Chanteur Country US né Thomas Rhett Akins le 13 Octobre 1969 à Valdosta (Georgie).
With his Top
Five single "That Ain't My Truck," Rhett Akins became a sensation, however
briefly, in the summer of 1995. Like many new country singers, he wasn't able to
follow the record up with an equally successful second record, but he managed to
cultivate a following of dedicated fans.
Aikins grew up in Valdosta, GA, learning to play guitar and forming his first band with his two younger brothers by the time he was 11. In 1992, he moved to Nashville, where he began singing on demos, as well as securing a publishing deal of his own. Eventually, Decca Records secured a demo of one of Akins' songs and the label offered him a contract.
A Thousand Memories, Akins' debut album, was released in 1994. After his first two singles — "What They're Talkin' About" and "I Brake for Brunettes" — cracked the Top 40, "That Ain't My Truck" became his breakthrough hit, rocketing to number three in the summer of 1995. "That Ain't My Truck" became his signature song and helped the album become a hit. For most of 1995, he toured as Reba McEntire's opening act, performing a few dates as a headliner as well.
In the summer of 1996, Akins released his second album, Somebody New. Although the record sold well initially, it quickly fell out of the Top 40. He returned in January 1998 with his third album, What Livin's All About. He signed with Audiom Records for 2002's Friday Night in Dixie and later with BNA Records for 2006's People Like Me.
Talents : Guitar, Vocals, songwriter
Style musical : Country Pop, Contemporary Country
Years in activity :
|1994||CD DECCA 54910 (US)||What They're Talkin' About|
|1994||CD DECCA 54974 (US)||I Brake For Brunettes|
|1995||CD DECCA 55034 (US)||That Ain't My Truck|
|1995||CD DECCA 55085 (US)||She Said Yes|
|1996||CD DECCA 55166 (US)||Don't Get Me Started|
|1996||CD DECCA 55223 (US)||Love You Back|
|1996||CD DECCA 55291 (US)||Every Cowboy's Dream|
|1997||CD DECCA 55322 (US)||Somebody Knew|
|1997||CD DECCA 72022 (US)||More Than Everything|
|1998||CD DECCA 72036 (US)||Better Than It Used To Be|
|1998||CD DECCA 72049 (US)||Drivin' My Life Away|
|01/1995||CD MCA 11098 (US)||A THOUSAND MEMORIES - Heart To Heart / What They're Talkin' About / Old Dirt Road / She Said Yes / That Ain't My Truck / Katy Brought My Guitar Back Today / Thousand Memories / I Brake For Burnettes / Same Ol' Story / Those Hands|
|06/1996||CD DECCA 11424 (US)||SOMEBODY NEW - No Match (For That Old Flame) / Love You Back / Somebody Knew / K-I-S-S-I-N-G / Don't Get Me Started / Where Angels Live / Too Much Texas / Every Cowboy's Dream / Carolina Line / I Was Wrong|
|01/1998||CD DECCA 70001 (US)||WHAT LIVIN'S ALL ABOUT - Better Than It Used To Be / Happy As We Wanna Be / More Than Everything / I'll Be Right Here Lovin' You / Not In The Cards / What Livin's All About / She's Got Everything Money Can't Buy / Ain't That Just Like A Woman / Dream The Rest / Love Rules / I'm Finding Out / Rest Of Forever|
|03/2002||CD AUDIUM 8153 (US)||FRIDAY NIGHT IN DIXIE - Highway Sunrise / That Girl / She Was / In Your Love / You Rock Me / Friday Night In Dixie / White Lies And Blue Eyes / Trouble With A Woman / Livin' Not Lovin' You / Right Back Atcha / I Wonder What You're Doin' Tonight / Must Be Livin' Right / Where The Blacktop Ends / That Ain't My Truck|
|06/2006||CD BNA 75764 (US)||PEOPLE LIKE ME - Kiss My Country Ass / I Love Women / If Heaven (Wasn't So Far Away) / Trouble With A Woman / People Like Me / Old Bird Dog / Must Be Livin' Right / Something I Gotta Have / If That Don't Get You / Something Gonna Kill Me / Friday Night In Dixie|
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