Chase Rice

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Chase Rice
Born (1985-09-19) September 19, 1985 (age 29)
Origin Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2010–present
Labels Dack Janiels/Columbia Nashville
Associated acts Florida Georgia Line

Chase Rice (born September 19, 1985) is an American country singer and songwriter. 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", the gold single. On August 27, 2014 Ignite The Night debuted at #1 on Billboard Top Country Albums. [1]

He was a contestant on Survivor: Nicaragua, where he was the runner-up to Jud "Fabio" Birza.

Early life and education, and early career[edit]

Born in Florida, Chase Rice was raised on a farm in Asheville, North Carolina. He attended AC Reynolds High School[2] and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a linebacker on the football team.[3]

After graduating from UNC, he was selected to join the Hendrick Motorsports pit crew as the rear tire carrier for Ryan Newman’s Nationwide series car. He also worked on Jimmie Johnson's Cup car and won two championships with the Lowe's team.[2][4]

Survivor: Nicaragua[edit]

Rice was selected as a castmember of Survivor: Nicaragua. He said that he was able to get his application into CBS through a college friend who had a connection with the network.[5] On the nationally televised reunion show, he played his single "Buzz Back".[6] Although he received national media attention on the show, he says that reality show stardom did not help propel his country music career; instead, he cited it as an important life event that was more valuable than money and that put his life in perspective.

Country music career[edit]

Rice began playing guitar in college. He cites his father as the inspiration for his country career, recalling his father saying "boy anyone can play guitar, but no one is gonna really listen to you until you start singing."[4] He models his albums after his live show and is building his career through the performance aspect.[3] His first studio album, “Friday Nights & Sunday Mornings”, did not have a definite date of release, but it is believed to have been released sometime in 2010. This 13 track album includes Rice's first song he ever wrote/recorded, “Larger Than Life”, 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". 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. [3]

In July 2012, he signed with Creative Artists Agency.[7] He was a co-writer of Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise", which topped Billboard Hot Country Songs.[8]

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.[9] The next day, the video debuted on VEVO. He partnered with Columbia Records for distribution of "Ready Set Roll" in March 2014.[10]

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 includes the Gold-certified single, "Ready Set Roll".

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
[11]
US
[12]
US
Heat

[13]
US
Indie

[14]
CAN
[15]
Country as Me
  • Release date: March 8, 2011
  • Label: Artist Revolution
Dirt Road Communion
  • Release date: March 20, 2012
  • Label: Dack Janiels Records
48 15
Ignite the Night 1 3 1 7

US: 148,400[17]

"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country
[11]
US
[12]
US
Indie

[14]
CAN
[15]
Ready Set Roll
  • Release date: October 15, 2013
  • Label: Dack Janiels Records
4 16 2 23

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Sales Album
US Hot Country
[18]
US Country Airplay
[19]
US
[20]
CAN Country
[21]
CAN
[22]
2011 "Buzz Back" Country as Me
2013 "How She Rolls" 55 Ready Set Roll
"Ready Set Roll" 5 5 54 29 40 Ignite the Night
2014 "Gonna Wanna Tonight"A 34 49
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • ACurrent Single. [25]

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
US Hot Country
2014 "The High Life" Colt Ford 38 Thanks for Listening

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Hot Country
[18]
CAN
[22]
2014 "We Goin' Out" 36 Ignite the Night
"Do It Like This" 40
"Beer with the Boys" 90
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2014 "Ready Set Roll"[26] Jeff Ray
"The High Life" (with Colt Ford)[27] Scott Hansen
2015 "Gonna Wanna Tonight"[28] Jeff Venable

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chase Rice". Billboard. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Chase Rice Biography". Artists. Great American Country. 
  3. ^ a b c Dauphin, Chuck (16 May 2012). "Spotlight: Ex-'Survivor' Star Chase Rice Debuts Big With 'Dirt Road Communion'". Billboard. 
  4. ^ a b "Chase Rice". Hill Country. 
  5. ^ "Exclusive: 'Survivor: Nicaragua' runner-up Chase Rice talks". Reality TV World. 22 December 2012. 
  6. ^ Wilkening, Matthew. "‘Survivor’ Finalist Chase Rice Debuts Country Song on Season Finale". Taste of Country. 
  7. ^ "Indie artist Chase Rice Signs with CAA". Nashvill Country Club. 19 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Chase Rice ‘Cruise’s with Florida Georgia Line to Platinum Success and a #1 Single". Got Country Online. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  9. ^ http://chaserice.com/103-official-ready-set-roll-music-video-premieres-on-cmt
  10. ^ "Columbia Nashville Inks Strategic Partnership With Chase Rice". MusicRow - Nashville's Music Industry Publication - News, Songs From Music City. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Chase Rice – Chart history – Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Chase Rice – Chart history – Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Chase Rice – Chart history – Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "Chase Rice – Chart history – Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  15. ^ a b "Chase Rice – Chart history – Canadian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Amazon.com: Ignite the Night: Music". Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  17. ^ Matt Bjorke (January 8, 2015). "Country Album Chart Report For January 8, 2015". Roughstock.  Sales given > here
  18. ^ a b "Chase Rice – Chart history – Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Chase Rice – Chart history – Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Chase Rice – Chart history – Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Chase Rice – Chart history – Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  22. ^ a b "Chase Rice – Chart history – Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  23. ^ "American singles certifications – Chase Rice – Ready Set Roll". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select ', then click SEARCH
  24. ^ Matt Bjorke (November 12, 2014). "Country Music’s Top 30 Digital Singles: November 12, 2014". Roughstock.  sales figure given here
  25. ^ "R&R :: Going For Adds :: Country". Radio & Records. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  26. ^ "CMT : Videos : chase rice : Ready Set Roll". Country Music Television. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  27. ^ White, Tom (May 7, 2014). "The High Life | Colt Ford". Channel 757. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Country Music “Renaissance Man” Chase Rice Reveals Seductive Side In New Music Video For “Gonna Wanna Tonight”". EB Media. January 20, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 

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