Rhett Akins At Grand Ole Opry
Born on October 13, 1969 in Valdosta, Georgia, Rhett Akins has an honest country sound that will take you on an emotional journey. After trying his hand at studying business at the University of Georgia, Rhett soon discovered that his passion was in music. In 1992, he landed a gig at the “Music Country Music” show at Fiesta Texas in San Antonio. This led him to a career as a demo singer until Decca Records granted him his own recording contract.
You’ve probably heard his songs “She Said Yes,” “Drivin’ My Life Away” and “That Ain’t My Truck” on the radio waves throughout the years. “That Ain’t My Truck” went No. 3 on the Top Country Songs Chart, while his single “Don’t Get Me Started” landed the No. 1 spot in 1996. His album Somebody New, released in 1996, found its place as the No. 13 on the Top Country Albums Charts as well.
Akins is more than just a country singer; he has also written many songs that have become favorites in the country music community. He has written for artists like Brooks & Dunn, Joe Nichols, Blake Shelton, Josh Turner and Rodney Atkins. His lyrics are familiar in “Put a Girl in It,” “The Shape I’m In,” “All About Tonight,” “Honey Bee,” “All Over Me,” “Farmer’s Daughter” and “Take a Back Road,” among many others.
Rhett currently has six albums out, his most powerful and inspirational one being People Like Me, which features songs like “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away.” In his lyrics, he captures the authenticity of country music. He claims, “I wear a hat, T-shirt, boots and ragged blue jeans and I want to sing real songs.”