With "Don't Get Me Started," Akins topped Hot Country Songs as an artist ahead of a haul of leaders as a writer for other acts, including son Thomas Rhett.
On Aug. 3, 1996, Rhett Akins' "Don't Get Me Started" topped Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. The single, which he wrote with Sam Hogin and Mark D. Sanders, became his lone leader and second of two top 10s as a recording artist, after "That Ain't My Truck" rolled to No. 3 in 1995.
Born Thomas Rhett Akins in Valdosta, Ga., he studied business and played football at the University of Georgia. Before graduating, he moved to Nashville and performed at the Opryland theme park prior to signing with Decca Records as an artist in the mid-1990s.