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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the title of Reba's hit duet with Kelly Clarkson from the album Reba Duets? ANSWER: "Because of You."

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Thomas Rhett Explains Why He Traded Higher Education for Hit Songs

Image Courtesy CMAThomas Rhett has clearly found his calling as a country singer and songwriter, judging from his string of hit songs, including his latest top-10, "Make Me Wanna." As the son of '90s country star and current hit songwriter Rhett Akins, Thomas grew up around the music industry, and starting writing songs while attending Lipscomb University in Nashville. That's where he figured out he wasn't cut out for higher education.

"Honestly, I think I switched four different majors in the three short years," Thomas tells the Knoxville News-Sentinel. "I had a year left and I started writing songs and started to get cuts on big artists' records and I thought, ‘Man, if I can write these songs, what do I need college for?'"

Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Lee Brice are among the stars who have recorded Thomas's songs in the past few years. He's currently on the road with Florida Georgia Line's Anything Goes tour. They'll head back out February 12 for a show in Sioux City, Iowa.

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Thomas Rhett Explains Why He Traded Higher Education for Hit Songs

Image Courtesy CMAThomas Rhett has clearly found his calling as a country singer and songwriter, judging from his string of hit songs, including his latest top-10, "Make Me Wanna." As the son of '90s country star and current hit songwriter Rhett Akins, Thomas grew up around the music industry, and starting writing songs while attending Lipscomb University in Nashville. That's where he figured out he wasn't cut out for higher education.

"Honestly, I think I switched four different majors in the three short years," Thomas tells the Knoxville News-Sentinel. "I had a year left and I started writing songs and started to get cuts on big artists' records and I thought, ‘Man, if I can write these songs, what do I need college for?'"

Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Lee Brice are among the stars who have recorded Thomas's songs in the past few years. He's currently on the road with Florida Georgia Line's Anything Goes tour. They'll head back out February 12 for a show in Sioux City, Iowa.

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Sick Boy Sends Best Friend on his Make-A-Wish Trip Six-year-old Levi Mayhew of Indiana is a terminally ill boy suffering from a rare genetic disorder. He gets through every day with the love of his family and one very special friend, a 10-year-old girl named Emma Broyer. Despite their age difference, they are the closest […]

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe Nashville: On the Record 2 concert special was taped at the Grand Ole Opry House over the weekend with special guests Reba and Deana Carter joining the Nashville cast. Look for the special to air on ABC Wednesday, March 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET.

Congratulations to Eric Paslay on his engagement to Natalie Harker. The couple met seven years ago when she worked at his publishing company and have been dating for two years. According to The Tennessean, Eric and Natalie got engaged on December 30 and will marry this spring in Nashville.

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