From Fill-In Singer to Honoree, Thomas Rhett Reflects on Being One of CMT’s Artists of the Year

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By Music News Group

ABC/Image Group LA Thomas Rhett performed a mashup of his smash “Die a Happy Man” Wednesday night at CMT’s Artists of the Year taping in Nashville, with Swedish pop sensation Zara Larsson joining in with her hit, “Never Forget You.”

While this is TR’s first time as one of the night’s main honorees, he’s actually sung on the show before.

“I was here last year, actually,” he recalls, “because Tyler [Hubbard] from Florida Georgia Line got really sick, and I came and got to sing ‘Dirt’ in honor of Florida Georgia Line. And I remember being like, ‘Dang, I’d love to be …read more