Cool Dad Job: Award-Winning Country Musician
Latest Cool Dad Achievement: Winning the Academy of Country Music Award for Male Vocalist of the Year for the second time.
Thomas Rhett brought chivalry back to country music. Amid a sea of bro-country songs about men trying to get women into the back of various trucks, Rhett showed up with some slightly more high-minded lyrics. If you’ve been to a wedding south of the Mason-Dixon, you’ve likely heard his certified-platinum hit “A Happy Man,” which is quite a bit more romantic than checking someone for ticks.The son of country singer Rhett Atkins, Rhett has a refreshingly casual style — he keeps things simple — two daughters, Willa Gray and Ada James, and a nice-guy reputation that feels well deserved. The 29-year-old seems to be on his way to becoming a country institution, and there’s nothing wrong with that.