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Rice starts with a "Whisper"

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 – Chase Rice, nominated last week for Academy of Country Music New Male Vocalist of the Year, released a new single, "Whisper."

The song goes for adds at country radio on Feb. 29. The dubstep-infused tune is the first sampling from Rice's new album, an as-yet-untitled follow-up to his chart-topping debut "Ignite the Night," expected later this year via Columbia Nashville / Dack Janiels Records.

"Ignite the Night was great for us, and it opened a lot of doors both creatively and professionally," said Rice. "This new album is still going to have some of those songs, songs that make people want to get up and dance and party at a show, but it also takes fans on our journey with us and has a lot more depth musically because of what I see our fans craving online and at our shows."

"Personally, I believe my writing has evolved since we put out the last album and it's been a hell of a ride so far, so this one will have a more mature sound to it. 'Whisper' is an example of that, having some of those different production elements that push the music beyond where we've been before."

Rice re-teamed with Chris DeStefano and Jon Nite to write "Whisper." The trio also wrote "50 Shades of Crazy" and "Beach Town" on the debut. DeStefano helped write Rice's hit "Ready Set Roll" and Nite sharing ink on its follow-up Top 5 smash, "Gonna Wanna Tonight." DeStefano also produced Ignite the Night and is a co-producer on "Whisper" with Rice.

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Chase Rice lets listeners know exactly what to expect on his debut right from the opening sounds of first single and opener, the hit "Ready Set Roll." Electronic beats and a robotic voice start off a bro country track with plenty of hip hop flourishes and simplistic lyrics like "ready set let's ride, get your little fine ass on the step, shimmy up inside." Rice was a co-writer on Florida Georgia Line's smash hit "Cruise," which is also a fine indicator of »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
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