Thomas Rhett and Rhett Akins Raise Money for Hometown Cause
Georgia boys honor cousin with fundraising concert for Great Strides Valdosta.
How can you not love the Akins boys—Rhett and son Thomas Rhett? If their true-blue country tunes about life, love and rural living don’t get you, their commitment to family sure should. And it’s that commitment that took them to their Valdosta, Ga., hometown in the middle of CMA Music Festival to raise money for Great Strides Valdosta—an organization that creates awareness and offers support for cystic fibrosis sufferers. It was brought to the attention of Thomas Rhett and his hit songwriting daddy when their cousin Sophie was diagnosed with the illness.
“Cystic fibrosis is a terrible disease, and when it happens to one of your family members it puts it that much more at the forefront of your mind and makes you want to do anything you can to help out,” Thomas said.
Fans enjoyed Thomas Rhett singing his hit singles “It Goes Like This” and “Get Me Some of That” as well as tunes he penned for Florida Georgia Line (“Round Here”) and Jason Aldean (“1994”). Rhett also offered a set of hits that included his own “That Ain’t My Truck,” along with songs he wrote for Justin Moore (“Point at You”) and Blake Shelton (“Honey Bee”).
The event raised $40,000 for Great Strides Valdosta. Congratulations, Rhett and T-Rhett!