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Rhett becomes a dad again

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 – Thomas Rhett became a father again on Tuesday with wife Lauren giving birth to their third girl.

Rhett posted on Instagram, "Lennon Love Akins was born at 8:30 AM on February 10th! It was such a joy to watch this little angel be brought into the world. My wife is just incredible through the entire birth...watching our kids meet Lennon for the first time was probably the sweetest thing I've ever seen in my whole life! Ada James and Willa Gray are going to be the best big sisters on the planet. The Lord is so good and I'm so grateful for my beautiful growing family!! Y'all pray for us as we switch from man on man defense to zone."

Lennon Akins weighed in at 9 pounds, 2 ounces.

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Friday Night in Dixie
Missed opportunities mark Rhett Akins' latest. Though given 14 songs, he instead joins Nashville's disturbing number of coulda-beens with an offering that's just not that country. For example, besides saying an awful lot of nothing, the set's opening "Highway Surprise" fails where it could have succeeded. It features a banjo and fiddle and steel, but they're effectiveness is washed aside with pounding drums and Akins' bland vocals. Now, that doesn't waylay what promise that exists here His »»»
What Livin's All About
Rhett Akins' third album finds the hat hunk (a former college football quarterback) again following John Michael Montgomery's lead. Perhaps sensing that he - and Hot New Country - are at a crossroads, Akins avoids the puerile pratfalls of his previous hits, "I Brake for Brunettes" and "That Ain't My Truck," reaching instead for maturity and depth. As produced by James Stroud, this is a very careful record with no serious missteps, but only modest gains. "Dream the Rest" and "The Rest of Forever" »»»
Somebody's New
Rhett Akins' teeth are perfect. His white hat is immaculate. As you can see by insert of his new album, both his shirt and blue jeans have a crease as straight as poker. A crease like that can only be achieved by carrying your freshly laundered and pressed clothes carefully on a hanger and putting them on an hour or so before the photo shoot. The music is like that, too. The sound is meticulously honed Hot New Country with nothing out of place. This is the epitome of everything that is orderly, »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: For Brooks and fans, a most unusual change of pace – To say that this was a change of pace for Garth Brooks - not to mention his fans - would be an understatement of the highest degree. Brooks all but begged during the show to be playing next door at Gillette Stadium where the New England Patriots play. But, alas, Brooks exuded joy and excitement at the chance to play before about 500 people at a club,... »»»
Concert Review: LBT proves more than capable – If you have seen Little Big Town in the last decade, it could have been anywhere from a B stage at a Rib Fest to a 20,000-seat amphitheater as the opener for some of country's top acts. Their current "Nightfall" tour rightfully proves they are more than capable and well deserved being billed as a top headlining act.... »»»
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