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has a natural ease when he's onstage, which is not surprising since he spent much of his early years watching his father, country star and hit songwriter Rhett Akins
(pictured above, right), performing.
"I watched my dad play a million shows," Thomas tells The Boot. "I've always been that kid that is ready to entertain, whether I'm at a bonfire or in classroom. I was always that kid cracking jokes and getting in trouble left and right, trying to be the center of attention. I guess I was always that way."