Thomas Rhett Celebrates New Career Milestone: ’20 No. Ones In 10 Years Is Mind-Blowing’
Just days ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Thomas Rhett is celebrating a new career milestone: 20 chart-topping singles in one…
Thomas Rhett; Photo by John Russell/CMA
Just days ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Thomas Rhett is celebrating a new career milestone: 20 chart-topping singles in one decade.
The country superstar earned his milestone 20th No.1 hit with “Half Of Me” featuring Riley Green as it topped both the Billboard and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts this week.
“Half Of Me” is featured on Thomas Rhett’s latest album, Where We Started. The beer-drinking anthem was co-written by Rhett alongside Josh Thompson, Will Bundy, and his father, Rhett Akins.
Rhett and Green teamed up with Green to perform “Half Of Me” during the 2022 CMT Music Awards in Nashville.
“Half of me wants a cold beer / Yeah, that’s the cold hard truth / And with the ‘frigerator stocked full of ’em / Tell me what’s a boy to do? / I ain’t even tryna fight it, it’s already been decided / The sky and the mountains are blue / Half of me wants a cold beer / And the other half does too,” the pair sang on the chorus during the star-studded broadcast.
The father of four admitted he was blown away by the news of his 20th chart-topper.
“20 No. Ones in 10 years is mind-blowing,” Rhett shared in a statement. “The support since 2012 by radio, songwriters, my team and all the fans has been incredible. This is insane and I’m so grateful for this wild ride! I can’t wait to see what the next decade has in store.”
To celebrate the memorable achievement, Thomas Rhett shared a video recapping his 20 No.1 singles.
“‘Half Of Me’ officially makes 20 number ones as an artist in 10 years. This milestone occurring on a week of gratitude couldn’t be more fitting,” he captioned the clip. “There’s so much to be thankful for this year. I’m just absolutely humbled and floored. And I have a feeling the next decade is going to be even better 🙌”
The No.1 songs in chronological order include:
1. “It Goes Like This”
2. “Get Me Some Of That”
3. “Make Me Wanna”
4. “Crash And Burn”
5. “Die A Happy Man”
7. “Star Of The Show”
8. “Craving You” (feat. Maren Morris)
10. “Marry Me”
11. “Life Changes”
13. “Look What God Gave Her”
14. “Remember You Young”
15. “Beer Can’t Fix” (feat. Jon Pardi)
16. “Be A Light” (feat. Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, Chris Tomlin & Hillary Scott)
17. “What’s Your Country Song?”
18. “Country Again”
19. “Slow Down Summer”
20. “Half Of Me” (feat. Riley Green)
Thomas Rhett recently wrapped his Bring The Bar To You Tour and is enjoying some downtime before kicking things into high gear in 2023 with the Canadian leg of the tour featuring special guests Jordan Davis and Kameron Marlowe.
Later, he will embark on the highly anticipated Home Team Tour 23 alongside Cole Swindell and Nate Smith. The trek will visit 40 cities in 27 states beginning May 4 in Des Moines, IA.
“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.”
Tickets for the Home Team Tour 23 are on sale now.
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.