Thomas Rhett is a country-pop singer and songwriter who was born in Georgia on March 30, 1990, although he was raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up around music, as his father is singer Rhett Akins, and he spent time in his childhood with artists such as Tim McGraw and Brooks & Dunn. Rhett also performed onstage with his father while he was still at school. Sometimes he would play drums, and sometimes he would sing. Rhett began his career in 2010 when he was in a band called The High-Heeled Flip Flops while studying communications at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. He then dropped out of university after accepting a publishing deal with Big Machine Label Group to write songs. Later in the same year, Thomas Rhett signed a recording contract with Big Machine Record. In addition to recording his own work, Thomas Rhett has written songs for many major artists, mostly for the country genre. These include Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Michael Ray, and Jason Aldean. Many of the singles he has written for other artists have become huge chart successes. At the beginning of his solo career, Thomas Rhett released an EP before he released five studio albums, 22 music videos, and 20 singles. He has also been working on two new studio albums that are set for release in 2022. Here are all the Thomas Rhett studio albums ranked.
5. Country Again: Side A (2021)
Rhett’s fifth studio album was ‘Country Again: Side A,’ and he co-wrote every song on the album. It is the first part of s double album project, with ‘Country Again: Part B’ as one of the two albums planned for release in 2022. Rhett wrote most of the songs for this album during the COVID-19 pandemic, and he believes it is the best music he has ever written. The songwriter took his inspiration from traditional country music and was particularly influenced by the work of Eric Church. The two singles released from this album were ‘What’s Your Country Song’ and ‘Country Again.’ On the album, there is a track called ‘Put It on Ice,’ which features the artist Hardy. The album was Rhett’s third to reach number two on the US Country Albums chart. It peaked at number ten on the Billboard 200number 13 in Canada and number 65 in Australia.
4. It Goes Like This (2013)
Thomas Rhett’s debut album was ‘It Goes Like This,’ and it was released in 2013. It was an instant hit, reaching number two on the US Country Album chart and number six on the Billboard 200. In Canada, ‘It Goes Like This’ peaked at number 23 on the album chart. The album contained the previously released singles’ Something to Do with My Hands’ and ‘Beer with Jesus.’ Both singles had previously appeared on Rhett’s self-titled EP. The other singles released from the album were ‘It Goes Like This,’ ‘Get Me Some of That,’ and ‘Make Me Wanna.’ Music critics praised the album for its energy and elements of humor.
3. Tangled Up (2015)
Rhett’s second studio album was ‘Tangled Up,’ and it was his second album to reach number two on the US Country Albums chart. It reached number six on the Billboard 200 and number 23 in Canada. The lead single from the album was ‘Crash and Burn,’ which was followed five months later by ‘Die a Happy Man.’ Other singles from the album were ‘T-Shirt,’ ‘Vacation,’ and ‘Star of the Show,’ all of which were released in 2016. The album was received positively, and critics remarked that Rhett had found his confidence and style as an artist when compared to the content of his debut album. Interestingly, this album’s third track, ‘South Side,’ was covered by Alvin and the Chipmunks in the 2015 film ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip’.
2. Life Changes (2017)
Return of Rock lists the 2017 album ‘Life Changes’ as the best Thomas Rhett studio album. It was Rhett’s third studio album and his first number one album, as it topped both the Billboard 200 and the US Country chart. It also reached number two on the charts in Canada. One of the singles released from the album was ‘Craving You,’ which was a collaboration with Maren Morris, and it topped the Canada Country chart and the US Country Airplay chart. Another collaboration from the album is ‘Drink a Little Beer,’ which features Rhett’s father, Rhett Atkins. The other singles from this album were ‘Unforgettable,’ ‘Marry Me,’ ‘Life Changes,’ and ‘Sixteen.’ On the original album, there is a total of 14 tracks, with an additional three on the deluxe edition CD and an additional seven on the streaming-only version of the deluxe edition. The album was nominated for the Grammy Award for the Best Country Album.
1. Center Point Road (2019)
The most commercially successful Thomas Rhett studio album is the 2019 album ‘Center Point Road.’ It was his fourth studio album, and it topped both the Billboard 200 and the US Country chart. The album also reached number two on the charts in Canada. Its lead single was ‘Look What God Gave Her,’ and the other two singles from the album were ‘Remember You Young’ and ‘Beer Can’t Fix.’ There are collaborations with other artists on the album, including Jon Pardi, Little Big Town, and Kelsea Ballerini. The album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Country Album. Rhett chose the album’s title by naming it after a road in his hometown of Hendersonville in Tennessee. A year after releasing this album, Thomas Rhett won the Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.