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Rhett Akins is an American country music singer and songwriter. He has written singles for a number of artists, including Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, and Luke Bryan. Akins has released eight studio albums, of which the most successful is his 1994 debut album, A Thousand Memories.

Akins was born in Valdosta, Georgia, on October 13, 1969. His father, Richard Akins, was a successful country music singer in the 1970s. His mother, Diane Akins, was a homemaker. He has two older sisters, Traci and Holly. Akins was raised in a musical family and began playing guitar at the age of eight. He was educated at Valdosta High School, where he played football and baseball. After graduation, he attended the University of Georgia, where he studied business.

Akins began his music career in the early 1990s, writing songs for other artists. His first major success came with Blake Shelton’s single “Don’t Tell Me You’re Not in Love”, which peaked at number five on the Billboard Country charts. He has since written singles for Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and Florida Georgia Line. In 1994, Akins released his debut album, A Thousand Memories. The album’s lead single, “That Ain’t My Truck”, was a top five hit on the Country charts.

Akins has been married twice. His first marriage was to former Miss USA Deanna Brooks from 1995 to 1999. They have one child together, a daughter named Kendyl. Akins married his second wife, former Miss Tennessee USA 2004 Gwen Stefani, in September 2013. They have two children together, sons Kingston and Apollo.

Akins has a net worth of $5 million. His salary is not publicly available. However, he has earned significant income from his music career, including royalties from his songs that have been recorded by other artists.

Akins is 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighs 185 pounds (84 kg). He has brown hair and blue eyes.

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Full NameRhett Akins
EducationUniversity of Georgia


ChildrenThomas Rhett, Kasey Lee Akins, That Ain't My Truck, Don't Get Me Started, She Said Yes


NominationsAcademy of Country Music Award for Songwriter of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for New Male Vocalist of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Country New Artist, That Ain't My Truck, Don't Get Me Started, She Said Yes
MoviesTom Sawyer

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1Father of Thomas Rhett.
2Ex-member of Grateful Dead.
3Country music singer.



Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Country Strong2010writer: "Thirsty"
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Tom Sawyer2000Video performer: "Friends for Life", "Light at the End of the Tunnel Reprise"
Black Dog1998performer: "Drivin' My Life Away", "What Livin's All About"
Something to Talk About1995performer: "Where Angels Live"


Dustin Lynch: Mind Reader2016Video short writer
Justin Moore: Point at You2013Video short written by


Tom Sawyer2000VideoTom Sawyer (voice)


Late Show with David Letterman1996TV SeriesHimself

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