SPONSORED: Get Your “AXE Stage Pass” to Thomas Rhett Via Walmart!

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Walmart and AXE Stage Pass are bringing Thomas Rhett‘s fans an inside look at their favorite artist, ranging from a front row concert seat to backstage access and interviews with one of country music’s hottest stars. Aside from treating the at-home audience to performances of three of their top Rhett tunes, the team at Walmart and AXE Stage Pass shared a few intimate conversations with the hit-maker.

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During his exclusive interviews, Rhett discussed his past, present, and future, describing how his childhood and upbringing led him to the point where he is and where he intends to go from here. AXE Stage Pass shared three videos, “Destined for the Stage,” “The Stylings of Mr. Rhett,” and “The Next Chapter,” sharing elements of Rhett that fans may not have known.

While fans are familiar with Thomas Rhett’s background (son of singer-songwriter Rhett Akins), they may be surprised to learn that the man who has beautifully shouted from the top of the charts that he will “Die a Happy Man” actually started out in a punk band. Perhaps he chose that route because Rhett’s goal is to always remain a little left of center.

I’m not a huge fan of being completely safe at all times. I’ve always loved doing something off kilter.

The desire to stay outside the box has been something that allows Rhett “to stand out amongst other very, very talented artists.” In order to do that, Rhett came to the realization at a pivotal point in his career that he has to work diligently with the hopes of achieving some form of musical success.

I think you have to write a ton of songs to write one or two really great ones.

Luckily, it was a no-brainer for Rhett to put his head down, put pen to paper, and put his all into living out his dreams, thanks to his first true love.

Country music has always been and will forever be my first love.

Rhett’s love for country music is abundantly evident in everything he does within his own career and for the genre as a whole. In fact, while other artists have cited the sophomore album as a terrifying project that can make or break them, Rhett welcomed the challenge and embraced the opportunity wholeheartedly.

It’s not really pressure, it’s more of just sheer excitement to finally get new songs out there. These songs that are on “Tangled Up” have been my babies for the last year and a half. It is definitely the most different piece of work I have ever put together.

Of course, having such a kinship with one’s own music makes for a more dynamic and relatable show for audience members, and Rhett brought that type of performance to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, following breaking a world record and being honored by the renowned Guinness Book of World Records. One of the songs on Rhett’s set list — and one of which he is especially fond — is “Crash and Burn”, his lead single off Tangled Up and another Number 1 song on his resume.

There’s been something different about “Crash and Burn” and from the first time I heard it, I was like “This sounds like nothing I’ve ever heard.” And I think that’s why I immediately gravitated towards it. . . . I can’t believe it was a Number 1 song. That was my favorite bit of success I’ve had.

For all this and so much more, check out the Walmart AXE Stage Pass and watch the full interviews with Thomas Rhett! You may learn a thing or two about the man who has us all tangled up over his new music.

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Let us know what you think about Thomas Rhett’s AXE Stage Pass interviews, courtesy of Walmart, by tweeting us @NashvilleGab and using the hashtags #AXEStagePass and #Walmart!

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