Country music singer/songwriter, Thomas Rhett becomes the very first solo artist on Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart with a parent that previously ranked as a No. 1 soloist. His father, Rhett Atkins reached the peak point with his song, “Don’t Get Me Started” the week of Aug. 3, 1996.
You might know the younger Rhett for his No. 15 ranked, “Something to Do With My Hands.” That song was followed in August 2012 by, “Beer With Jesus” which eventually reached the No. 19 spot.
Rhett will be releasing his debut album on Oct. 29.
On Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, the younger Rhett’s song, “It Goes Like This” has logged two weeks in its No. 2 spot so far. There’s even more history to be made if the country song should top the sales/airplay/streaming hybrid chart, Rhett will become the sixth second-generation solo artist preceded at No. 1 by a solo-artist parent in the chart’s history.
The amazing feat has been accomplished before by a handful of country musicians including Hank Williams Jr., the son of Hank Williams.
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