BMI COMMEMORATES MULTI-PLATINUM ENTERTAINER THOMAS RHETT
WITH 7X NO. ONE PARTY YESTERDAY
Pictured (Back Row L-R): Leslie Roberts (BMI), Josh Miller (BMI), Will Bundy (ASCAP), Riley Green (BMI), Rhett Akins (BMI), Josh Thompson (BMI), Matt Dragstrem (ASCAP), Jon Pardi (BMI), Mike Sistad (ASCAP) (Front Row L-R): Julian Bunetta (BMI), Parker Welling (BMI), Thomas Rhett (BMI), Dann Huff (ASCAP), Ashley Gorley (ASCAP) Photo Credit: Steve Lowry for BMI
NASHVILLE, TN – Jun. 07, 2023 – BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) launched into this week’s 50th annual CMA Fest by celebrating BMI singer/songwriter and multi-Platinum entertainer Thomas Rhett’s 7 out of 20 most recent career chart-topping No. 1s - all 7 of which Thomas Rhett co-wrote. Hosted by BMI and ASCAP, the lunchtime party held yesterday on the rooftop of BMI’s Nashville location celebrated how Thomas Rhett’s career has touched countless corners of Nashville’s tight-knit songwriting community. The event recognized everyone from newly minted hit songwriters to songwriting legends as well as a few of Thomas Rhett’ collaborators and friends including Riley Green and Jon Pardi. Attendees enjoyed Martin’s BBQ while toasting to the success behind Thomas Rhett’s hits “Remember You Young,” “Beer Can’t Fix” feat. Jon Pardi, “Be A Light” feat. Reba, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban, “What’s Your Country Song,” “Country Again,” “Slow Down Summer” and “Half of Me” feat. Riley Green.
Sponsored Studio Bank, Music, Arts & Entertainment Executive, Ron Cox, made a special donation presentation on behalf of Thomas Rhett and the songwriters to Love One International, which transforms the lives of children and families in Uganda through life-saving medical care and family preservation. The event, which was also sponsored by First Horizon, ended with a surprise plaque presentation to Thomas Rhett by his record label, BMLG/The Valory Music Co., for his milestone achievement of 20 career No. 1s.
ABOUT THOMAS RHETT: Ten years after signing his record deal with Big Machine Label Group’s The Valory Music Co., arena-packing superstar Thomas Rhett — dubbed “the most reliable maker of No. 1 singles in country music” (Variety) — has 20 No. 1 singles (which will appear on his upcoming retrospective vinyl, “20 Number Ones”), 15 BILLION streams and the longest current active streak of consecutive No. 1s in the format (Mediabase/Country Aircheck Chart). His sixth studio album, WHERE WE STARTED "practically demands an open field, tens-of-thousands-strong throng of fans in front of it" (Esquire). It’s newest single, the heartfelt Top 20-and-rising hit “Angels Don’t Always Have Wings” follows the album’s two No. one hits. Declared “a prince in the genre” (USA Today), he has been honored with eight ACM Awards including Entertainer of the Year, two CMA Awards, five GRAMMY nominations, plus trophies from the CMT Music Awards, Billboard Awards and iHeartRadio Awards, in addition to being recognized with four CMA Triple Play awards for penning three No. 1 songs within a 12-month period. Additionally, the hitmaker has launched a tequila brand, Dos Primos, now offering Blanco, Reposado and Añejo variants. Thomas Rhett is currently on the road for his HOME TEAM TOUR 23, which will hit a total of 40 cities in 27 states this summer. For more information, visit www.ThomasRhett.com.