Thursday, Aug 20, 2020 7:00 PM
Rich Theater at Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and CDC recommendations, we are postponing Lauren Akins’ LIVE IN LOVE book tour event at the Woodruff Arts Center's Rich Theatre on May 7. The new date is Thursday, August 20, at 7 p.m. and your ticket will be honored.
In her refreshing and inspiring new memoir, the wife of country music star Thomas Rhett, Lauren Akins, shows what it’s really like to be “the perfect couple” fans imagine, and reveals what it actually takes to live in love, stay in love, and grow together.
Akins will join us at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Rich Theater on Thursday, August 20, at 7 PM.
VIP Packages for our Lauren Akins Meet & Greet will be available for an additional $75. All net proceeds will benefit Love One International and include:
-One (1) premium ticket for seating in the VIP section in the first 5 rows of the theater;
-One (1) pre-signed copy of “Live In Love” with the opportunity to have it personalized during your meet & greet with Lauren;
-Meet & greet and photo opportunity with Lauren Akins;
About the Book
When country music star Thomas Rhett won the ACM Award for Single of the Year with “Die a Happy Man,” his wife, Lauren Akins, 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 Akins 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 role of one of America’s sweethearts. Revered by fans for her down-to-earth ease and charm, her commitment to humanitarian work, and the pure love she exudes for her family, Lauren has never 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—until now.
In “Live in Love,” Lauren shares details about her childhood friendship with Thomas Rhett, explaining how they reconnected as young adults. She offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of being married to her best friend, who just happens to be a music 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 who would become their first daughter. 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.
“Live in Love” is a deeply personal memoir that offers inspiring guidance for anyone looking to keep romance alive, balance children and marriage, express true faith, and live a life of purpose.
About the Authors
Lauren Akins is a devoted mother, wife, and philanthropist who live in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, country superstar Thomas Rhett, and their three little girls, Willa Gray, Ada James, and Lennon. Lauren has worked as a missionary nurse for years and is enthusiastically continuing to support children in Uganda through her efforts with Love One International.
Mark Dagostino is a multiple New York Times bestselling co-author who is dedicated to writing books that inspire and uplift.