CHASE RICE PREMIERES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “THREE CHORDS & THE TRUTH” ON CMT Releases Sophomore Album LAMBS & LIONS on Friday, November 17, Instant Grat Track “Eyes On You” Available Now On a front porch bolstered by cinder blocks and hope, North Carolina native Chase Rice gingerly demonstrated what a D-chord looks like to 8-year-old Nicholas Thompson. With crimped, tiny fingers and intense concentration, Thompson stared up at his musical mentor and smiled. The interaction and the moment of discovery demonstrates the power of music to change lives; a theme which is woven throughout Rice’s latest music video for “Three Chords & The Truth.” “This is the greatest day of my life,” exclaimed Thompson. And you believe it. Rice’s own music journey started with a $150 guitar, a family gift. “That cheap $150 guitar changed my life,” he shares. “There are people who love music and can’t afford a guitar. Music is everything for me. I can’t think of a better gift to give to someone else.” The music video, which was directed by Brian Lazzaro, was shot around Rice’s current coast-to-coast Lambs and Lions Tour, with footage from the road, on the bus, and on stage. “Three Chords & The Truth” captures the power of following a dream to Nashville and name-checks legends including Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, Merle Haggard, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. “I thought, we could do the same old crap that everybody’s doing, that I’ve done before, with this music video or we could do something bigger and more special and hopefully change a kid’s life and his family’s life, and that’s the route I wanted to go,” explains Rice of his decision to stray from the expected formula for the “Three Chords & The Truth” music video. The accompanying narrative explains how access to music can make a difference and follows Rice’s search for a fan to receive a prized guitar, a step up from the one that fueled his musical talent. Rice first met Thompson at a backstage photo op. The boy is struggling to fight hemophilia with injections and frequent trips to see doctors. He finds comfort in a pair of mint green headphones and a country music playlist that includes Rice. Rice has been one of country music’s most exciting figures since arriving in Nashville. He co-wrote Florida Georgia Line’s megahit Diamond certified “Cruise” and his 2014 major label debut album, Ignite the Night, opened at No. 1 and yielded two Top 5 hits with “Ready Set Roll” and “Gonna Wanna Tonight,” in addition to more than 900,000 in album sales. The 32-year-old singer/songwriter has had an eclectic life for inspiration, playing football at the University of North Carolina, serving as a NASCAR pit crew member, even a role on a season of “Survivor,” all before finding success as a singer/songwriter/entertainer. His unrivaled live show has led to numerous sold out tours, a slot performing on Kenny Chesney’s stadium tour stops in 2015, and to ESPN’s Marty Smith noting in that sense, “Rice is Continue reading
To say Chase Rice is ready to release new music is an understatement. Announced just weeks ago, the Tar Heel State native has inked a new label deal with Broken Bow Records, is putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming album, Lambs & Lions, and is now proud to announce its release date — September 29. Adding fuel to the fire he started with the release of his debut album, Ignite the Night, by bringing in producers Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, James Bay, Modest Mouse, Norah Jones), Ross Copperman (Dierks Bentley, Brett Eldredge, Keith Urban) and Mac McAnally (Jimmy Buffett, Sawyer Brown) to join Ignite the Night collaborator Chris DeStefano, Rice is expanding upon the reflective nuances found in his crowd-favorite “Carolina Can” with his sophomore 10-song collection. “Three Chords & The Truth,” available today, serves as the first taste of what’s to come from the music maverick. Written with Ross Copperman, Jon Nite and Rice, “Three Chords & The Truth” came out of one of Rice’s first co-writes after feeling the despair of a second failed single after feeling the success of two prior Top 5’s. “I’m not sure I’ll ever know the full reason why I had to struggle through two failed singles in a row after such an amazing start, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. God had my back the whole time, whether I knew it or not. Out of those failed singles I got ‘Three Chords & The Truth.’ I was fed up with trying; whether that was trying to be something I’m not, trying to make music that people said I should make or trying to make music I felt people wanted to hear. Instead I decided I’m going to make music that I needed to hear. When you go through tough times the truth always has a way of finding its way to you. This song was my truth. It’s the soul of my childhood, the songs that went along with it and the memories associated with those songs. It’s my heart waiting to be heard, and the songs that shaped it, especially in the third chorus,” divulges Rice. It’s Muscle Shoals to rock ‘n’ roll It’s a steel guitar that steals your soul It’s a country song that takes you home again “I’ve mentioned my soul previously. Now more than ever, I believe our soul, spirit and heart are what life’s all about. At times in my life I’ve lived with all three of them completely covered by darkness, then other times completely full of life. I do know that during those darker times there are a lot of things that can pull you out, but music is among the top on that list. A lyric or a melody can hit you the right way at the right time and completely turn your life around. So when I say ‘Steel guitar that steals your soul,’ I’m not throwing that lyric in lightly. No, I mean when a Continue reading
The “dominating” performer and hit singer/songwriter will debut new songs from his forthcoming studio album for fans during a limited series of up-close, intimate shows in March From the moment he first picked up a guitar and started writing songs, Chase Rice knew that live shows would be the keystone of his music career. Having studied the mastery of entertainers like Blink 182, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Eminem and the Foo Fighters as a fan, Rice cut his own teeth as a performer playing every dive bar he could, sometimes playing to just a handful of people. The crowds have steadily grown over time as Rice has honed his craft, demanding as much of his audience as he does of himself and developing a uniquely unvarnished ability to connect with each and every person in the room when he takes the stage. Taste of Country calls Rice “a dominating presence in any room” and AXS notes that “he will have you hooked from the time you walk in the doors to the time you leave.” While his live show has evolved from dive bars and clubs to some of the country’s premiere festivals and stadiums, Rice fiercely guards that close connection with his fans and is revisiting his roots for a limited series of shows – aptly dubbed the “Pub Shows” after Rice’s own traveling backstage hang, “Pub 44” – bringing that intimate vibe to fans at select venues on March 23, 24 and 25. Get tickets to see Chase Rice from our partners at CountryMusicOnTour.com! “We’ve been touring nonstop for the past six years and have had the opportunity to play some of the biggest stages in the country, which has been incredible,” said Rice. “The fans have shown up and been there for us every day since the very beginning, so we wanted to do something for them and give them a different vibe and experience with some of these smaller shows. We’ve poured a lot into this album, and I can’t wait to get out there and share our new songs with fans face-to-face.” With his current single “Everybody We Know Does” climbing at country radio and a new studio album expected out this summer via Columbia Nashville / Dack Janiels Records, Rice is carefully curating a fresh set list for his upcoming live shows centered around the new music and will be giving fans the first listen to new songs starting in March. The inaugural Pub Shows will take place Thursday, March 23 at Brewhouse Music & Grill in Rome, Ga.; Friday, March 24 at Bluewater Bar & Grill in Valdosta, Ga and Saturday, March 25 at Dillinger’s in Americus, Ga. Tickets for the first three Pub Shows are available now. To purchase tickets and get more information on additional tour dates, visit www.chaserice.com or follow on Twitter @ChaseRiceMusic and www.Facebook.com/ChaseRiceMusic.
