|Born||September 19, 1986|
|Origin||Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Associated acts||Florida Georgia Line|
Chase Rice (born September 19, 1986) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Rice has released two albums, Country as Me and Dirt Road Communion, and co-wrote the number one single performed by Florida Georgia Line, "Cruise". He released his second 6 song EP, titled "Ready Set Roll", featuring the single "Ready Set Roll" on Oct 15, 2013.
He was a contestant on Survivor: Nicaragua, where he placed second.
Early life and education, and early career
Born in Florida, Chase Rice was raised on a farm in Asheville, North Carolina. He attended AC Reynolds High School.  Rice attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a linebacker on the football team.
After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rice 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.
Rice was selected as a castmember of Survivor: Nicaragua. Rice said that he was able to get his application into CBS through a college friend who had a connection with the network. After the season, Rice played his single "Buzz Back" on the nationally televised reunion show. Although Rice received national media attention on the show, he says that his reality show stardom did not help him propel his country music career; instead, he cited that as an important life event that is more valuable than money and put his life in perspective.
Country music career
Rice began playing guitar in college. Rice cites his father as the inspiration for his country career, recalling his father telling him "boy anyone can play guitar, but no one is gonna really listen to you until you start singing." Rice says that he models his albums after his live shows, and is building his career through the performance aspect. In March 2011, Rice released Country as Me, a 6 track EP featuring his single "Buzz Back". In April 2012, Rice's Dirt Road Communion debuted as number 48 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and was the number 6 download on iTunes for the week. 
In October 15, 2013, Rice released Ready Set Roll, a 6 song EP including the title track. Ready Set Roll peaked #1 on the iTunes Country album chart. The physical version of the album was released November 26, 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 went worldwide on VEVO.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart
|Country as Me||
|Dirt Road Communion||
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Ready Set Roll||
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Sales||Album|
|US Country Airplay
|2011||"Buzz Back"||—||—||—||—||Country as Me|
|2013||"How She Rolls"||—||55||—||—||Ready Set Roll|
|"Ready Set Roll"A||27||41||100||40||
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
- ACurrent single.
|2014||"Ready Set Roll"||Jeff Ray|
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