Rhett Akins Congratulates Son Thomas Rhett On New Album: ‘Proud of All You’ve Accomplished’

Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins; Photo Courtesy Apple Music Country
Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins; Photo Courtesy Apple Music Country

Rhett Akins is an accomplished singer and songwriter himself but he couldn’t be more proud of his son, Thomas Rhett, who just released his new album, Where We Started.

Akins took to social media to share a sweet message in honor of his son and his just-released new project. 


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“Thomas Rhett, I can’t believe you just released your 6th album,” Akins wrote alongside the album cover and tracklist. “Proud of all you’ve accomplished in just a short time. This is such a great album. Thanks for letting me be a part of it. I can’t wait to work on the next one!”

The father/son pair five tracks together that appear on the album, including “Half Of Me” (featuring Riley Green), “Bring The Bar,” “Slow Down Summer,” “Us Someday,” and “Somebody Like Me.” 

Akins recently appeared on Thomas Rhett’s Where We Started Radio on Apple Music Country, where they opened up about working together. 

“We have a good track record going,” Thomas admitted. 

“We do have a great track record. You would think that father and son, writing together would never work, and if it worked, it maybe worked once,” Rhett acknowledged. 

Where We Started Radio with Thomas Rhett airs weekly on Tuesdays on Apple Music Country at 3pm PT / 5pm CT / 6pm ET.

Thomas Rhett & Rhett Akins; Photo by Chris Hollo
Thomas Rhett & Rhett Akins; Photo by Chris Hollo

Thomas Rhett & Rhett Akins; Photo by Chris HolloLast summer, Thomas Rhett and Rhett Akins made history together when they shared the stage at the Grand Ole Opry, marking the first time a father and son played the Opry on the same evening and the first time they performed on the Opry stage together. 

The pair earned a standing ovation from the sold-out crowd as they joined forces to perform the chart-topping hit, “What’s Your Country Song.”

Rhett Akins; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Rhett Akins; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Later in the year, Thomas was by his father’s side as he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (NaSHOF). 

“What’s up, Pops,” Rhett shared from the stage before performing Akins’ first No.1 single, “That Ain’t My Truck.” “I just want to say how proud I am of ya. This is the most incredible achievement of all time. I feel like you wake up every day, and you wonder if you’re ever gonna write another hit, and here you are, sitting here with millions of hit songs and an even better person — such an amazing dad, and you taught me more than anything that I could have ever dreamed of in this world.”

Thomas Rhett and Rhett Akins have written dozens of songs together and show no signs of slowing down. 

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