Thomas Rhett has been around country music stars all his life as his dad Rhett Akins was a country star in the 1990’s. So, when Thomas was just a boy, he was attending a Halloween party when country icon Reba had to put him in time out.
Thomas says, “Reba’s son, Shelby, I think we’re about the same age, and we were at their Halloween party one year. And I remember us racing back and forth to this barn, and I think I kept beating him in this race.”
It was a long time ago, but Thomas remembers Shelby was mad that he kept getting beat in the races, and he says, “He was a little bit older than me and bigger than me, and he put me up against the wall, you know, around my neck. And I remember Reba comin’ over and snatchin’ Shelby off of me and puttin’ us both in timeout.”
Thomas recalls, “I had to have been five, maybe five, to be put in timeout.”
Years later, Reba along with Keith Urban and Hillary Scott joined Rhett on his 2020 song “Be A Light.”