Lauren Akins, the wife of country music star Thomas Rhett, is ready to share what it’s really like to be part of “the perfect couple” fans imagine and what it actually take to make it work via her upcoming memoir, LIVE IN LOVE: Growing Together Through Life’s Changes.
When Thomas Rhett won the ACM Award for Single of the Year with “Die a Happy Man,” Lauren was overjoyed. Her childhood best friend and now husband was being anointed the hottest new star in country music—for a song he had written about her. He was living his dream. Lauren was elated, but she was also wrestling with some big questions, not the least of which was, How can I live my own life of purpose?
Lauren never wanted to be in the spotlight, but as Thomas Rhett made his relationship with Lauren the subject of many of his hit songs, she was tossed into the public eye. Until now Lauren has never fully shared her side of their story—full as it’s been, with deep love, painful loss, tremendous joy, and a struggle to stay grounded in faith along the way.
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SOOOO so excited to announce the #LiveInLove book tour launching May 2nd in Nashville! 😍 Can’t wait to see your faces and get talk with y’all about the book and the journey to get here 🥰 There are limited VIP meet & greet packages available-all details at LaurenAkins.com 💛💛 Let me know where you’ll be! See y’all so soon!! 😘
In Live in Love, Lauren shares details about her childhood friendship with her husband, explaining how they reconnected as young adults. She offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of being married to a rising star and the struggle to find her own footing in the frenzy of her husband’s fame. And in heart-wrenching detail, she opens up about her life-changing experiences doing mission work in Haiti, and then in Uganda, where she met the precious baby [Willa Gray] who would become their first daughter a year later. From sharing the romance of their handwritten wedding vows, to the challenges they faced as they adjusted to the reality of becoming first-time parents, Live in Love takes an intimate look at one couple’s life—and opens a window into all of our journeys on the path to self-discovery.
The memoir can be pre-ordered here and is set to be released on May 5th.
Lauren Akins’ LIVE IN LOVE Book Tour
5/2 – Nashville, TN – James K. Polk Theater
5/6 – Southern Pines, NC – Sunrise Theater
5/7 – Atlanta, GA – To Be Announced!
5/8 – Birmingham, AL – Lyric Theatre
5/13 – Louisville, KY – Kentucky Country Day Theater
5/14 – St. Louis, MO – St. Charles City County Library
5/15 – Tulsa, OK – Harvard Avenue Christian Church
5/16 – Waco, TX – Magnolia Market at the Silos
5/16 – Dallas, TX – Dallas Museum of Art’s Arts & Letters Live