Thomas Rhett
Date Playing: June 28th

From the outside looking in, the rise of Thomas Rhett as a country music star may seem like a rapid one, but, for the Valdosta, GA native himself, the 2013 release of his debut album, IT GOES LIKE THIS, was a long time coming.

We held off for a very long time, longer than most new artists hold out for a record,” Rhett says of the two-year process. He and his record label, The Valory Music Co., were waiting for the right moment, and they found it in the form of the platinum-...