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Thomas Rhett delivers heartfelt acceptance speech after ACM win Twitter/@ACMAwards
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It’s no surprise that Thomas Rhett had a lot on his mind walking into the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2. Not only was he up for both Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year for “Die a Happy Man, but he was also set to perform alongside country hot shot Maren Morris on their new single, “Craving You.”

Of course, he is about to become the father of two new babies, too.

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So when he came away with the Song of the Year win, Thomas seemed to take it all in stride. But when his name was announced again for Male Vocalist of the Yea the emotion of the moment seemed to take over for both him and his dear wife, Lauren.

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“I don’t have a whole lot of words, except for everyone in this category are my idols,” Thomas said, routinely breaking for moments of silence to gain his composure. “Everyone in this category has shaped the artist I am. I try to be the best singer I can. Thank you so much to the ACMs. This is the most amazing award I have ever received in my whole existence. Thank you so much. Thank you to the Lord for putting me into this situation to be up here tonight. This is a very humbling experience.”

Tricia Despres is the contributing editor for Rare Country, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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