CHASE RICE RELEASES RALLYING ANTHEM, “EVERYBODY WE KNOW DOES” New single available at digital retailers now; arriving at country radio on June 28 Chase Rice has built his country music career one fan at a time, honing his vigorous live show by playing everywhere from dive bars and fields to amphitheaters and sheds, listening to peoples’ stories and tapping into the common pulse that brings them together night after night: Music. With four headlining tours, opening runs for stadium superstar Kenny Chesney and entertainer Dierks Bentley, a chart-topping album and two Top 5 radio hits ;now under his belt, Rice has ridden the highs and lows right alongside his fans and supporters and harnessed that collective energy in recording music for his forthcoming album. With his new single “Everybody We Know Does,” available at digital retailers today, June 24 and arriving at country radio on Tuesday, June 28, Rice delivers an authentic anthem that reflects the values and lifestyle he shares with his core supporters while also nodding to their diversity. “These last few years have been a whirlwind, being out on the road building our live show and working on new music for the next record. I’ve lived a lot and had some incredible experiences and opportunities, but I’ve also be en spending some time out at my farm, just unplugging for a bit and reflecting on what music means to me and what it means to all of the people who have shown up and supported me over the years,” said Rice. “That’s why this song, ‘Everybody We Know Does,’ is really special to me. We went in and recorded it with some of Nashville’s top studio musicians, so it’s our sound and our lives reflected in this song. It’s who we are, and that’s ultimately what brings us all together.” “Everybody We Know Does” was written by Jeremy Bussey and Travis Denning and is available at all digital retail partners now at http://smarturl.it/everybodyweknowdoes About Chase Rice Within a few short years of moving to Nashville, country music maverick Chase Rice has already built a loyal fan base across the country through his energetic live shows and gained the attention of industry professionals with his edgy, eclectic sound. Rice’s Ignite the Night was released on Columbia Nashville/Dack Janiels Records and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and No. 3 on the all-genre chart. That album produced a pair of Top 5 hits, the Platinum-certified “Ready Set Roll” and “Gonna Wanna Tonight.” After supporting Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Tour 2015, Rice consistently sold out 2,500-3,000 seat venues on his JD and Jesus Tour and recently wrapped his fourth headlining tour, Campus Events Network Presents College Days, Country Nights: The Chase Rice Back to College Tour. His new single, “Everybody We Know Does,” is available at digital retailers now with an impact date at country radio set for July 18, 2016. For more information, visit www.chaserice.com or follow on Twitter @ChaseRiceMusic and www.Facebook.com/ChaseRiceMusic.
The Cadillac Three set to open for Rice on fall headlining tour; special guest Kelsea Ballerini to join Rice for Atlanta show on November 12 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 31, 2015) – Country music maverick Chase Rice has been teasing his widespread fan base with a series of social media posts about his fall headlining tour for weeks, and finally today, July 31, they will have the chance to get their hands on tickets to see the “ferocious” (The Tennessean) performer in his element. Tickets for select dates on the JD and Jesus Tour 2015 will go on sale to the public today starting at 10:00 a.m. local time at www.ChaseRice.com. With major stops that include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Pittsburgh and New York City, the JD and Jesus Tour 2015 is slated for 24 shows and more to be announced in the coming weeks. Rice will be taking Big Machine Records’ raucous Nashville trio The Cadillac Three on the road for most dates, and chart-topping Black River Entertainment artist Kelsea Ballerini will join as a special guest at Rice’s Nov. 12 show in Atlanta. Find out more straight from the source! http://ebmediapr.com/chaserice/938-first-round-of-tickets-for-chase-rices-jd-and-jesus-tour-2015-to-go-on-sale-today-july-31
Kenny Chesney’s stadium tour opener will headline fall run with The Cadillac Three joining as a special guest for select shows NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 24, 2015) – After announcing earlier this week that he will be hitting the road as a headliner this fall on the JD and Jesus Tour 2015, Columbia Nashville recording artist Chase Rice is releasing the first round of dates for the tour today, July 24. Major stops will include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Pittsburgh and New York City, with more markets and on-sale information to be announced in the coming weeks. For his third headlining tour, Rice tapped raucous Nashville trio The Cadillac Three to join as a special guest on select shows. He sold out multiple venues on his 2014 Ignite The Night Tour and led Live Nation’s Ones To Watch: Ready Set Roll Tour in 2013 before his now-Platinum Top 5 single, “Ready Set Roll,” had even hit the mainstream airwaves. Rice’s live show has been hailed as “both never-ending and refreshing” (The Trinity Voice) and critics say he “commands a performance with such force and zeal, that he will have you hooked from the time you walk in the doors to the time you leave” (AXS.com). Having spent the summer taking notes from his musical hero and tourmate Kenny Chesney on The Big Revival Tour, Rice is poised to hit the road this fall with more energy and passion than ever before. Find out more straight from the source! http://ebmediapr.com/chaserice/928-chase-rice-announces-first-round-of-dates-for-upcoming-jd-and-jesus-tour-2015
