Thomas Rhett Gushes Over His Daughters: ‘They Are Growing Up So Fast’

Thomas Rhett is soaking up more family time than ever this year. With his Center Point Road Tour rescheduled until…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 27, 2020


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Thomas Rhett is soaking up more family time than ever this year.

With his Center Point Road Tour rescheduled until 2021, the superstar has found himself at home with his wife, Lauren, and three daughters, Willa Gray, Ada James and Lennon Love. While he misses the road, he admits that 2020 does have a silver lining.

“Honestly, it’s just been such a blessing in disguise, this whole year. I would say the first 30, 40 days into quarantine I was kinda losing my mind, going, ‘I need to play a show. I need to write a song. I need to do something.’ And then one day my wife looked at me and she said, ‘Honey, you’re not gonna play a show this year. You just need to let it be and relax and be with our family.’” Rhett recalls.

He took her advice. Since then, the Akins family has enjoyed time at home, in the mountains of Montana, and most recently, a beach trip to Florida, where the country superstar realized his girls are “growing up so fast.”

Now that he’s let go of the idea of going back on the road in 2020, the “Be A Light” singer says he’s enjoying every minute at home.

“It’s been really amazing to get to spend this much quality time with my kids, and this is the most nights in a row I’ve ever gotten to put ‘em to bed and wake up with ‘em. And it’s been absolutely amazing just to get to watch them grow up,” he shares. “So, as crazy and weird as this year has been, that is definitely a silver lining, just gettin’ to watch my kids grow and gettin’ to really be intentional with my wife.”

Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins recently celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary. Read his sweet message to his bride HERE.

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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.