Thomas Rhett Strikes a Chord with Martin Guitar

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C.F. Martin & Co., Inc.proudly invites hit singer/songwriterTHOMAS RHETTinto their prestigiousMartin Ambassador Programtoday, which honors musicians fortheir understanding and appreciation of the guitars history and craftsmanship. The CMANew Artist of the Yearnominee had the unique opportunity to visit their factory in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, last week before a tour stop to meet Martins craftsmen and women, marketing team and Martins Chief Product Officer, Fred Greene, to begin discussions on his Custom guitar. Hejoins a roster of artists across multiplegenres, includingEd Sheeran, The Avett Brothers, Colbie Caillat, Jason Isbell, Hunter Hayes, Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury, The Milk Carton Kids, James Valentine of Maroon 5, to name a few.

Choosing artists to join the Martin Ambassador roster is a responsibility that we take very seriously. A lot of research and consideration goes into the process because, for us,the artists will be a part of a family that is over 181 years old, and we cant just let anyone join our family, saidAmani Duncan, VP, Brand Marketing, Martin Guitar. Thomas Rhett is a natural fit and we are so pleased to be able to say Welcome home!

Initially earningrecognition as a talented songwriter, penning hits forFlorida Georgia Line(Round Here),Jason Aldean(1994), andLee Brice(Parking Lot Party), this latest honor adds to an already stellar year for Thomas Rhett, augmenting the success of his debut album,IT GOES LIKE THIS(The Valory Music Co.), which produced back-to-back#1 singles Platinum-certified It Goes Like This and Gold-certified Get Me Some of That. Showcasing electric and acoustic guitar artistry, the project also features the Top 15hits Beer with Jesus andSomething To Do With My Hands as well as his latest offering, Make Me Wanna.The Valdosta, GA nativegrew up immersed in music, watching father Rhett Akins’ success with songs like “That Ain’t My Truck”and Dont Get Me Started in addition to penning both of Thomas Rhett’s chart-toppers.

“As a kid I always looked up to my dad, who usually had a guitar in his hand, so when I started playing, I knew I’d need a quality guitar,” said Thomas Rhett. “It’s such an honor for Martin to be so supportive of my career andask me to be one of their Ambassadors.”

Thomas Rhett has long been a part of the Martin Guitar family, playing the handcrafted guitars at his shows and festivals, includingthe packed crowd at the2014 CMA Music Festival’sMartin Jam Tent. Thelegendary guitar company chose an ideal ambassador, who is known tograb his ol guitar and play. He alternatesbetween hisD-28, HD-16R Adirondack andCustom Shop Koa HD-16R Martin guitars whileon the road with Miranda Lamberts PLATINUM TOUR. For tour dates and more information, visitthomasrhett.com.

Learn more about the Martin Ambassador roster viawww.martinguitar.com/players/martin-ambassadorsand Martin Guitar atwww.martinguitar.com.Martin guitars can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television to the movies, on Broadway and in books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere.

Photo Courtesy of Martin Guitar

 

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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