WATCH: Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and Conner Smith Prompt Massive Sing-Along with ’90s Country Cover

Thomas Rhett rang in the new year with thousands of country music fans at XCel Energy Center in Minneapolis, and…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 3, 2022

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Thomas Rhett rang in the new year with thousands of country music fans at XCel Energy Center in Minneapolis, and he brought a few of his buddies to the Twin Cities along with him.

Joined by his friends and fellow artists Cole Swindell and Conner Smith, the country superstar performed a cover of an iconic Garth Brooks hit on Friday (Dec. 31) in Minnesota.

Following Rhett and Swindell’s performance of “Beer Can’t Fix,” a duet that originally features Jon Pardi, Rhett began singing Brooks’ chart-topping hit “Friends In Low Places.”

After singing the opening lines of the song, Rhett welcomed Smith to the stage and the three hitmakers led a roaring sing-along with the capacity crowd to fan-favorite anthem.

Watch the star-studded performance below.


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The father of four adores the Brooks hit, so much so that he has even name-dropped it in his seventeenth No. 1 hit, “What’s Your Country Song?” 

Thomas Rhett’s final concert of 2021 capped off another incredible year for the singer/songwriter, who recently welcomed his fourth daughter with wife Lauren Akins. 2022 will surely be another milestone year for the country hitmaker as he previously shared plans to release his sixth studio album, Where We Started, in the coming months.

Rhett, whose current single “Slow Down Summer” is in the Top 30 at Country Radio, shared his goals for 2022 with fans via Instagram stories on Sunday evening (Jan. 2).

“As I look ahead into this upcoming year I just wanna be better. A better husband, better dad, better friend, better songwriter, better entertainer haha,” Rhett shared. “I hope this year is incredible for all of you. Thank you for loving and supporting me and my family for so long. Happy new year everyone. God bless!”

Cole Swindell will soon embark on his headlining Down To The Bar Tour featuring special guests Travis Denning and Ashley Cooke. Kicking off on February 17, 2022, the tour will visit several cities around the U.S. before wrapping in early April.

Meanwhile, Conner Smith, who was named a Country Now Artist to Watch in 2022, is set to join Ryan Hurd on the Tour de Pelago beginning this month and in March, he will head south of the border to Cancun, Mexico to perform alongside Sam Hunt.

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