WATCH: Thomas Rhett Stops Concert To Lead Fans In Prayer During Medical Emergency
Rhett later shared a positive health update about Terry, who needed medical attention during the concert.
Thomas Rhett; Photos Courtesy TikTok
Thomas Rhett has never been one to shy away from his faith and that became apparent during the final night of his Home Team Tour when an audience member experienced a medical emergency and he stopped his concert to pray with fans.
On Saturday (Sept. 30), Rhett’s concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena came to a halt in the midst of his “Craving You” performance when someone near the front row became ill.
Instead of continuing on with the show, Rhett approached the area near the side of the stage to check on the audience member. In videos shared to TikTok by fans who were seated near the fan who experienced the medical emergency, Rhett can be seen conversing with the fans to learn more about what happened.
@exceptionallyexcited A medical emergency happened at the Thomas Rhett concert in Nashville. Our thoughts and prayers are with Terry’s family. #thomasrhett ♬ original sound – Sheena Lynn
Then, Thomas Rhett bowed his head and led the audience in prayer.
“The Ultimate Healer”
“God, we just ask for your healing over Terry. We know you are the ultimate physician. We know that you are the ultimate healer,” Rhett said.
“Pray for Terry’s family right now, who [are] very scared. For Terry, who is very scared,” he added. “God, we know that you are a miracle worker and we pray over Terry and his family right now. We ask that everybody in this room, after they leave tonight, they will continue to pray for Terry and his family. We love you. We thank you for this in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
@tacoking001 This occurred at Thomas Rhett’s last shoe of his tour in #nashvilletn Saturday 9.30.2023. part 1 of 2 @Fox News #prayers #concert #music #country #thomasrhett #coleswindell #natesmithcountrymusic ♬ original sound – K J
After the situation unfolded and Terry was being treated, Rhett continued his show.
Fans Praised Him For Handling The Situation “With Grace”
The country superstar garnered praise from fans who applauded him for the way he handled the situation.
“I was there last night and the way he handled this brought me to tears😭 The Holy Spirit filled that arena entirely,” one TikTok user wrote.
Another shared, “Thomas Rhett I have so much respect for you not only as an artist but also as a human being. ”
The day after the concert, Rhett took to social media to share a positive update about Terry.
“I’m thankful to report that Terry, who needed medical attention at last night’s show in Nashville, is home and doing well. He and his family appreciate all the prayers! Love y’all so much,” he wrote.
20 Number Ones
Thomas Rhett’s wildly successful Home Team Tour 23 came to a close on Saturday, just one day after the release of 20 Number Ones, a retrospective vinyl compilation commemorating his 20 chart-topping hits achieved in just 10 years.
“To say I feel blessed is an understatement,” Rhett humbly shared in a statement. “It’s been a trip down memory lane looking back on all the life and music I’ve had the chance to share with the fans over the last 10 years. It blows my mind reflecting on all the joy we’ve shared together and the support I’ve had from radio, partners and my team to help get my music out there. I’m so grateful for this journey and can’t wait for the next 10.”
New Song With Morgan Wallen
The just-released collection also includes a brand-new track: “Mamaw’s House” with Morgan Wallen. Written by Thomas Rhett and Wallen with Matt Dragstrem and Chase McGill, the song finds the country stars paying tribute to their grandmothers.
They were inspired to write the song after they realized they shared a similar experience going up.
“Morgan and I were writing one day and he got a call from his Mamaw. We got to talking and realized we both had a ‘Mamaw’ growing up and so we decided to write a song about that,” Rhett explained.
“The song describes my grandmothers and Morgan’s as well – we wanted to describe a small town piece of paradise. Growing up, I can remember going to both of my grandmothers’ houses in South Georgia,” he continued. “I learned so many life lessons there about hard work, manners, and respect. This song really hits home for me and I hope everyone feels the same.”
Wallen had his late Mamaw Boots in mind when writing the wholesome track.
“Many times in the past I’ve been open and honest about the love I have for my Mamaw Boots. It was only a matter of time before a song was inspired by her,” he shared. “I dedicate this one to not only her but to my living grandmothers as well. I hope they know what a big part they’ve all played in shaping my life. TR had a similar experience growing up so I’m really glad we got to write and record this song together. Hope y’all enjoy it.”
Thomas Rhett’s next scheduled tour date is set for November 11-12 at Country Bay Music Festival in Miami.
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.