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Thomas Rhett Named Country Artist of the Year at iHeartRadio Awards

The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards are still two days away, but one country superstar is already a winner!

Thomas Rhett has been named the Country Artist of the Year at the big show, set to air Sunday from The Forum in Los Angeles.

TR took to social media to deliver his acceptance speech. 

 

“Thank you so much to the fans, who come out to the shows and support us day in, day out,” he continued.”To my wife, who helps me pick these songs that go on the records and tells me when I’m doing something dumb in a show and I can fix it on the next one. Thank you to the Lord for allowing me to do this crazy career and this life. It’s been a real honor. Thank you guys so much. This is really cool.”

Thomas, who beat out Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt for the honor, is also up for Country Song of the Year for “Unforgettable.”

Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Charlie Puth and more are set to perform at the annual event.

The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards will simulcast live across multiple platforms, on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app.

Get more information on how to watch here.

Photo: Getty Images

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