Thomas Rhett and his dad Rhett Akins release “Things Dads Do” in time for Father’s Day

Thomas Rhett has teamed up with his own dad, Rhett Akins, for the new song “Things Dads Do.” released just in time for Father’s Day.  The song, written by Rhett and Akins with Matt Dragstrem and Chase McGill, is a reflection on what a ‘dad life’ is.

Rhett and Akins first performed “Things Dads Do” on stage at the Grand Ole Opry last weekend, with Thomas writing on Instagram: “We all have those moments as adults when we recognize ourselves doing things that our parents did our entire lives and finally start to understand. This one is for the dads and is out now.”

The father-son duo has penned a number of tracks together through the years, but Rhett shared in a statement that “Things Dads Do” is his “favorite song I’ve gotten to write with my dad. “I’ve learned so many life lessons from him, and it’s pretty wild to see so much of him in myself now that I’m a dad,” he said. “It felt like we should go ahead to release it for all of y’all who have been asking since we wrote it and to celebrate all the dads out there!”

Rhett is a soon-to-be father of four, he shares daughters, 5-year-old Willa Gray, 3-year-old Ada James and 1-year-old Lennon Love with wife Lauren Akins.  You can take a listen to Things Dads Dohere.

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