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Thomas Rhett Is Grateful for Dad’s Life Lessons

Thomas Rhett

NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 15: Singer/Songwriter Thomas Rhett and his dad Singer/Songwriter Rhett Akins backstage during Opening Night of Chris Young’s Liquid Neon Tour (SOLD OUT) at the Ryman Auditorium on November 15, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Thomas Rhett is fortunate that his dad, Rhett Atkins, a successful songwriter and artist, can offer him plenty of advice on his career. But according to Thomas, the best life lessons he’s learned from his dad are how to be a go-getter and to always be thankful.

“When I was growing up I was more shy about things that I wanted, as far as sports goes,” Thomas said. “Playing football, I never was that guy that would really try to get into the mix and try to make a name for myself on the football field. But when I got out of high school, Dad really taught me how to go after what I wanted and work really hard for what I wanted and not take for it granted… and remember where the hard work came from.”

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The other important lesson Rhett passed on to Thomas is to always be thankful. “Whenever something good happens in your life, immediately thank God for it because it’s not your doing anyways,” he said. “He has a plan for everybody. So dad’s always taught me to really be thankful to God for everything I’ve been given.”

Thomas’ latest single, “It Goes Like This,” is at radio now.


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