BREAKING: Thomas Rhett Abruptly Cancels Louisiana Concert As A Result Of Storm Damage

The singer shared a statement to fans on social media encouraging them to “stay safe.”


Madeleine O’Connell

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June 16, 2023


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Thomas Rhett; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Thomas Rhett was forced to abruptly cancel his Louisiana concert on June 17 due to “storm damage in the area” of the Brookshire Grocery Arena.

On Friday (June 16), the country superstar and the Brookshire Grocery Arena in Bossier City took to social media to reveal the unfortunate news with fans.

“Due to storm damage in the area and power outages in the venue, the Thomas Rhett ‘Home Team Tour 23’ stop scheduled for Saturday, June 17, 2023, in Bossier City, Louisiana has been cancelled,” the venue shared.

“Love y’all Bossier City. Stay safe 🙏,” Rhett wrote, also sharing the venue’s statement.

Refunds for Thomas Rhett’s Home Team Tour date at Brookshire Grocery Arena in Bossier City, Louisiana, will be available at your point of purchase.

The National Weather Service reported that the severe thunderstorms began in the Shreveport-Bossier area around 1:30 a.m. Friday, June 16 and ended shortly after 2 a.m. The storm brought strong winds that measured up to 80 miles per hour and caused damage to the surrounding area. 

“Bossier Parish experienced severe weather during the night with heavy rain and strong winds. The severe weather knocked out power to the majority of the parish. This is due mainly to trees falling on power lines. At this point, there is no timeline as to when power will be restored,” the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s shared in a statement. 

Celebrating 20 No. 1 hits

The news comes after Thomas Rhett celebrated his recent string of No. 1 hits, including “Remember You Young,” “Beer Can’t Fix” feat Jon Pardi, “Be A Light” feat. Reba, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, and Keith Urban, “What’s Your Country Song,” “Country Again,” “Slow Down Summer,” and “Half of Me” feat. Riley Green. 

The country singer has managed to rack up 20 total chart-toppers in a matter of just 10 years. 

In honor of reaching 20 No. 1 songs, Rhett also announced that he will be releasing a retrospective vinyl collection titled, 20 Number Ones. Out September 29, the project will compile each of his hits plus his current single, “Angels (Don’t Always Have Wings),” as a bonus track. 

Listeners will take a trip down their memory lane as they get the chance to re-explore their favorite tunes like “Make Me Wanna,” “Die a Happy Man,” “Crash and Burn,” “Unforgettable,” and more.

Latest add to country radio

After earning his 20th No. 1 hit with “Half Of Me (feat. Riley Green),” Thomas Rhett released a brand-new single to Country radio that was inspired by his wife Lauren Akins. The song hit airwaves on January 23, 2023.

Co-written by Rhett alongside Julian Bunetta, Teddy Swims (whose real name is Jaten Dimsdale) and Josh Thompson, “Angels (Don’t Always Have Wings)” celebrates unconditional, patient love. 

Previously titled “Angels,” the track first appeared on Thomas Rhett’s critically acclaimed sixth studio album, Where We Started.

“This is my favorite song from the album. I wrote it from a personal perspective, but I think it will resonate with a lot of people,” Rhett shared in a press release.

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Home Team Tour 23

Thomas Rhett is currently in the midst of his Home Team Tour 23, which features support from Cole Swindell and Nate Smith.

“Being on the road is one of my favorite places to be,” Rhett shared. “I can’t wait to see the joy on y’alls faces next year and with my buddies Cole Swindell and Nate Smith. We’re definitely gonna have a good time.”

Produced by Live Nation, Presented by Dos Primos Tequila and Fueled by Marathon, the 40-city trek kicked off on May 4 in Des Moines, IA at Wells Fargo Arena and continues through September 29, where the tour will wrap up at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN.

“My road family, they are my family. You know, I say it on every stage all night, by band, my crew, my truck drivers, my bus drivers really are one big family unit. So anytime we bring other artists out, like this year, Cole and Nate Smith are out with us and we just invite everybody to just be a part of our family. This year has been extra special and extra fun,” Rhett said of his headlining trek.

Thomas Rhett Home Team Tour 2023

The tour comes in support of his latest album, Where We Started, which arrived on April 1, 2022. The project features collaborations with Katy Perry, Riley Green, Tyler Hubbard and Russell Dickerson.

Where We Started features 15 tracks, including Rhett’s latest chart-topping hit, “Half Of Me,” a duet with Green, “Slow Down Summer,” as well as his current single, “Where We Started,” a duet featuring Perry.

Find Thomas Rhett’s full list of tour dates HERE.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.