Pre-sale begins August 13; tickets on sale Friday, August 15 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 11, 2014) – Country music maverick Chase Rice has built his career with high-energy live shows, drawing crowds of thousands every night and growing a diehard fan-base across the nation. With the impending release of his new studio album Ignite the Night on Tuesday, August 19, Rice is moving full-steam ahead with the launch of his Ignite the Night Tour, which will kick off in Denver, Colo. on September 5. A pre-sale for the tour will begin August 13 at www.ChaseRice.com, with tickets officially on sale Friday, August 15. Up-and-coming country music group Old Dominion and singer-songwriter Michael Ray will join Rice as supporting acts for select dates on the tour. Rice also teamed up with Snagajob on its Hourly Gig contest to give aspiring musicians the chance to perform as his opening act at the tour’s inaugural show. A winner for the contest will be announced August 29. Find out more straight from the source! http://ebmediapr.com/chaserice/685-chase-rice-ready-to-rock-fans-with-ignite-the-night-tour-launching-september-5-in-denver-colorado
RPM hired for radio promotion; Sony Music Entertainment’s RED and Thirty Tigers to handle distribution for Rice’s Ready Set Roll NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 28, 2013) – Chase Rice has hired RPM to handle radio promotion for his new EP Ready Set Roll, in addition to employing Sony Music Entertainment’s RED and Thirty Tigers to handle distribution. The digital version of Ready Set Roll was released October 15 on Rice’s own Dack Janiels label in partnership with newly formed T8 Records, a label launched by Triple 8 Management and headed by Bruce Kalmick and George Couri. T8 will handle all label activities in conjunction with RED and Thirty Tigers. “Chase is at the forefront of a new movement in country music, and Triple 8 will continue to provide a welcoming atmosphere for evolution and improvement for our clients,” says Kalmick. “RPM has a tremendous team from top to bottom, given their many years of experience and commitment to servicing our country radio partners. They are some of the best promotion professionals on Music Row. It was a no-brainer to add them to the Chase Rice team.”
Chase Rice‘s six-song digital EP continues to dominate iTunes downloads as No. 1 Digital Country Album NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 23, 2013) – More than one week after its digital release, Chase Rice‘s smashing six-song EP Ready Set Roll remains at the top of iTunes download lists, sitting at No. 1 on the Digital Country Albums chart and maintaining a strong position in the Top 5 Country Albums, Top 10 New Albums and Top 20 Albums of all genres. The physical version of Ready Set Roll has yet to be released, with a highly-anticipated street date of November 26. A stripped, acoustic version of “Jack Daniel’s And Jesus” will be included as a bonus track on the forthcoming physical album. To download Ready Set Roll on iTunes, click here. Rice, who gained recognition as a co-writer of Florida Georgia Line’s summer crossover hit “Cruise,” is also a co-writer on each of the EP’s songs. The album’s lead single “Ready Set Roll” peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes Country Songs chart in both the U.S. and Canada, racking up total sales of more than 48,000 in its first week. Find out more straight from the source! http://ebmediapr.com/chaserice/535-ready-set-roll-still-riding-high-on-the-charts-one-week-after-digital-release
Relative newcomer to the country music scene, Chase Rice is trying his luck in mainstream radio after a proven track record of killing it on his own at live shows. His first radio single “Ready Set Roll” will hit digital retailers Tuesday October 8th with an EP following one week later. While you my not know Rice’s name now, you already know his work. He was a co-writer on the Florida Georgia Line hit “Cruise“. “We’ve worked really hard on the music and our live show over the last few years, playing a lot of these songs for audiences ranging from 10 to 10,000, so to see a brand new single get this kind of momentum out of the gate from fans requesting it on the radio and at our shows is insane,” shares Rice. “I’m truly blown away at the support and can’t wait to see where our fans take us next!” Take a listen and tell us what you think! For more on Chase Rice, follow him on Twitter or facebook, or check out his official site.