Thomas Rhett: Sharing ‘Life Changes’ on tour with Brett Young and Midland
Country star Thomas Rhett is headed to Mohegan Sun Arena for two nights of music, and he’s bringing some special guests, Brett Young and Midland.
The concerts take place Friday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Sept. 15. Rhett, 28, had a huge hit with his third album, “Life Changes.” Fans can’t get enough of its bold, catchy tunes and the stories they share.
For example, the album’s autobiographical title song, “Life Changes,” talks about how quickly he went from college kid to country star, then tells how he got married at 22, and he and his wife adopted a baby girl while waiting on the birth of their own daughter.
That song has become his 11th No. 1 hit, and Rhett said he will release “Life Changes Deluxe” on Sept. 21, featuring three new tracks. The digital version will also include three remixes of “Leave Right Now” and a track with updated lyrics for “Life Changes.”
“There’s no way for me to explain how it feels to have 11 number ones,” Rhett said in a news release. “This (“Life Changes”) was the song that inspired the name of the album, and is so special for me because it’s my family’s story. It’s amazing that so many people have also been able to connect it to their own stories.”
“Life Changes” (the album) debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, marking the first country release to take the top spot in 2017. It also drew a 2018 Grammy nomination for Best Country Album.
Meanwhile, Rhett was named iHeartRadio’s “Country Artist of the Year” for the second year in a row, following a Country Music Association award for penning three No. 1 songs within a 12-month period (“Die a Happy Man,” “Star of the Show” and Michael Ray’s “Think A Little Less”).
“Die a Happy Man” is a love song Rhett wrote for his wife, Lauren. Rhett recently delighted the crowd at a Charlie Puth concert in Nashville, on Aug. 28, when he popped up onstage with Puth and the two did a duet version of that song. The crowd loved it and so did Puth.
Young, on tour with Rhett, is known for such hits as “In Case You Didn’t Know,” “Mercy” and “Sleep Without You.” Midland is known for “Drinkin’ Problem,” among other tunes.
Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville. Friday, Sept. 14, Saturday, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. $99, $79, $59. Pit area standing general admission only. 800-745-3000, mohegansun.com