The Woman Behind Your Favorite Thomas Rhett Lyrics

The Woman Behind Your Favorite Thomas Rhett Lyrics

Who is Thomas Rhett actually singing about?

Everyone hears a catchy song on the radio and can sing along to it, but have you ever looked deeper into the lyrics to pull back who or what the song is actually about?

Thomas Rhett is hands down my favorite country singer. With hits like "Die a Happy Man," "Unforgettable," and "Marry Me," he has every girl in America looking for their TR (Thomas Rhett). So who exactly is the lucky lady he's writing about? Her name is Lauren Akins and she makes Thomas Rhett's job just a tad bit easier when he has a superstar wife to write about. Lauren has been Thomas Rhett's crush since the second grade and she has remained incredibly down to earth, humble, and kind, despite her husbands stardom.

I don't personally know the Akins unfortunately, (big bucket list item right there) but coming from a huge fan, one that follows all their Instagrams, listens to his albums on repeat, and follows their lives in a non-stalkerish way, this is what I've gathered about the happy couple:

Lauren is supportive

TR will joke on Instagram and make note that he still gets nervous for shows and Lauren is always there to take the nerves away and keep him grounded. Singing at the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving during the halftime show in front of millions of people would make anybody's hands clammy and stomach a little nauseous.

They have an adorable little family

As TR explains in his song "Life Changes," the couple was planning on adopting a little girl from Uganda and around the same time they also found out Lauren was pregnant! They went from zero kids to two little girls in a matter of a couple months and it is evident that their little bundle of joys bring the family so much happiness.

She cares about others

Sure her husband is a huge country star and they probably have millions of dollars, but she gives back and truly thinks about other people- something I wish you would see more celebrities take to instead of everything about "me, me, me". The Akins' oldest daughter, Willa Gray, is adopted from Uganda and Lauren has partnered with 147 Million Orphans to help the lives of other orphans from Willa Gray's community who are hungry and living in poverty. In fact, she recently just took a trip across the pond to visit the kids!

Now the next time you hear a Thomas Rhett hit, you might understand why he is singing about his wife the way he is. Let's give Lauren a little credit here — sure Thomas Rhett can sing but he wouldn't have anything to sing about if it wasn't for Lauren!

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Spring into finals week (and the summer) by "cleaning up" your playlist


Here are some fun, fresh new tracks to check out as you finish out the rest of the school year and help you get out of your "music comfort zone!"

“Patience” by Tame Impala 

Genre: Electronic/Alternative

Tame Impala FINALLY released new music (!!), and this track is absolutely stunning. With frontrunner Kevin Parker staying on brand with the band's psychedelic, seemingly ethereal style, it sounds like a combination of 70s soft rock and waves of modern-day electronica, with Parker's voice drifting in and out in a kind of otherworldly, mellowed-out manner.

“Harmony Hall” by Vampire Weekend 

Genre: Alternative/Indie Pop

Vampire Weekend is also releasing an album, entitled "Father of the Bride", on May 3rd. From the looks of it, this track relates to the theme of marriage/weddings present in the album's title, and it is a fun, upbeat song that I have been listening to a lot in the morning as I'm getting ready for class! Ezra Koenig's voice is so unique and can cover a broad range, and I highly recommend listening to some of the band's other work as well ("Step" from their 2013 release "Modern Vampires of the City" is one of my all-time favorite songs!).

“Ready to Let Go” by Cage the Elephant 

Genre: Alternative/Alternative Rock

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“Apple Orchard” by Beach House 

Genre: Indie/Electronic

Beach House is one of my favorite bands of all time, as I find a kind of an ethereal, beautiful sadness in the dreamy style of instrumentalist Alex Scally and lucid vocals of singer Victoria Legrand. This track is from their 2006 self-titled debut and is probably one of my favorite songs they've ever released. The lyrics are poetic and perfect for the post-finals enjoyment of spring weather, in that they preach relaxation and restfulness, and the song's electronic rhythms echo the essence of spring as well. If you like this song, then I highly recommend checking out the band's other albums as well (Depression Cherry is one of my favorite albums of all time).

“April Come She Will” by Simon & Garfunkel 

Genre: 60s Pop

No spring playlist is complete without a little Simon & Garfunkel! This song is a classic, its timeless, poetic lyrics capturing the epitome of the coming of spring and all its glory. In fact, I consider the entire album (entitled Sound of Silence) to be perfect for the pleasantness and feelings of renewal/natural revitalization associated with the coming months, so be sure to give it a listen if you haven't heard it before!

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