Proving he “isn’t afraid to do things his own way” (Forbes), Thomas Rhett has earned this week’s No. one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart with “Die A Happy Man” from his sophomore album TANGLED UP (The Valory Music Co.), marking five consecutive No. One’s. While continuing to hold its place on the iTunes all-genre Top 10 chart, “Die A Happy Man” earns PLATINUM certification by the RIAA.
“It’s been really cool to see a song that is so personal to me and Lauren become something so many other people can relate to,” shares Thomas Rhett. “This year has been wild and I can’t really think of a better way to close it out.”
Dubbed by Noisey as “one of country [music’s] perennial next big things,” Thomas Rhett also closes out 2015 with attention from critics, landing on year-end lists including Billboard’s 10 Best Country Songs of 2015 for “Die A Happy Man.” This year’s Tangled Up and previous PLATINUM selling chart-topper “Crash And Burn” were handpicked by Rolling Stone for their Best Country Albums of 2015 and Best Country Songs of 2015 lists respectively, as the former was one of only two country tracks on SPIN’s all-genre 101 Best Songs of 2015.
This year’s CMT ON TOUR marked Thomas Rhett’s first headlining tour where he proved critics have “no doubt he’s on his way to superstardom” (Patriot Ledger). He will continue in the momentum as direct support on Jason Aldean’s We Were Here 2016 tour kicking off in January. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.thomasrhett.com.