The multi-platinum artist just lately (April 4) spoke out about being a faithful husband and father on the “Making Space With Hoda Kotb” podcast. Rhett sat down with the beloved TV character Hoda Kotb and recalled a dialog he had with Akins father at first of his music profession.
He talked about that his spouse’s father owned a personal jet constitution firm in Nashville, Tennessee, and is knowledgeable pilot. He advised the “Today” co-anchor that he would fly revered nation performers round within the ’90s and would continuously witness musicians turn into untrue.
“I bear in mind earlier than me and Lauren acquired married – he was like, ’you higher hold your head on straight.’ You realize what I imply? ’You higher not do something on the market on the highway, as a result of I promise you… I’ve seen it. I might name you out instantly,” Rhett revealed.
On the time, the “Slow Down Summer” singer was nonetheless studying the ins and outs of the music business. Nevertheless, he assured the nervous father that he would all the time stay loyal.
“I used to be like, ’You don’t have anything to fret about,’” he identified throughout the intimidating dialog. “However, as I acquired into it…I rapidly realized how straightforward that could possibly be with out the correct boundaries put in place.”
Rhett continued to share that his spouse was all the time glued to his facet, they usually rapidly grew to become a package deal deal – leaving him with out a care on this planet.
“From the (starting) of my profession, Lauren was such part of me. We have been a package deal deal,” he uttered throughout the episode. “She was at each present, and the followers knew her,” he added earlier than mentioning a sticky state of affairs that occurred at a live performance when his spouse was nowhere in sight.
“I bear in mind my first yr on the highway, anyone grabbed my butt on stage. I used to be torn up with guilt and disgrace,” he shared. “I used to be like, ’God, how do I inform Lauren about this?’ I bear in mind calling her proper after that present and telling her your complete state of affairs.”
He immediately created strict guidelines following the trustworthy and open dialog together with his spouse.
“It was that night time that I advised my tour supervisor and my group, ’Hey, until you’re a sister or somebody relationship somebody within the band, there can’t be anybody again right here that we don’t know…as a result of that’s my boundary,” he declared. “I knew if I began to let this slide or that slide, that it might have gotten unhealthy. That’s one thing that I’m so glad we carried out early early on the highway as a result of it might have been very straightforward for positive.”
The nation crooner stated his well-known father, Rhett Akins inspired him to maintain his relationship together with his spouse on the down-low when he first stepped into the honky tonk area.
“I believe at the moment, it wasn’t tremendous cool to be married and be a rustic singer. My dad would discuss like, ’Let’s ensure that we don’t announce lots that we’re married. You possibly can put on your wedding ceremony ring, I assume, however let’s simply hold it below the radar,’” he stated. “I simply thought that was the stupidest factor on this planet, and it was sort of bizarre.”
The seasoned singer-songwriter touched upon his chart-topping love track, “Die A Happy Man,” and the explanation why it grew to become a profitable hit in 2015. He acknowledged that many songsmiths would pen love songs, however by no means about marriage or a particular somebody.
“I believe “Die A Happy Man” is sweet, however I believe it was nice on the time as a result of it hasn’t been finished shortly in that means,” he stated concerning the mid-tempo observe that sat at No.1 on iTunes for over 15 weeks and dominated nation radio.
“It’s sort of cool. There are such a lot of individuals which might be brazenly, ’I’m married’ in our style,” he stated concerning the present dynamic within the business. “What number of love songs can we write about that individual. So, I really like to observe love win,” he concluded.
Whereas sporting his love for his spouse on his sleeve, Rhett has delivered a number of tribute tracks since “Die A Happy Man.” As an illustration, “Marry Me,” “Life Changes,” “Look What God Gave Her,” and extra. His susceptible songwriting shines by means of on his just lately launched sixth studio album, “Where We Started.” The 15-piece venture is out now and accessible to stream in every single place.