hot Country Songs chart and Billboard Country Airplay chart. He was also named male vocalist of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Rhett and his wife Lauren have four children together. Thomas and Lauren also adopted their daughter Willa from Uganda. The couple reunited in 2012 after splitting up in 10th grade.
Rhett grew up listening to music from his father, and he has a keen understanding of the music business. He started out as a drummer in a punk rock band in high school, and then studied business at Lipscomb University in Nashville. In his early twenties, he dropped out of college to focus on his music career. He formed a band called High Heeled Flip Flops.