Thomas Rhett and Wife Are Divided Over College Football
Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins grace the cover of Southern Living magazine for the September 2023 issue. The cover story can be viewed here, and the issue will be available on newsstands on Friday, August 18.
Thomas and Lauren posed for the issue’s photos at their family farm in Tennessee. The couple opened up to the magazine about their family’s love of football, game day traditions, and experience as a house divided with Lauren rooting for the Tennessee Volunteers and Rhett’s love of the Georgia Bulldogs.
Thomas reflected on the experience of shooting the cover, explaining, “It’s no secret that our family is pretty much obsessed with football. Lauren and I had a lot of fun chatting with a magazine that appreciates the game as much as we do.”
Lauren echoed his sentiments, saying, “Football was everything to my family growing up, and Thomas Rhett and I have enjoyed passing our love of football down to our daughters. Southern Living celebrates family, traditions, and, of course, college football, so to be able to sit down with them was super special.”
Rhett recently announced the upcoming release of a retrospective vinyl collection celebrating his 20 No. One hits over ten years. Titled 20 Number Ones, the new vinyl will be out on September 29.
Thomas told us of the new release, “To have 20 No. Ones is beyond wild – honestly, more than I ever could have imagined. I’m grateful to have hit this milestone, but mostly it’s just exciting to look back at this journey so far and see how these songs represent the different chapters of my life — and hopefully, the Home Team (his fan club) feels the same way.”
He added, “I want to say thank you to everyone for letting me be a part of the special moments in life – it’s hard to put into words what these past 10 years mean to me. Can’t wait for another great 10!”