Thomas Rhett Says His First Job “Taught Me Persistence”
Thomas Rhett learned the definition of hard work at a very young age and it wasn’t always thanks to his music. The country hitmaker is this week’s guest host on Shawn Parr’s Backstage Country. Host Shawn Parr talked to the singer/songwriter about his first job. It was one of many other topics they discussed throughout the week. But this one brought us into our feels here for a minute.
“My very first job was laying hardwood floors for my uncle here in Nashville. He owned a company where, you know, we’d go into people’s houses or to businesses and lay hardwood floors. And I think… I did that for three or four summers in a row. I really think that job taught me persistence. It really taught me how to be a perfectionist, in all the best ways. And I think it just really taught me what hard work truly meant. I definitely appreciate that time in my life, because I think it’s translated a lot in my career today,” Rhett explained.
We would have to say he’s right on the money. His hard work and persistence through those summer months led him to now have twenty number-one songs to date.
Rhett is fresh off the release of his brand new collection which celebrates all of those hits. It is titled 20 Number Ones. It features songs like “It Goes Like This,” “Get Me Some Of That,” “Crash And Burn,” “T-Shirt,” “What’s Your Country Song,” and many more.
Not only has Rhett earned two GRAMMY nominations throughout his career but he has also been honored with eight ACM awards including Entertainer of the Year.
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