Chase Rice is an American country music singer, songwriter, and reality television personality. He co-wrote the single "Cruise" performed by Florida Georgia Line. He released the EP Ready Set Roll, featuring the single "Ready Set Roll", on October 15, 2013.
The full-length album Ignite the Night was released on August 19, 2014, and includes "Ready Set Roll". On August 27, 2014, Ignite The Night debuted at #1 on Billboard Top Country Albums. He first came to prominence in 2010, when he was a contestant on Survivor: Nicaragua, where he was the runner-up to Jud "Fabio" Birza.
Chase Rice began playing guitar in college. He cites his father as the inspiration for his career, recalling his father saying "boy anyone can play guitar, but no one is gonna really listen to you until you start singing.
" He models his albums after his live show and is building his career through the performance aspect. His first studio album, Friday Nights & Sunday Mornings, was released on April 22, 2010. This 13-track album includes the first song he ever wrote/recorded, â€œLarger Than Lifeâ€, which is about the passing of his father.
In March 2011, he released Country as Me, a 6-track EP featuring his single "Buzz Back". He has received air play as a "Highway Find" on satellite radio channel The Highway (Sirius XM). In April 2012, his Dirt Road Communion debuted as #48 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and was the #6 download on iTunes for the week.
In July 2012, he signed with Creative Artists Agency. He was a co-writer of Florida Georgia Line"s "Cruise", which topped Billboard Hot Country Songs.In October 2013, he released Ready Set Roll, a 6-song EP including the title track.
Ready Set Roll peaked at #1 on the iTunes Country album chart. The physical version of the album was released in November 2013 and included the bonus song "Jack Daniel"s and Jesus". On January 29, 2014, the official "Ready Set Roll" music video premiered exclusively on CMT.
The next day, the video debuted on VEVO. He partnered with Columbia Records for distribution of "Ready Set Roll" in March 2014. On June 30, 2014, Rice released the album cover, release date, and album sequence for Ignite the Night.
The full-length album was released on August 19, 2014, and included the Platinum-certified single, "Ready Set Roll". In February 2016, Rice released "Whisper", the lead single from his upcoming album.
The song failed to gain any traction on radio, peaking at #56 on the week of April 23, 2016, after just 3 weeks of being on the Country Airplay chart. It is currently Rice"s lowest peaking single to date, only behind How She Rolls which peaked at #55 in 2013.
"Everybody We Know Does" was sent to country radio on June 24, 2016. Rice left Columbia in 2017 and signed to Broken Bow Records the same year. The lead single from Riceâ€™s first album with BBR, â€œThree Chords & The Truthâ€ was sent to country radio.
Lambs & Lions will be Riceâ€™s first album on Broken Bow Records/BMG and will also be the first album released by BBR since the BMG takeover. Lambs & Lions came out on November 17, 2017.
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