Thomas Rhett; Photo Courtesy of Getty Images for ACM
Thomas Rhett; Photo Courtesy of Getty Images for ACM

Thomas Rhett Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction At 2022 ACM Awards: “My Zipper Fell Off… I’m Taped Up”

Thomas Rhett handled his 2022 ACM Awards wardrobe malfunction like an absolute champ!

While chatting with Entertainment Tonight’s Cassie DiLaura, Rhett revealed he suffered a wardrobe malfunction just moments before joining her for an interview ahead of the 57th Academy Of Country Music Awards on Monday, March 7.

The “Slow Down Summer” singer, who was nominated for Male Artist Of The Year and Album Of The Year, requested that the outlet keep the cameras strictly above his waist as before joining DiLaura his pants zipper broke while walking the coveted awards show’s red carpet.

“My zipper fell off right before, so I’m taped up,” Rhett revealed. “So, I’m trying to stand really still right now, so make sure the camera’s just like right here.”

After admitting it wouldn’t be a red carpet appearance without a minor wardrobe mishap, he shared that luckily the ACM Awards had “safety pins and all kinds of stuff that we need” on hand in case of malfunctions.

Thomas Rhett; Photo Courtesy of Getty Images for ACM
Thomas Rhett; Photo Courtesy of Getty Images for ACM

Thomas Rhett Performed Two Song During 2022 ACM Awards

Live from Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium, the country hitmaker and father of four also took to the coveted awards show stage to perform his latest single, “Slow Down Summer,” for the first time ever as well as join BRELAND for the live debut of their newly released collaboration, “Praise The Lord.”

“Slow Down Summer” will appear on Rhett’s sixth studio album, Where We Started, which arrives on April 1, while “Praise The Lord” will appear on BRELAND’s debut album, CROSS COUNTRY, which is available for pre-saves now HERE.

Co-hosted by global icon Dolly Parton with Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett, the two-hour show livestreamed without commercials and featured 20+ performances from some of country music’s hottest superstars and rising newcomers.

The performance lineup included Parker McCollum and Lainey Wilson, who were crowned this year’s New Male and New Female Artist of the Year, respectively as well as Barrett, Allen, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Walker Hayes, Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Lady A and Kelly Clarkson.

“The concert event of the year” also included several collaborations, including Parton featuring Kelsea Ballerini (“Big Dreams & Faded Jeans”), Jordan Davis (“Buy Dirt,” feat. Luke Bryan), Brothers Osborne and Brittney Spencer (“These Boots Are Made for Walkin’”), Parmalee and Blanco Brown featuring Brooke Eden (“Just the Way”), Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde (“Never Wanted to Be That Girl”), and Chris Young featuring Mitchell Tenpenny (“At the End of a Bar”).

Thomas Rhett; Photo Courtesy of Getty Images for ACM
Thomas Rhett; Photo Courtesy of Getty Images for ACM

The 2022 ACM Awards presenters included Alan Ritchson (actor, Reacher), Derek Carr (quarterback, Las Vegas Raiders), Guy Torry (comedian, Phat Tuesdays), James Patterson (author, Run Rose Run), Jason Aldean, Kelsey Asbille (actor, Yellowstone), Luke Grimes (actor, Yellowstone), Mickey Guyton, and Tom Pelphrey (actor, Outer Range).

The ACM Awards made history as the first major awards show to livestream exclusively as it streamed live on Prime Video in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.

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