Can You Read Thomas Rhett’s Poker Face?

Singer-Songwriter Admits He's Not One to Hide His Emotions

“If I’m mad, you’re gonna know it,” Thomas Rhett admits. “If I’m happy, you’re gonna know it. If I have a problem with you, you’re gonna know it.”

Apparently, you can read Rhett’s “poker face” because he doesn’t have much of one.

And he has his mother to thank for this trait. It’s a quality he says he definitely inherited from her, although he also acknowledges it’s one he wishes he didn’t possess.

“That’s how my mom has always been, and it’s a trait I wish I did not have,” he said. “I wish I had more of a poker face about life.”

I disagree. True, it would probably be nice in an uncomfortable situation to be able to disguise those occasional feelings of disdain or anger and prevent them from lighting up your forehead like a movie marquee. But I think one of the things most endearing about a person is their tendency to wear their heart on their sleeve and their inability to hide their feelings. No doubt, it would force you to be a great communicator. And aren’t great artists supposed to be a little on the sensitive side?

His mom does have one quality he wishes he could emulate.

“She’s a saint,” he said. “She would never hurt a fly, and she raised me right. … I love my mom. She’s been a really great influence in my life.”

And there’s no doubt she loves her baby boy and is certainly proud of him, as well. With smash singles, a hit debut album and opening spots on some of country music’s hottest tours, he’s also scored two nominations at the 2014 CMT Music Awards — video of the year and breakthrough video of the year for “It Goes Like This.”

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.