Thomas Rhett & Wife Lauren Akins; Photo Courtesy of Instagram
Thomas Rhett & Wife Lauren Akins; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

Thomas Rhett’s Romantic New Single, “Angels (Don’t Always Have Wings),” Is Inspired By His Wife Lauren Akins

After earning his 20th No. 1 hit with “Half Of Me (feat. Riley Green),” Thomas Rhett released a brand-new single to Country radio that was inspired by his wife Lauren Akins.

The country superstar took to social media on Friday (Jan. 20) to share the exciting news of his new radio single with fans via a clip on Instagram.

“Angels coming soon to a radio station near you!” he captioned the video on Instagram.

In the clip, Rhett, wearing a red flannel and an Edley’s BBQ hat, told fans that his next single is “Angels (Don’t Always Have Wings)” and asked them to request the tune at their local radio stations.

“What’s up everybody? Good Morning, I just wanted to hop on here and say that ‘Angels’ is going to be our next single to go to Country radio,” Rhett revealed. “God, I remember the day I wrote this song, I was like ‘There’s something special about it’ and ever since the record came out, it is kind of just raised it hand the entire time. It’s resonated with a bunch of y’all, so thank y’all for loving it. Start requesting it on your local radio station.”

He went on to tell fans to listen to the tune and learn the words, so that they can sing-along loudly when he performs it on the road.

“Until it goes to radio, y’all make sure you crank ‘Angels.’ Me and the band are kind of working on it right now for our tour and we can’t wait to hear y’all sing that song back to us. So thank y’all for the support on this song and man I’m so pumped. Hope y’all have a great day. Peace out!”


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Co-written by Rhett alongside Julian Bunetta, Teddy Swims (whose real name is Jaten Dimsdale) and Josh Thompson, “Angels (Don’t Always Have Wings)” celebrates unconditional, patient love. 

Previously titled “Angels,” the track first appeared on Thomas Rhett’s critically acclaimed sixth studio album, Where We Started.

“This is my favorite song from the album. I wrote it from a personal perspective, but I think it will resonate with a lot of people,” Rhett shared in a press release.

He continued to reveal how the tune was inspired by his wife, Lauren Akins, who he’s been married to for 10 years. “It’s about how none of us are perfect, and how lucky we are to have those people in our lives who show up and love us despite our flaws. I often look at my wife and think she’s truly an angel, for the love and grace she shows me every single day,” he explained.

Thomas Rhett will soon return to the road after a lengthy break from touring. The Georgia native will bring his Bring The Bar To Your Tour to Canada in February with special guests Jordan Davis and Kameron Marlowe. 

The Canadian trek is scheduled to kick off on February 9 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC and will continue through February 25, where the tour will wrap up in Ottawa, ON at the Canadian Tire Centre.

“It’s been an absolute blast being back out on the road this summer and we are so excited to take the tour to Canada next year,” Rhett shared when the tour was announced. “It feels like forever since we were last able to play for those fans. They always bring an insane amount of energy and we cannot wait to get up there and see them again.”


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Later this year in the Spring, Thomas Rhett will embark on his highly anticipated Home Team Tour 23.

Produced by Live Nation, Presented by Dos Primos Tequila and Fueled by Marathon, the trek kicks off on May 4 in Des Moines, IA at Wells Fargo Arena and continue through September 29, where the tour will wrap up at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN.

The Home Team Tour, which will feature support from Rhett’s longtime friend Cole Swindell and his “favorite new artist” Nate Smith, will visit 40 different cities and 27 different states.

“Being on the road is one of my favorite places to be,” Rhett shared. “I can’t wait to see the joy on y’alls faces next year and with my buddies Cole Swindell and Nate Smith. We’re definitely gonna have a good time.”


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Both of the stints come in support of his latest album, Where We Started, which arrived on April 1, 2022. The project features collaborations with Katy Perry, Riley Green, Tyler Hubbard and Russell Dickerson.

Where We Started features 15 tracks, including Rhett’s latest chart-topping hit, “Half Of Me,” a duet with Green, “Slow Down Summer,” as well as his current single, “Where We Started,” a duet featuring Perry.

Tickets for the Home Team Tour 23 are on sale now. For ticket information visit Thomas Rhett’s official website HERE.

See a full list of Thomas Rhett’s upcoming tour dates below.

Bring The Bar To You Canadian Tour

2/9/2023 – Vancouver, BC –  Rogers Arena
2/11/2023 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
2/12/2023 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
2/16/2023 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
2/17/2023 – Regina, SK – Brandt Centre
2/18/2023 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
2/21/2023 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
2/22/2023 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
2/24/2023 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
2/25/2023 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre

Home Team 23 Tour

5/4/2023 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
5/5/2023 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Arena
5/6/2023 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
5/18/2023 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
5/19/2023 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
5/20/2023 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
6/8/2023 – Albany, NY – MVP Arena
6/9/2023 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
6/10/2023 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
6/15/2023 – Tupelo, MS – Cadence Bank Arena
6/16/2023 – Lafayette, LA – CAJUNDOME
6/17/2023 – Bossier City, LA – Brookshire Grocery Arena
6/22/2023 -Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
6/23/2023 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Coliseum
7/6/2023 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
7/7/2023 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena
7/8/2023 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
7/13/2023 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
7/14/2023 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
7/15/2023 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
7/20/2023 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
7/21/2023 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena
7/22/2023 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
7/27/2023 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
7/28/2023 – Chicago, IL – United Center
7/29/2023 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
8/3/2023 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
8/4/2023 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
8/5/2023 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
8/17/2023 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
8/18/2023 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
8/19/2023 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
9/14/2023 – Estero, FL – Hertz Arena
9/15/2023 – Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
9/16/2023 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
9/21/2023 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
9/22/2023 – State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
9/23/2023 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
9/28/2023 – Birmingham, AL – The Legacy Arena at The BJCC
9/29/2023 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

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