Thomas Rhett admits that after the pandemic he started to re-evaluate his life and priorities.
Thomas told us recently, “The last couple years to me was more of a rearranging of priorities, if you will. Not that certain things aren’t still important, but I think I put so much stock in just winning at all costs. And when you look back at what it did cost you, it cost you time away. Now that my family is so big, that is the number one. There is nothing that trumps that.” He added, “I think for me it was like, how can I be excellent at this, and excellent at this, and excellent at this. And, to me, it’s just like finding those moments of, like, okay, today I will give music everything that I have. Today I’m in dad [mode], and I will give ‘dad-ing’ everything that I have. If it weren’t for the last couple of years, I don’t know how long it would’ve taken me to realize some of that stuff.”
Despite his priority change, Rhett is still very much committed to his career. He also looks forward to launching the Canadian leg of his “Bring the Bar to You Tour” in February. And he’s heading overseas for the C2C Music Festival in March. Then he’ll launch his “Home Team Tour 2023” in the U.S.
Not long ago, Thomas told us that he has been thinking he would like to pilot his own plane for years but admits he has reservations. He admitted, “I could definitely see me still wantin’ to do that. I have so many pilots in my family. My brother-in-law, Grayson, is a pilot, my father-in-law is a pilot, and a lot of my close friends are pilots. I think it would take a little more trust on my own end to trust that I could do it right. I’m not the most attention-to-detail person, and I feel like you really need to be detailed to be a pilot.” He added, “So, I don’t know. Maybe I’ll become a very detail-oriented person over the next five years and decide that getting my pilot’s license is something I’d wanna do. If Dierks can do it, I can do it.”