‘Catch of the Day’ – Chase Rice – “Three Chords and the Truth” [AUDIO]
Today we take a look and listen to a singer a songwriter who co-wrote the song that has spent the most weeks at #1 on the Billboard Country charts (or any other chart). His varied resume, which includes playing college football, competing on Survivor: Nicaragra and worked NASCAR pit crews for Ryan Newman and Jimmy Johnson.
To say that Chase Rice has led an interesting and diverse life, would be an understatement. Born in Florida, Rice was raised on farm in Asheville, North Carolina. He was a successful high school athlete, and was awarded a football scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he played linebacker, but an injury injury ended his gridiron career. Rice began playing guitar in college, but as his father told him, "anyone can play guitar, but no one is really gonna listen until you start singing." So Rice started singing.
After college, Rice was hired by Hendricks Motor Sports, and was part of Ryan Newman's Nationwide Series crew. From there, he moved up to Jimmie Johnson's Sprint Series team, where he was part of two championships with the Lowes team.
Next up for Rice was the 21st season of the television competition Survivor in 2010. Through a college friend that worked for CBS, Chase got an audition for Survivor: Nicaragua. He would not only make the program, but would survive the program's
turmoil, twists and turns and back-stabbing to make it to the finals, eventually finishing as the runner-up to champion Jud "Fabio" Birza. On the programs reunion show, Rice would perform his debut single "Buzz Back", which he self-produced and would later appear on his debut album, Friday Nights and Saturday Mornings. The album would also include the song "Larger Than Life", which was the first song Rice ever wrote.
In 2012, Rice would sit down with Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line, Joey Moi and Jesse Rice. The session would produce the song "Cruise" which would appear on FGL's debut album Itz Just What We Do. The song would go on to set a record, spending 24 weeks atop the Billboard Country Digital Streaming and Downloads chart. The song surpassed the record for not only the country charts, but for any chart regardless of genre, passing LeRoy VanDyke's 1961 single "Walk On By" which spent 20 weeks at #1.
In 2013, Rice released his third self-produced, independent label project, an EP entitled Ready, Set, Roll. The project's title track caught fire on satellite radio, quickly spreading to terrestrial radio, with the EP topping the iTunes Country Albums chart. It would lead to the release of the album Ignite the Night, a partnership between Rice's independent Dack Janiels label and Columbia Nashville Records in 2014. The single would sell over a million copies, peaking at #5 on the charts. The follow-up, "Gonna Wanna Tonight" sold over 300,000 copies and peaked at #2.
Rice has a new album, Lambs and Lions, coming out September 29th, and we have the second single from the album in our spotlight today. Brought to you by All American Super Car Wash of Lawton, Chase Rice and "Three Chords and the Truth" is today's Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you'll want to hear it again.
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Today’s Key Word: “TRUTH”