Thomas Rhett learned a thing or two about brutal winter cold. He rang in the new year in Minnesota of all places and boy, it was cold.

You may be wondering why the country star was in Minnesota for the new year. He was in town for a bunch of different events, including a special show at the Xcel Energy Center on New Year's Eve.

He announced the show in early November. Newcomer Conner Smith and Cole Swindell opened the show and there was even a special countdown at midnight. It was an awesome show.

The following day, he had yet another performance as part of the NHL Winter Classic that took place at Target Field. Sadly for him, that performance happened to be outside and not indoors like the show at the Xcel. Ha!

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First and foremost, the show at the Xcel was amazing! I was there to ring in the new year and I can truly say Thomas Rhett is one of the best entertainers I have seen live. He absolutely killed it and spilled some tea while he was in town as well.

He said that Minnesota is his very favorite place to play a show. While he may have felt obligated to say that, I am still going to take it and run! He said the crowds in Minnesota are always amazing and loud and New Year's was no exception.

He also shared that he has a new song coming out with Riley Green in about a month. It is called "Half Of Me" and I thought it was a love song. However, it is actually a drinking song. When it got close to midnight, he started counting down and his wife and two of his daughters joined him on stage. It was an awesome treat!

Of course, he also mentioned how cold it was a few times. We don't blame him! He also shared some fun photos from the show after the fact, thanking Minnesotans for always showing him a good time.

The next day, he had another performance, as mentioned earlier. This wasn't just any performance, as it was part of the NHL Winter Classic. Not only did he perform outside in the cold, but by doing so he made history!

While I can not confirm this statistic myself, he shared it so that means he likely was told by some officials that it is true: it was the coldest hockey game in NHL history and he performed at it!

Therefore, it looks like he is going down in the record books as having performed at the historic game! This isn't something that would be fun at the time but now that he survived the cold, he deserves to brag about it.

I am sure he is still warming up somewhere a bit more tropical than Minnesota. Ha! By the way, if you have post-concert sadness like me, you can cheer yourself up by thinking of all the other amazing concerts coming to Minnesota this year.

Thankfully for you, we keep track of all of the concerts coming to Minnesota and beyond with our concert calendar. Future concerts include Kane Brown, Russell Dickerson and Kenny Chesney, just to name a few. Jake Owen will also be in our neck of the woods this summer. There are lots of concerts to look forward to!

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