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Thomas Rhett is

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he Valdosta, Ga., native spent his high school years dabbling in songwriting and
playing in a band with friends. The talented singer has scored two Top 15 hits-the
poignant "Beer With Jesus" and debut single "Something To Do With My Hands"-
both of which are on his debut album, "It Goes Like This," which is out now. The
project also features his first No. 1, the gold-certified title track. Rhett recently wrapped
his opening slot on Jason Aldean's tour and was a part of the first-ever country concert
at Fenway Park in Boston. He kicked off his first headlining shows this winter.
Vanessa Shahidi with nra Country recently spoke with Rhett about his passion for
music and the great outdoors. 
VS: How do you fit in your love for the outdoors while out on the road with
your music?
TR: I usually try to get out and run, play golf or find somewhere to fish while I'm
on the road. 
VS: Your father, in addition to being a country artist and amazing songwriter, is
also known for being an avid outdoorsman and hunter.  Did you learn your love of the
outdoors from him?
TR: Yeah, we have always hunted and fished together. We used to always go on a
family quail hunt in Georgia when we'd go back for the holidays. I got my first deer and
my first turkey with him.
VS: Have you been on any memorable hunts you'd like to share?
TR: The first time I went turkey hunting, I got two in one shot. The first time I
went deer hunting, I harvested two deer ... not in one shot.
VS: If you had a week off and could spend it outdoors, how would you spend
that time?
TR: I'd love to go to Colorado or Wyoming to fly fish for a week in the mountains.

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