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Thomas Rhett shares 1st live performance of song that changed his life

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 2022-01-26

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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.

Rhett shared 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.

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"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 wrote in the caption 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 Rhett's sophomore album, "Tangled Up."

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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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