Thomas Rhett Names Brit Bands As Early Influences

Thomas Rhett says his live performance style is largely inspired by veteran rocker Mick Jagger.

“My first concert was the Rolling Stones,” the country star told Taylor Magazine. “To this day, they’re still my favourite band. I think Mick Jagger has had a lot of influence in the way that I move around stage.”

Rhett also named The Darkness as an early influence – a very early influence. “I was around seven years old,” he recalled. “I was such a rock ’n’ roll kid and I remember being really inspired by them.”

Rhett admitted he still gets nervous before he hits the stage. “When stage-fright goes away, I probably shouldn’t do this anymore,” he explained. “You just need to find a way to turn it into positive energy.”

The country singer said he’d love to work with Bruno Mars. “I think we’d have a good time writing and working together.” 

Asked what advice he’d give to his teenaged self, Rhett replied: “Enjoy life more! I always look to the future so much.

“I wish I could say to my 16-year-old self: ‘Dude, just cherish the moment. Really live at 16.'"