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Here’s a fun fact y’all may not have known. Thomas Rhett‘s dad is Rhett Akins.Rhett is the country singer/songwriter behind 90s hits such as “Don’t Get Me Started” and “That Ain’t My Truck.”
In addition to scoring his own hits, Rhett penned chart-topping songs for other artists such as “Dirt on My Boots” and “Boys ‘Round Here.”
Thomas followed in his dad’s musical footsteps. The father-son duo collaborates often. They released a duet in 2017 called “Drink a Little Beer.”
Rhett and Thomas started working together when Thomas was a kid. In 2013, Thomas posted a throwback clip on his official YouTube channel that shows him singing with his dad in the 1990s.
Father and son covered Joe Diffie‘s “Third Rock from the Sun,” which Diffie released on July 4th in 1994. The song was a smash hit. It claimed the top spot on the country charts in both the U.S. and Canada.
Thomas took the lead when he covered “Third Rock from the Sun” with his dad. The clip he shared of their performance isn’t the best quality, but it is clear enough to show how talented and Thomas already was at a young age.
Young Thomas donned a black cowboy hat and a collared denim shirt. Rhett jumped in every now and then with some vocal contributions, but mainly served as his son’s guitar player.
Tune in to the clip below to see Thomas and Rhett sing “Third Rock from the Sun.” Who would have thought back then that Thomas would become a big country star just like his dad?
You know what they say, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!
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