PHOTOS: Thomas Rhett and Conner Smith Thrill Fans With Exclusive SiriusXM and Pandora Performance
Thomas Rhett performed an exclusive concert for SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works on Tuesday (June…
Thomas Rhett, Conner Smith; Photos by Andrew Wendowski
Thomas Rhett performed an exclusive concert for SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works on Tuesday (June 7).
Throughout the show, the 2020 ACM Entertainer of the Year showcased fan-favorite tracks such as “Craving You,” “It Goes Like This” and “Beer Can’t Fix” as well as songs off his recently released new album, Where We Started.
Rhett surprised fans with special guest Riley Green, who joined him to perform their new single, “Half Of Me.”
During the show, the superstar shared his excitement over the opportunity to play Nashville during CMA Fest week and showed his gratitude to those who traveled to Music City.
“Country music fans are the best people in the world! Who else travels from all of the freakin’ world to be in Nashville for one week just to see country music? Crazy,” he shared.
Buzzed-about new artist Conner Smith opened the show with a set that included lively covers of Luke Bryan and Big & Rich as well as songs from his debut EP, Didn’t Go Too Far, including “Take It Slow,” “I Hate Alabama,” and “Learn From It.”
The event offered fans a sneak peek of Rhett’s upcoming Bring The Bar To You Tour, which launches on June 17 in Gilford, New Hampshire, and runs through October 15. The tour will feature Rhett, Smith and Parker McCollum.
For those unable to attend the concert in Nashville, Pandora will present several songs on July 13 at 9pm ET / 6PM PT from Rhett’s performance during Pandora LIVE in the 615: THOMAS RHETT virtual event. The event will also feature a sit-down, in-depth interview between Rhett and SiriusXM’s Storme Warren.
Fans can RSVP for the virtual event HERE.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.