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Rice headlines fall dates

Monday, July 20, 2015 – Chase Rice will launch his own headlining tour, JD and Jesus Tour 2015, starting in October with The Cadillac Three opening select dates.

"When I was playing football in college, I learned the most about my peers - and my competitors - by studying their moves on and off the field," said the North Carolina native. "Inadvertently at first, but now out of this drive to personally be better for our fans, I have been engaging in the same practices I did while in school: observing and performing alongside Chesney and Church, two of my musical heroes, on stage night after night. But in doing so, I have honed my own style, and so when this tour ends, I want to make sure my fans know they need to be ready because we're nowhere near done for the year."

Dates and on-sale information will become available later this week.

The former University of North Carolina football player initially gained attention as the co-writer of "Cruise," the highest-selling country song of all time. He's since released Columbia Nashville/Dack Janiels number one album "Ignite the Night." The current single is "Gonna Wanna Tonight."

Rice will continue on the road with Kenny Chesney through the end of August while playing select solo and festival dates for the rest of the summer.

The Cadillac Three is Jaren Johnston (guitar and lead vocals), Kelby Ray (bass steel guitar, Dobro, acoustic and vocals) and Neil Mason (drums, percussion and vocals) and have made a name for themselves with their energetic live shows. Their sound veers towards rock with a lot of steel guitar from Ray.

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As counterintuitive as it might seem, Chase Rice and the late George Michael have a lot in common. Both were their respective label's golden boy, and when each artist tried to do something different, they fell out of favor. In Rice's case, he sensed the demise of bro country and wanted to shift gears. Columbia Nashville preferred to have him stay the course. Rice said, "I was fed up with trying, whether that was trying to be something I'm not, trying to make music that people »»»
Ignite the Night CD review - Ignite the Night
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. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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