Thomas Rhett, nominated for New Male Vocalist Of The Year
What You Need To Know: After being nominated for three ACM Awards this year, Thomas Rhett—who just-so-happens to be the son of country singer Rhett Atkins—has quickly become one of the twangy genre's biggest upstarts.
First, he soaked up the songwriting spotlight by penning tunes for artists like Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line. Then, Thomas went out on his own and released two successful solo albums that have snagged five No. 1 singles on the Country Airplay charts, including "It Goes Like This" and "Get Me Some Of That." Rhett's newest hit, "T-Shirt," was released to country radio on February 16, 2016.
Listen To: Tangled Up (2015)