Thomas Rhett Earns 19th Career No. 1 with “Slow Down Summer”

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MULTI-PLATINUM entertainer Thomas Rhett‘s “poignant, powerful” (CMT) song “Slow Down Summer” (The Valory Music Co.) hit the top spot on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart today, earning the hitmaker his 13th consecutive chart-topper and 19th career No. 1, continuing to cement his status as “a prince in the genre” (USA Today). The “ethereal, genre-blending” (American Songwriter) hit is an ode to young love and was penned by Thomas Rhett, his father Rhett Akins, Sean Douglas, Jesse Frasure, and Ashley Gorley.

Today also marks the release of the superstar’s new single “Half Of Me” featuring Riley Green. Written by Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, William Bundy and Josh Thompson, the playful track beckons listeners to put away the to-do list and kick back with an ice cold beer.

“Today is a really cool day,” Thomas Rhett said. “I’m pretty blown away to be celebrating my 19th No. 1 with ‘Slow Down Summer’ and the release of my new single ‘Half Of Me.’ I wrote both of these songs with my dad, which is special to me, and several other truly incredible songwriters. I hope fans have as much fun singing along to ‘Half Of Me’ as we did writing it.”

“Thomas Rhett always puts out great songs, and I was excited when he asked me to sing on this one,” added Green. “It’s going to be a fun beer-drinking song for the summer.”

“Slow Down Summer” and “Half Of Me” are the latest singles from Thomas Rhett’s sixth studio album WHERE WE STARTED, which released last month to widespread acclaim and “practically demands an open field, tens-of-thousands-strong throng of fans in front of it” (Esquire).



Ten years after signing his record deal with Big Machine Label Group’s The Valory Music Co., arena-packing superstar Thomas Rhett — dubbed “the most reliable maker of No. 1 singles in country music” (Variety) — has 19 MULTI-PLATINUM and GOLD-certified No. 1 hits, 12 BILLION streams and the longest current active streak of consecutive No. 1s in the format (Mediabase/Country Aircheck Chart). 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® Awards nominations, plus trophies from the CMT Music Awards, Billboard Awards and iHeartRadio Awards, in addition to being recognized with two CMA Triple Play awards for penning three No. One songs within a 12-month period. The superstar’s critically-acclaimed sixth studio album WHERE WE STARTED is available now. Inspired by family, friends and his love of the outdoors, Thomas Rhett is the cofounder of Dos Primos Tequila and is collaborating with Chaco on an exclusive sandal line. He is gearing up to take the hits on the road with his BRING THE BAR TO YOU TOUR, which launches June 17.


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