Thomas Rhett Admits It’s ‘Going To Be Really Tough’ To Go Back On Tour

Like touring artists everywhere, Thomas Rhett has found himself with a lot of extra time at home this year due…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 9, 2020


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Thomas Rhett and Family

Like touring artists everywhere, Thomas Rhett has found himself with a lot of extra time at home this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The superstar has been soaking up lots of family time and says his three daughters – Willa Gray, 4, Ada James, 2, and Lennon Love, 5 months – have gotten used to having him around all the time. While it’s been a nice change of pace, Rhett believes things aren’t going to be so easy when his touring schedule resumes in 2021.

“I think when next summer rolls around and we get back on the road it’s going to be really tough to leave because I think my kids got so used to me being dad Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and not on the weekends and so now that I’m here 24/7 during the week they’re gonna be like, “What? You work? You have a job?” and so it’ll be different,” he recently shared with CMT Radio’s Cody Alan.

Even though it may take some getting used to at first, Rhett thinks his girls will end up enjoying their time on the road even more since they’ll be another year older.

“But, they’ll be so much older then that it’ll be so fun to take them on the road and I think they’ll just appreciate it that much more,” he acknowledged.

After spending some time at the beach in Florida earlier this summer, Thomas, his wife Lauren and their daughters recently enjoyed a vacation in Colorado where they went fly fishing and enjoyed everything the great outdoors has to offer.

The “Be A Light” singer encountered a bit of a hiccup during their trip when he accidentally hooked himself in the back of his leg. He documented his fishing mishap on Instagram, writing, “The day started great! Then I hooked myself in the back of the leg. Had to push it out the other side, cut the barb off then pull it back through!”

Thomas Rhett’s Center Point Road Tour will now kick off in Gilford, NH on June 2, 2021. The singer/songwriter will be joined by country hitmaker Cole Swindell on his headlining run.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.