Chase Rice is an American country singer, songwriter, and reality TV star.
He first rose to fame as a leading contestant on the hit reality TV show, Survivor.
He was born September 19, 1985, in Ormond Beach, Florida.
His family moved to Asheville, North Carolina, attending and graduating from AC Reynolds High School.
Rice attended the high-ranking University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a linebacker for the varsity football team.
During his time on the team, he considered a career in professional football but decided against it due to an injury he sustained. Additionally, he spent a lot of his spare time playing the guitar and writing songs for fun.
Upon graduating from University, Chase’s first job was working as a rear tire carrier for the NASCAR’s Hendrick Motorsports pit crew.
Not too long after this stint, he had his first experience with fame as a contestant on a hit American reality TV show.
He auditioned for Survivor: Nicaragua 2010, and to his surprise, he was a chosen cast member for that season.
While he didn’t win the whopping 1 million grand prize, he came in as second runner-up.
When the show wrapped up, and Chase returned home, he knew he had no desire to pursue a traditional life.
Instead, he wanted to focus a career in the public eye as a musician. He already had a catalog of songs that he wrote and wanted to release them in an album.
While this is a longshot for any up-and-coming artist with no ties to the music industry, he strategically used his newfound celebrity status from Survivor as a medium to reach an audience.
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On April 22, 2010, Chase released his first album titled Friday Nights and Sunday Mornings.
It was a thirteen-track album that performed relatively well. While it didn’t peak on any charts, it was the gateway he needed to build his brand as a country singer.
From here, he spent the next year writing and producing more songs.
In March 2011, he released his six extended play (EP) singles under the title Country As Me. Like the first album, it received airplay on various national and international radio stations but did not peak on any charts.
Chase continued persevering, and in April 2012, he released his second studio album titled Dirt Road Communion.
This would be his first big win and something to celebrate. The album peaked at No. 48 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.
Due to this album’s success, Chase was signed to Creative Artists Industry, an American talent and sports agency.
His association with the agency would further expand his network in the country music space and create opportunities to collaborate with other artists.
Swiftly after, Chase was introduced to the duo singers of Florida Georgia Line, an American country band.
Together they went to the studio and co-wrote the song Cruise.
The song was his most significant hit at that point in his career, as it went on to peak at No. 16 on the Billboard Top 100.
When he was through with this project, he spent his time working on the second EP album, and in October 2013, Ready Set Roll was released.
The album was a hit with his audience, getting airplay on all country radio stations.
June 13, 2014, was the day Chase released his third studio album titled Ignite the Night.
The album performed well, but one of the album’s songs, in particular, carried the weight of its success.
The single Ready Set Roll was an instant hit and peaked at No. 100 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 27 on Hot Country Songs.
Chase was on a successful streak with no end in sight. But to his surprise, his first flop was around the corner.
In February 2016, he released the single Whisper, which was intended to be the lead single for his next album.
The song did so poorly that it underperformed in radio station plays and received very little air time.
Despite this hurdle, he released his third studio album titled Everybody We Know Does on June 24, 2016. The album peaked at No. 42, which was not good enough for his record label, so his contract ended in early 2017.
Since Chase was a well-known and established country music star, he didn’t struggle to sign with a new label.
In 2017, he signed with Broken Bow Records, an American record label based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Together they released the song Three Chords and The Truth, which was an instant hit. On May 11, 2018, the single peaked at No. 25 on the Country Airplay charts, a massive win, and Chase’s re-entry into the music scene.
Following the single’s release, on November 17, 2017, Chase released his first album with his new record label titled Lambs and Lions.
The album included the single Eyes on You, which peaked at No. 1 on Country Airplay charts on May 10, 2019. The song secured the No. 1 spot for two consecutive weeks.
Chase maintained his relationship with the singers of Florida Georgia Line, and eventually, they co-write a second single.
In November 2020, they released the single Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.
The song was included in his fifth studio album, The Album, released on May 28, 2021. It was another big win for Chase as it peaked at No. 1 on Country Airplay Charts on August 13, 2021.
Chase Rice – Net Worth
Chase Rise has an estimated net worth of $3 million, tied to his career as a successful country musician.
His wealth is acquired from album sales, concerts, and merchandise sales.
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