THOMAS RHETT'S INAUGURAL CHARITY EVENT RAISES OVER $250,000
FOR 147 MILLION ORPHANS
“Thomas Rhett & Friends” Intimate Evening Included Superstar Dierks Bentley,
a Songwriters Round with Russell Dickerson, Walker Hayes and Shane McAnally
as well as Surprise Guest Florida Georgia Line
NASHVILLE, TN - Oct. 5, 2016 - Last night, two-time CMA nominee Thomas Rhett raised over $250,000 during his first-ever charity concert event THOMAS RHETT & FRIENDS benefitting 147 Million Orphans at Nashville's The Old School. Presented by Big Machine Label Group, the up-close-and-personal night of music with Thomas Rhett as he was joined on-stage in an outdoor barn by multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley, a songwriters round with Russell Dickerson, Walker Hayes and Grammy award-winning songwriter/producer Shane McAnally. The night also included a surprise performance by Florida Georgia Line who took the stage while fans enjoyed a farm-to-table dinner, limited edition merchandise, and a post-show s’more roasting with Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren.
“Last night was an unreal experience for me and Lauren, to see our hometown, as well as people from all over the country, coming together to support something that's so important to us," said Thomas Rhett. “Tuesday nights are like Saturday nights to artists, so I want to be sure to thank Dierks, Brian and Tyler, Shane, Walker and Russell for giving up part of their weekends to make it such a special night, and help us raise money and awareness for this amazing cause."
As Thomas Rhett continues “pushing up against Country’s music boundaries” (Associated Press), his PLATINUM certified sophomore release TANGLED UP (The Valory Music Co.) follows the same path earning critical applause and a Deluxe edition slated for release Oct. 28. The album has produced three chart-toppers including the the 2X PLATINUM six-week No. one "Die A Happy Man” as well as the PLATINUM No. one’s “Crash And Burn” and “T-Shirt.” The singer/songwriter sparks "an ushering in of Country's future" (Rolling Stone) as he dominates the Nielsen 2016 Mid-Year List with TANGLED UP, landing in the Top 5 Country albums while "Die A Happy Man" was the most streamed song overall with more than 80 million streams. Garnering two CMA nominations for “Die A Happy Man" after earning a Billboard Music Award for "Top Country Song” along with ACM and ACCA for “Single Record of the Year,” Thomas Rhett was also recently chosen as one of five of CMT's Artists Of The Year which airs 10/20 on CMT at 9P ET/PT. Thomas Rhett will launch his first-ever headlining 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR with special guest Kelsea Ballerini and up-and-comers Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd, opening on Feb. 23 in Saginaw, MI. For more information and a full list of upcoming tour dates and appearances, visit www.thomasrhett.com.
About 147 Million Orphans
147 Million Orphans was established in 2009 to provide food, water, medicine, shelter, & education to vulnerable children in the name of Jesus, so that they may thrive through sustainable care. If you would like more information on past or current projects please visit us at 147millionorphans.org and check us out on fb: 147 Million Orphans, Instagram: 147 Million or Twitter: 147 Million.
1. Photo (L-R): Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard. Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images
2. Photo (L-R): Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins. Photo Credit: Annelise Blackwood
3. Photo (L-R): Russell Dickerson, Thomas Rhett, Shane McAnally and Walker Hayes. Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images