New ACM Entertainer of the Year Thomas Rhett admits getting to spend all this extra time home with his wife and kids has been a “blessing in disguise,” but he notes it wasn’t very easy for him to deal with at first.
“I would say the first 30, 40 days into quarantine, I was kind of losing my mind going, ‘I need to play a show. I need to write a song. I need to do something,’” he shares, noting it was his wife Lauren who brought him down to earth. He explains, “And then one day my wife looked at me and she said, ‘Honey, you’re not going to play a show this year. You just need to let it be, and relax and be with our family.”
So instead of touring Thomas has been enjoying time with his three daughters. “This is the most nights in a row I’ve ever gotten to put them to bed and wake up with them,” he explained. “We’ve actually been on a road trip the last few weeks together, and it’s been absolutely amazing just to get to watch them grow up, you know?”
After Thomas’ EOTY win he took to Instagram:
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Still can’t believe last night was real 🙌🏼 Would like to spend some time thanking every single person that has had a hand in my journey. From my family- Lauren, Willa, Ada and Lennon this is all for you every single day. My friends that have been there since college- my dad, Rhett Akins, who has been my biggest cheerleader and favorite co-writer since I was old enough to hold a guitar – to my Mom and Stepdad, whose love and unwavering support has made this dream possible – to my publisher, Ben Vaughn, who believed in me first – to Allison Jones and Scott Borchetta for taking a chance on a 19 year old kid in the Big Machine Records conference room. Virginia, Harry, Nichole, and the whole G Major team- Brian O’Connell and everyone at Live Nation and Joey Lee and everyone at WME and everyone at BMI. Duane Clark and FBMM. George Briner and the entire Valory Music Co team. Jesse, Dann and every single creative who has brought life and love to my music. Tyne and GreenRoom PR Team. Everyone at Country Radio who has ever supported me and played my music. AND My incredible band and crew – and every single band and crew out there struggling to make ends meet right now – my heart is with you and your families. This can not and never will be done alone. What a great privilege it is to share this with so many people that I love. Thank you again to the ACMs and to all of you 💛 #acmawards