Move over, Blake Shelton! Thomas Rhett may not be taking over the slot as People's Sexiest Man Alive (that honor goes to actor Idris Elba), but he has secured the 2018 post as the publication's Sexiest Country Star. And, that seems to be plenty enough of an honor for him, as well as his many fans who undoubtedly agree with the designation.

"Definitely feel like I just won a high school superlative," joked the married father of two, who posed for People in a pensive but conservative shot, garbed in a cardigan sweater and tank top. "Our family group text was hilarious but brutal today."

We can only imagine the playful ribbing the 28-year-old singer endured, given his well-documented history as a down-to-earth regular guy, surrounded by a lighthearted wife (Lauren), two little daughters, and a lot of friends in the Nashville community.

On a serious note, Rhett makes sure to note that he is tuned into his family: "I take pride in trying to understand my wife and my kids, what makes them laugh, what makes them cry, what makes them happy, what makes them sad." (Now, if that isn't enough to secure a swoon-worthy crown in any woman's "sexiest" book, we don't know what is!)

Rhett has had an exciting and busy 2018, havingĀ spent most of the year on the road on hisĀ Life ChangesĀ Tour and opening forĀ Kenny Chesney. Next up is the 2018 Country Music Association Awards on Nov. 14, where he is up for three awards, including Album and Male Vocalist of the Year.

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