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  • As the father of a black daughter and also two white daughters- I have struggled with what to say today. We have navigated forms of racism directly and while there is mostly overwhelming support and love for our family, sometimes there is just the opposite. Because of that fear, it can be a lot easier to choose silence, but today I’m choosing to speak.  I have no clue what it feels like to be profiled by authorities, treated negatively or have my life threatened because of the color of my skin. When I witnessed the horrific murder of George and think about the mistreatment of other black men and women in America, I am heartbroken and angry. I get scared when I think about my daughters and what kind of world they will be growing up in and how my JOB as a father is to show them how to lead with love in the face of hate. To know their worth and value as not only women but human beings.  I have witnessed my black band and crew members on the road struggle at times with feeling safe because of the color of their skin.  This is unacceptable.  I don’t believe in hate. I believe in love. What happened to George was pure hate. We are all created by the same God. I pray for a change in heart of those hearts who have been overcome by hatred and hardened. I pray for a deeper understanding for myself and awareness of the experience of mistreatment that those of another skin color go through. I pray for the families of those who have lost their lives to violence or experienced trauma at the hand of racial oppression and injustice.  What can we do? I ask myself this question everyday. We each have to be part of the solution and we have to continue to educate ourselves, continue to support both financially and with service those organizations doing good work in our communities to overcome injustice and hatred in our country. And if you’re like me, continue to pray.  So if there is any question on where I stand let me be clear- I stand with you, I stand with George and his family and all those who have faced racism. I stand with my wife and my daughters. We will be fighting this fight for the rest of our lives.  Rest In Peace, George. We are not letting this go.
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    As the father of a black daughter and also two white daughters- I have struggled with what to say today. We have navigated forms of racism directly and while there is mostly overwhelming support and love for our family, sometimes there is just the opposite. Because of that fear, it can be a lot easier to choose silence, but today I’m choosing to speak. I have no clue what it feels like to be profiled by authorities, treated negatively or have my life threatened because of the color of my skin. When I witnessed the horrific murder of George and think about the mistreatment of other black men and women in America, I am heartbroken and angry. I get scared when I think about my daughters and what kind of world they will be growing up in and how my JOB as a father is to show them how to lead with love in the face of hate. To know their worth and value as not only women but human beings. I have witnessed my black band and crew members on the road struggle at times with feeling safe because of the color of their skin. This is unacceptable. I don’t believe in hate. I believe in love. What happened to George was pure hate. We are all created by the same God. I pray for a change in heart of those hearts who have been overcome by hatred and hardened. I pray for a deeper understanding for myself and awareness of the experience of mistreatment that those of another skin color go through. I pray for the families of those who have lost their lives to violence or experienced trauma at the hand of racial oppression and injustice. What can we do? I ask myself this question everyday. We each have to be part of the solution and we have to continue to educate ourselves, continue to support both financially and with service those organizations doing good work in our communities to overcome injustice and hatred in our country. And if you’re like me, continue to pray. So if there is any question on where I stand let me be clear- I stand with you, I stand with George and his family and all those who have faced racism. I stand with my wife and my daughters. We will be fighting this fight for the rest of our lives. Rest In Peace, George. We are not letting this go.

  •  205,000  2,678  3 days ago
  • Happy 50th birthday mom!! I love you so much! Thank you for being the greatest mom and Gigi to our little girls🙌 I can’t wait to celebrate with you this weekend! @paige_lankford1
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    Happy 50th birthday mom!! I love you so much! Thank you for being the greatest mom and Gigi to our little girls🙌 I can’t wait to celebrate with you this weekend! @paige_lankford1

  •  323,000  1,453  1 week ago
  • Happy Memorial Day y’all! This year I’m partnering with @usaa to raise awareness for the true meaning of this holiday – honoring the service and sacrifice of fallen military members and their loved ones all across the country. This is me and Trisler. Trisler is a veteran and just one of a number of my friends, family members and crew members that made the selfless decision to join the military and serve, and I am proud to know all of them. I have been fortunate enough these past few years to do a lot of work with the military, meeting many service men and women and learning firsthand the sacrifices they all make while fighting for our country. Join me in paying tribute to fallen military members and their families all over the country by posting with #HonorThroughAction today. #USAAPartner
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    Happy Memorial Day y’all! This year I’m partnering with @usaa to raise awareness for the true meaning of this holiday – honoring the service and sacrifice of fallen military members and their loved ones all across the country. This is me and Trisler. Trisler is a veteran and just one of a number of my friends, family members and crew members that made the selfless decision to join the military and serve, and I am proud to know all of them. I have been fortunate enough these past few years to do a lot of work with the military, meeting many service men and women and learning firsthand the sacrifices they all make while fighting for our country. Join me in paying tribute to fallen military members and their families all over the country by posting with #HonorThroughAction today. #USAAPartner

