Thomas Rhett is coming to Des Moines. Get ready with 10 'Unforgettable' hits.
Thomas Rhett performed 'Life Changes' with a Nashville suburb high school band at 52nd CMA Awards. USA TODAY
The "Make Me Wanna" singer will bring along special guests Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson, and Rhett Akins to take the stage with him.
To gear up for the Country Music Award-winning act, soak up the 29-year-old's 10 most "Unforgettable" hits:
Make Me Wanna
"Make Me Wanna" ranks as one of Rhett's best tracks with its Bee Gees vibe. Rhett recorded it in 2012, the same year he married his wife, Lauren. He released the song in 2013 on his debut album, "It Goes Like This."
While the lyrics for a conventional country love song are present with Rhett singing about him and a woman going down a dirt road in a truck, the music video distinguishes it from the standard country fare.
In an interview with People, Rhett explained that he did not want the video to be the typical "guy and girl in a truck driving down a dusty road." Rhett can be seen chasing a woman through different worlds. He also described the creation of the song.
"I had watched the movie 'Airplane!' the night before we wrote 'Make Me Wanna,'" he said. "There's this scene in the movie where they go back in time and do this 'Saturday Night Fever' reference for 'Staying Alive,' and I went in playing those chords with some of my co-writers the next day, and that's kind of how the song got created."
Get Me Some of That
To add some fun to his music catalog, Rhett released the record "Get Me Some of That" in 2013. The song is flirtatious and had fans wanting to shake their tail feathers. Partly written by Cole Swindell and Michael Carter, the track helped showcased the musician's fun and flirty side with some R&B feel.
Yeah gotta get me some of that
Little more what you doin' right there
Swingin' your hips and slingin' your head
Side to side with your drink in the air
Lord have mercy now girl I swear
Produced by Luke Laird, "Get Me Some of That" peaked at No. 1 in May 2014 on Country Airplay, according to Billboard.
Beer with Jesus
Some may dream about the moment they can sit and talk with their favorite celebrity or public figure. Rhett sang about having a beer with Jesus. The lyrics indicate that he would sip his drink and let Jesus do all the talking.
Rhett released this touching track in 2013 on his debut album. In the music video, he appears to be playing his guitar and singing the song in a church with a bunch of beer bottles surrounding him. That set up criticism for the mixture of religion and alcohol. In an interview, Rhett even mentioned that the track conflicts with his upbringing in the Church of Christ, but said the record reflects what he would want to ask Jesus. Despite the backlash, "Beer with Jesus," written by Rick Huckaby, Lance Miller and produced by Joyce, is still one of Rhett's most unforgettable hits.
Die A Happy Man
This cross-genre track dominated airwaves in 2015 and 2016. "Die A Happy Man," released on the star's 2015 second studio album, "Tangled Up," and helped catapult Rhett to superstardom in country music. The single was co-written by Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur, and produced by Dann Huff and Jesse Frasure.
Rhett's wife was the inspiration behind the single and she makes an appearance in the music video. "Die A Happy Man" went on to win several Country Music Awards in 2016-2017 including CMA Single of the Year, Academy of CMA Song of the Year, and Academy of CMA Single Record of the Year. It also won the Billboard Music Award Top Country Song and the Country Music Television Award Male Video of the Year. The song peaked at No.1 on Billboard's Country Streaming Songs chart in November 2015 with 12 weeks at the top spot and 101 weeks on the chart.
Crash and Burn
The 2015 track "Crash and Burn" off Rhett's "Tangled Up" project teamed him with Frasure and Chris Stapleton to pen the track. "Crash and Burn" hit No. 1 in October 2015 on Billboard's Country Airplay. The record also spent 24 weeks on the chart.
Playing with Fire
First of all, who doesn't love Jordin Sparks? Rhett collaborating with the sixth-season "American Idol" winner let the two make a spark with their record "Playing with Fire."
Akins and Ashley Gorley helped Rhett co-write the piece and Chris DeStefano produced the track. From "Tangled Up," Rhett and Sparks sing a big ballad about playing with fire when it comes to love. Rhett explained in an interview with Taste of Country what Sparks was like in the studio: "She came in and was just an immediate glow to the room." The collaboration came together after Big Machine Label Group president Scott Borchetta met with reps from Sparks' label to collaborate with Rhett. "24 hours later she responded and had booked a flight to Nashville," Rhett added in the interview.
"T-Shirt" is another flirtatious Rhett track. Released back in 2015 on his sophomore album, Rhett brought back an '80s feel for the music video of "T-Shirt." The simplicity of the video and Rhett's rock 'n' roll and grooviness of the song makes fans dance and tap their feet. Rhett even showcases some of his dance moves in the video. Co-written by Gorley, Laird, and Shane McAnally, the bopping record was nominated for the iHeartRadio Music Award Country Song of the Year in 2017. Produced by Huff and Frasure, "T-Shirt" reached No. 1 in June 2016 on Billboard's Country Airplay and spent 23 weeks on the chart.
Star of the Show
In this 2015 smash hit, Rhett's wife is the title character. "Cause everywhere we go girl, you're the star of the show," he sings on the track. "Star of the Show" dominated radio airwaves in fall 2016. Rhett, Akins, and Ben Hayslip co-wrote the love ballad. Joe London, Julian Bunetta, and Rhett produced the track. The song spent 20 weeks on Billboard Country Airplay and hit No.1 in February 2018. The record was nominated for CMT Music Award Male Video of the Year and CMT Music Award Video of the Year in 2017.
Don't be confused by the title; Rhett misses out on the love of his life in the song. He was able to rack in nominations and an award for this track. "Marry Me" appears on the 29-year-old's third studio album, "Life Changes." released in 2017. Rhett co-wrote "Marry Me" along with Frasure, Gorley and McAnally. Huff, Frasure, and Rhett produced the track. In 2018, "Marry Me" took home the award for CMA Music Video of the Year.
Rhett teamed up with Maren Morris for the hit duet "Craving You," also off the album "Life Changes." It has themes of love and lust all in one. Rhett's video is like a mini action movie. Co-written by Dave Barnes and Bunetta, the track was nominated for CMA Music Video of the Year, CMA Musical Event of the Year, CMT Music Award Collaborative Video of the Year, Academy of CMA Vocal Event of the Year, and the Teen Choice Award Choice Country Song. It was produced by Huff, Bunetta, London, and Rhett. The track peaked at No. 1 in July 2017 on Billboard's Country Airplay and spent 21 weeks on the charts.
If you go
WHAT: Thomas Rhett with special guests Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson and Rhett Akins.
WHERE: Wells Fargo Arena, 730 Third St., Des Moines.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.
TICKETS: $31.75-$91.75. Head to IowaEventsCenter.com.