“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

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.

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

About 147 Million Orphans
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 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

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