  •  111,000  204  1 week ago
  • Dear Hometeam – What a wild few months. I pray each and every one of you are all well. I hope that those who can be are safely at home with their families and to those of you who are on the front lines - our health care workers, our delivery drivers and grocery store workers and everyone else working in our communities - thank you for keeping our country going during this time.  We have made the decision that we will be rescheduling our 2020 concert dates to a later point in 2021. We make this decision with the health, safety, and well-being of our fans, touring crew, and venue staff as our priority. 
Your tickets will be honored on the new 2021 dates which can be found at ThomasRhett.com. All ticket holders will be emailed directly with their refund options including a full refund until June 19, 2020.  I miss seeing every single one of you and can’t wait until we are back in your neck of the woods next summer.  In the meantime, I’ll keep writing songs and making music, hoping to hear your voices singing back to me next year louder than ever.  Love from Nashville- 
Thomas Rhett
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    Dear Hometeam – What a wild few months. I pray each and every one of you are all well. I hope that those who can be are safely at home with their families and to those of you who are on the front lines - our health care workers, our delivery drivers and grocery store workers and everyone else working in our communities - thank you for keeping our country going during this time. We have made the decision that we will be rescheduling our 2020 concert dates to a later point in 2021. We make this decision with the health, safety, and well-being of our fans, touring crew, and venue staff as our priority. 
Your tickets will be honored on the new 2021 dates which can be found at ThomasRhett.com. All ticket holders will be emailed directly with their refund options including a full refund until June 19, 2020. I miss seeing every single one of you and can’t wait until we are back in your neck of the woods next summer. In the meantime, I’ll keep writing songs and making music, hoping to hear your voices singing back to me next year louder than ever. Love from Nashville- 
Thomas Rhett

  •  128,000  2,156  2 weeks ago
  • Today we celebrated my 15th number one. It’s so surreal. You start out in this business hoping people enjoy what you have to say and I have tried so hard to make sure every song has a purpose. Whether that purpose is to get people to dance, smile, cry a little, pull at the heart strings or simply just wanna crack a beer with good friends🙌 thank you to my amazing team, country radio and the folks who listen to our music. It truly takes an army. Huge shout out to @jonpardi for your amazing talent and for having a blast with me creating this song! Here’s to beer can’t fix👍
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    Today we celebrated my 15th number one. It’s so surreal. You start out in this business hoping people enjoy what you have to say and I have tried so hard to make sure every song has a purpose. Whether that purpose is to get people to dance, smile, cry a little, pull at the heart strings or simply just wanna crack a beer with good friends🙌 thank you to my amazing team, country radio and the folks who listen to our music. It truly takes an army. Huge shout out to @jonpardi for your amazing talent and for having a blast with me creating this song! Here’s to beer can’t fix👍

  •  122,000  455  3 weeks ago
  • If I were to say everything that I love about this woman it probably wouldn’t even fit into a book. Happy Mother’s Day to the most patient, beautiful, calm, loving, extreme, hilarious, humble, Jesus loving mother on the planet. You think you can’t love your wife more than you already do but then you watch her become a mom and it’s just next level. I love you so much honey. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Without you the world just doesn’t spin as good. @laur_akins @paige_lankford1 @lisaagregory @sonya_akins
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    If I were to say everything that I love about this woman it probably wouldn’t even fit into a book. Happy Mother’s Day to the most patient, beautiful, calm, loving, extreme, hilarious, humble, Jesus loving mother on the planet. You think you can’t love your wife more than you already do but then you watch her become a mom and it’s just next level. I love you so much honey. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Without you the world just doesn’t spin as good. @laur_akins @paige_lankford1 @lisaagregory @sonya_akins

  •  561,000  1,024  3 weeks ago
  • New song cause why not. And, no I cannot figure out how to make myself no upside down in the cover photo
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    New song cause why not. And, no I cannot figure out how to make myself no upside down in the cover photo

  •  147,000  5,558  1 month ago
  • Absolutely blown away by all the light you guys are sharing. Your pictures, videos, & stories are lighting up the world. Here’s just a few that made me smile. Link in bio to share yours 💡 #BeALight
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    Absolutely blown away by all the light you guys are sharing. Your pictures, videos, & stories are lighting up the world. Here’s just a few that made me smile. Link in bio to share yours 💡 #BeALight

  •  120,000  208  1 month ago