Preorder for ‘20 Number Ones’ vinyl starts today
Multi-Platinum artist Thomas Rhett announced the upcoming release of a retrospective vinyl collection celebrating his 20 No. 1 hits in 10 short years, titled “20 Number Ones,” out Sept. 29. Set to include all 20 No. 1 hits so far, and current single, “Angels (Don’t Always Have Wings),” as a bonus track, it’s a project tracing the path behind one of country’s most vibrant current stars.
As the past 10 years have seen Rhett grow into a never-static artist at the top of his game, the vinyl celebrates his role as one of the best all-time representations of what country music stands for – a world-class songwriter, an elite entertainer, and a guy who’s down-to-earth character shows up in everything he does. Through these 21 songs on two discs, he finally stops to acknowledge it all – to take the journey in, with the knowledge that he’s already surpassed his dreams 100 times over. The project shows that if the last 10 years have proved anything, it’s that he’s not done yet.
To commemorate this project, fans will be able to purchase special edition packages, as well as a clear vinyl edition and gold metallic vinyl edition exclusively at Target and Walmart, respectively. For more information or to preorder the vinyl, click here.
“To have 20 No. 1s is beyond wild – honestly more than I ever could have imagined,” Rhett reflected. "I’m grateful to have hit this milestone, but mostly it’s just exciting to look back at this journey so far and see how these songs represent the different chapters of my life – and hopefully the Home Team feels the same way. I want to say thank you to everyone for letting me be a part of the special moments in life – it’s hard to put into words what these past 10 years mean to me. Can’t wait for another great 10!”
Listeners can expect to hear fan-favorite tracks from start to finish, illustrating Rhett’s path from starting as a new artist to his current status as one of country music’s biggest stars. From his 2012 breakout with “It Goes Like This,” that journey has made Rhett the dictionary definition of the term “country singer-songwriter” – a thrilling entertainer with an equally sharp pen having written 15 of the 20 chart-toppers, making his own music and his own lane, constantly reinventing and moving the mainstream forward with each successive No. 1.
With 2014’s “Make Me Wanna,” he injected country with a blast of feel-good funk, doing so at just 23 years old. 2015’s “Crash and Burn” gambled on old-school doo wop, and by the time he reached “Die a Happy Man,” Rhett could have done just that – but chose instead not to rest on his laurels. Deeply personal, he earned a new level of success weaving gratitude and family values in with an irresistible groove, then carried on with “Unforgettable,” “Life Changes,” “Look What God Gave Her” and more. Shifting again, the reflective beauty of “Be a Light” and “Country Again” brought positivity and simplicity back to the format’s core. And with his most recent hits, “Slow Down Summer” and “Half of Me” (featuring Riley Green), fully-uncorked energy mix with Thomas Rhett's big-picture intelligence, as he continues leading – not following. Even when it’s not on purpose.
Yesterday, the hitmaker also hosted a celebration with BMI for his most recent seven No. 1s, all seven of which he co-wrote. Those tracks include “Half of Me” featuring Riley Green; “Slow Down Summer”; “Country Again”; “What’s Your Country Song”; “Be A Light” featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin and Keith Urban; “Beer Can’t Fix” featuring Jon Pardi; and “Remember You Young.”
More About Thomas Rhett
Ten years after signing his record deal with Big Machine Label Group’s The Valory Music Co., arena-packing superstar Rhett – dubbed “the most reliable maker of No. 1 singles in Country music” (Variety) — has 20 No. 1 singles, 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-15-and-rising hit “Angels Don’t Always Have Wings,” is currently climbing the charts. 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. 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 ending with two nights at his hometown Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. For more information, visit www.ThomasRhett.com.