Despite his incredible success, Thomas Rhett was surprised to say to the least when he got the news that he was nominated in three categories at next week's CMA Awards. Thomas is a contender for Male Vocalist, Video of the Year for “Marry Me,” and Album of the Year for Life Changes.

Thomas tells us that while he's grateful for every nomination, if he had to choose, he'd love to walk away with the trophy for Album of the Year: “I think besides being nominated for Entertainer of the Year, I feel like Album is the pinnacle because it’s not just being nominated for a song or a performance or a video. It’s being nominated for an entire project and so much work that no one ever knows about that goes into making an album, whether it’s picking the songs, writing the songs, recording them, doing 12 photo shoots to find the right smile for an album cover and then album art and all that kind of stuff. For the CMA to recognize that amongst those other records that I have listened to over and over again, it really is a special thing for that album to be nominated for that.”

In addition to his nominations, Thomas will perform on the upcoming 52nd Annual CMA Awards, airing live from Nashville on Wednesday, November 14th at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Source: Pulse of Radio