Country Fest 2017 Artist Thomas Rhett named one of CMT’s Artists of the Year

The news is no surprise to us here at Country Fest. We knew we wanted Thomas Rhett back at Fest after his stellar performance here in 2015!


Since that time, Rhett and his famous dance moves have skyrocketed to country music fame…the telltale sign? He’s going to be honored as one of CMT’s Artists of the Year!

“In the past year alone, Rhett won single record of the year at the ACM Awards, male video of the year at the 2016 CMT Music Awards, and is up for single of the year and song of the year at the 50th annual CMA Awards.” (

Rhett is being recognized with some Nashville royalty, including Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Chris Stapleton.

“The 2016 CMT Artists of the Year special premieres from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. CT. Each artist will be honored with never-before-seen performances alongside lighthearted and emotional moments fueled by plenty of champagne during the 90-minute special on CMT.” (

Rhett is celebrating the news with another massive announcement – he’s hitting the road for his first-ever headlining tour next year, called the “Home Team Tour.” And lucky for us, Rhett will be grooving running right through Cadott next June!!

See you soon, Thomas – and congrats on the well-deserved accolades!


Amie Winters

Amie Winters

Amie Winters recently traded in a nearly 10-year career in television broadcasting to join the amazing crew at Chippewa Valley Music Festivals. She's thrilled to be a part of the team bringing you the best fests in the Midwest!


  • Nicole

    Thomas Rhett is an amazing artist!

    September 29, 2016 at 1:51 pm
  • Brandy Buss

    Great article and Congrats AMIE WINTERS!!!!

    September 29, 2016 at 1:56 pm
  • Allison

    I’d wear his tshirt anytime!

    September 29, 2016 at 1:58 pm
  • Jen

    Would love to see him again at CF, 2017!
    And awesome news on his headlining tour

    September 29, 2016 at 2:25 pm
  • Jill

    Amie Winters is the BESTEST. 🙂

    September 29, 2016 at 2:54 pm
  • Dana

    Hopefully the stage and our seats won’t be as wet next year when he hits the stage, but either way, it will be an AMAZING show! 🙂

    September 29, 2016 at 8:24 pm
  • Kelly

    “Emotional moments fueled by plenty of champagne” – my kinda party! Congrats you artist of the year (one of)!! Well done Mr.Rhett! Well done!

    September 30, 2016 at 7:05 am
  • Debbie Stiner

    I’m ready for Rhett to bring his team tour to our town!!
    He is the “Star of the Show”!

    September 30, 2016 at 9:31 am
  • Jeni

    Love Thomas Rhett! So excited he will be at CF this year, can’t wait! He will be the star of the show!

    September 30, 2016 at 3:33 pm
  • Angela huse

    Thomas Rhett “make(s) me wanna” “wear (his) my t- shirt” on “vacation” can’t wait for Countryfest 2017!

    September 30, 2016 at 6:50 pm
  • Cheryl

    Can’t wait till fest is here again to provide the best!!

    October 1, 2016 at 8:31 pm
  • Becky Vork

    Shake your money maker, Thomas! Lol

    October 6, 2016 at 8:11 pm