Thomas Rhett’s fairytale professional and personal life continues with the latest piece of news that his current album Life Changes has earned RIAA platinum Certification—less that a year since its release.

“I found out Life Changes went platinum and the single was gold the same day I got to play Nissan Stadium at home in Nashville, so that was a really special moment for me,” Rhett says in a recent press release. “When you put out something so personal to you, you always wonder if other people will be able to relate. I just write what I know. It turns out that we all know love, family, and experience the ups and downs of life.

"The best thing about music is that it becomes such a unifying force—we get to experience it all together."

Indeed, the magic of Life Changes can't be understated, both as an album and as a totally addictive song that currently finds itself flirting with the top five on the charts.

But make no mistake—all of these professional accolades fade in comparison to the pride he feels for his kids at the moment. “It’s amazing how fast they grow,” Rhett tells People Magazine. “Before you become a dad, you talk to other dads and moms and everybody is like, ‘Dude, soak it in because it’s going to go fast. And somebody told me this quote: ‘The days are long and the years are short.’ I don’t think you fully understand what that means until you have kids."

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