(CMT Hot Dish is a weekly feature written by veteran columnist Hazel Smith. Author of the cookbook, Hazel’s
Hot Dish: Cookin’ With Country Stars, she also hosts CMT’s Southern Fried Flicks With Hazel Smith and shares her
recipes at CMT.com.)
Do yourself a big favor. If you’re a true blue country music fan, you need to see Thomas Rhett’s video, “Something
to Do With My Hands.” Listen to the 22-year-old lad giving us a piece of his young heart with his wonderful first single.
Born in Valdosta, Ga., he says music has been a part of his life as long as he can remember. His daddy is Rhett
Akins, who had a No. 1 hit as a songwriter and artist in 1996 with “Don’t Get Me Started.” Along with Dallas Davidson
and Ben Hayslip, his dad is one-third of the songwriting trio known as the