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Thomas Rhett Akins, 13 October 1969, Valdosta, Georgia, USA. Although his mother played piano and his grandfather led the church choir, Akins was more interested in becoming a football quarterback. Having married, he gave up his studies at the University of Georgia after a year, and worked for his fathers oil and gas distribution company. He played guitar in his spare time and after performing at a family gathering, decided to pursue a career as a country singer in the vein of Randy Travis. He went to Nashville and secured a management contract with Reba McEntires husband, Narvel Blackstock. Paraded as a Hat Act, he had Top 40 country hits in 1994/95 with What Theyre Talkin About and I Brake For Brunettes. He made the Top 3 with That Aint My Truck, but after further success with She Said Yes and Dont Get Me Started, his own career braked for brunettes. Somebody New,...