Country star Thomas Rhett announced as 2015 spring concert performer

David Preda, Arcade Online Editor

TUCP announced on Thursday that country artist Thomas Rhett will play this year’s spring concert with opener Adam Sanders at 7 p.m.  this Thursday on the Lavin-Bernick Center Quad.

The 24 year old singer-songwriter is no stranger to the country music scene; his father is country singer Rhett Akins and he helped write singles for Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean. Rhett’s first album “It Goes Like This” dropped in 2013 and included country chart-topping singles “Make Me Wanna” and “Get Me Some of That.”

Rhett’s sound is quintessentially country: twangy guitars and vocals, few synthesized beats and lyrics about how well jeans fit fill most of his discography. Coming off the heels of Dr. Dog and Wavves in the fall, TUCP’s choice of Rhett for the spring concert offers a thematic shift from the type of music usually associated with TUCP’s concerts, but Rhett’s style of music lends itself to a partying mindset albeit in a completely different way than previous acts like Childish Gambino and Major Lazer.

Before the show, TUCP is hosting an All-American Tailgate at 6 p.m. The tailgate and the show are free and open to the public.

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