Thomas Rhett reflects on anniversary of “Die a Happy Man”: “Changed my life and career forever”

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Thomas Rhett is looking back on the anniversary of one of his biggest hits. 

The singer took to Instagram to reflect on the origins of his 2015 single, "Die a Happy Man," that became a multi-week #1 hit. Thomas shares that he wrote the song in January 2015 with Sean Douglas and Joe London and debuted it live a couple days later, knowing by the crowd's reaction that the song was special.  

"This video is from the very first time I played it live in Little Rock a few nights later…y’all embraced this song in a way that changed my life and career forever, and I’ll always be grateful to you guys for that," he expresses alongside a throwback video from the show where he's performing "Die a Happy Man" acoustically inside a packed arena.

"Die a Happy Man" was released as the second single off Thomas' sophomore album, Tangled Up. The song reached #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts and became a crossover success, peaking at #21 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.    

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