Thomas Rhett Prepares His Return to Touring with New Music

After an unusually long break from being on the road, Thomas Rhett is ready to make a return to touring…


Madeleine O’Connell

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April 23, 2021


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Thomas Rhett; Photo by John Shearer

After an unusually long break from being on the road, Thomas Rhett is ready to make a return to touring this year. The Center Point Road Tour is set to kick off on August 13 with back-to-back nights in Orange Beach, AL. The tour will include both new and rescheduled tour dates, which is great news for those who have held onto their tickets in hopes for the return of live music.

With great anticipation, it has been announced that Cole Swindell and Gabby Barrett will join Rhett on the upcoming tour. 

“I can’t even put into words what getting back out on the road means to me, my band and crew,” the ACM Male Artist of the Year shared in a release. “We’ve dreamt about this moment for a long time and I feel more rejuvenated and excited than ever to get back out there as safely as possible to connect in-person over live music again, especially with so much new material to share. There’s no feeling in the world like it – see y’all out there!” 

During his time at home and off stage, Rhett teased new music on socials, performed a number of live streams for his fans and now, he is gearing up to release the entirety of his double album, Country Again: Side A, on April 30. This release is building even more excitement to hear the new music live on the Center Point Road Tour. 

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“Growing Up,”Country Again,” and “Want it again” are among the tracks that have already been shared off the record. 

“Country Again” is at country radio now and follows the success of the lead single “What’s Your Country Song,” which marks Rhett’s 17th career No. 1 single and 11th consecutive No. 1. 

“I’ve been counting down the days to get this one out to y’all,” Rhett shared of “Country Again.” “It’s one of my favorite songs I’ve written yet and honestly just feels full circle in so many ways… it’s about the crazy journey I’ve been on over the last decade and ultimately finding my way back home.” 

Tickets for the Center Point Road Tour go on sale April 23 at 10AM CT at, just before the release of Rhett’s fifth studio double album. 


8/13/2021- Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater^
8/14/2021- Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater^
8/20/2021- Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
8/21/2021- Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
8/22/2021 – Canandaigua, NY – CMAC
8/26/2021- Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
8/27/2021- Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion
8/28/2021- Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
8/29/2021- Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center*
9/3/2021-  West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
9/4/2021-  Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
9/16/2021- Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview*+
9/17/2021- Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center* +
9/18/2021- Boston, MA – Xfinity Center+
9/23/2021 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center* 
9/24/2021- Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center*
9/25/2021- Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
10/1/2021- Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre*
10/2/2021- St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre* 
10/3/2021- Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
10/7/2021 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
10/8/2021- Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*
10/9/2021- Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek* 
* Indicates rescheduled tour date    
^ Indicates Openers Rhett Akins and Gabby Barrett
Indicates Openers Cole Swindell and Conner Smith

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.