– Does not include ticket to the show!
North Carolina-raised Chase Rice grew up listening to Garth Brooks and the other country singers who reshuffled and updated country music into something closer in line with pop in the 1990s, although he put much more of his time and energy into sports, playing linebacker on the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill football team when he attended college. An injury sidelined his football career, and it was then that Rice finally picked up a guitar, learned to play it, and began writing songs. After graduating from college, Rice took a job as part of the NASCAR Hendrick Motorsports pit crew, playing out in the bars of Charlotte in the evenings where and whenever he could, flying to Nashville on the weekends to take part in songwriter nights. He first came into the public’s eye when he was a contestant on the TV show Survivor: Nicaragua, eventually finishing second in the running. He released a six-song EP, Country as Me, in 2011, following it up with the full-length Dirt Road Communion a year later in 2012.