The multi-platinum artist lately (April 4) spoke out about being a loyal husband and father on the “Making House With Hoda Kotb” podcast. Rhett sat down with the beloved TV character Hoda Kotb and recalled a dialog he had with Akins father at the start of his music profession.
He talked about that his spouse’s father owned a non-public jet constitution firm in Nashville, Tennessee, and is an expert pilot. He instructed the “In the present day” co-anchor that he would fly revered nation performers round within the ’90s and would often witness musicians change into untrue.
“I bear in mind earlier than me and Lauren obtained married – he was like, ’you higher preserve 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’d name you out instantly,” Rhett revealed.
On the time, the “Gradual Down Summer time” singer was nonetheless studying the ins and outs of the music business. Nonetheless, 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 in the course of the intimidating dialog. “However, as I obtained into it…I rapidly realized how straightforward that might be with out the fitting boundaries put in place.”
Rhett continued to share that his spouse was all the time glued to his aspect, and so they rapidly turned a package deal deal – leaving him with no care on the planet.
“From the (starting) of my profession, Lauren was such part of me. We have been a package deal deal,” he uttered in the course of the episode. “She was at each present, and the followers knew her,” he added earlier than mentioning a sticky scenario that occurred at a live performance when his spouse was nowhere in sight.
“I bear in mind my first 12 months on the highway, any person 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 scenario.”
He immediately created strict guidelines following the sincere and open dialog along with his spouse.
“It was that night time that I instructed my tour supervisor and my workforce, ’Hey, except 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 may 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 may have been very straightforward for certain.”
The nation crooner mentioned his well-known father, Rhett Akins inspired him to maintain his relationship along with his spouse on the down-low when he first stepped into the honky tonk house.
“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 so much that we’re married. You’ll be able to put on your marriage ceremony ring, I suppose, however let’s simply preserve it beneath the radar,’” he mentioned. “I simply thought that was the stupidest factor on the planet, and it was sort of bizarre.”
The seasoned singer-songwriter touched upon his chart-topping love tune, “Die A Comfortable Man,” and the rationale why it turned 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 Comfortable Man” is nice, however I believe it was nice on the time as a result of it hasn’t been achieved shortly in that manner,” he mentioned in regards to the mid-tempo monitor 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 folks which are overtly, ’I’m married’ in our style,” he mentioned in regards to the present dynamic within the business. “What number of love songs can we write about that particular person. So, I really like to look at love win,” he concluded.
Whereas carrying his love for his spouse on his sleeve, Rhett has delivered a number of tribute tracks since “Die A Comfortable Man.” As an example, “Marry Me,” “Life Modifications,” “Look What God Gave Her,” and extra. His susceptible songwriting shines via on his lately launched sixth studio album, “The place We Began.” The 15-piece undertaking is out now and out there to stream all over the place.