Country News

News > Country News > Chase Rice Credits Parents For Launching His Career

Chase Rice Credits Parents For Launching His Career


(Undated) -- Chase Rice says he has his parents to thank for his music career. The singer tells "Taste Of Country" they literally gave him his start. He says he wanted a particular Martin guitar he couldn't afford, and his dad refused to buy for him. Chase explains that at the time he couldn't play well and wasn't singing at all, so his dad didn't think he was serious about music. But he says they struck a deal -- if Chase gave his parents a living room concert, they would buy him the instrument. Rice admits his performance was far from impressive, but it convinced his dad of his commitment to music. He adds that it's the only time his father ever heard him perform live. Chase lost his dad to cancer a couple of years later.

Rice says that's one reason the release of his new album, "Ignite The Night," is so special to him. The disc arrived on Tuesday, which was his father's birthday. Chase says it's purely coincidental, but since it happened he sees the record as a gift to his dad.

Country News

(Nashville, TN) -- Big & Rich's John Rich says he and Big Kenny Alphin chose something special for the title...
(Undated) -- Blake Shelton is back on NBC's "The Voice," which is starting its seventh season Monday night at 8:00...
(Nashville, TN) -- "Nashville" star Charles Esten admits he's excited about the show's upcoming season three...
(Undated) -- Kacey Musgraves says she had "such a blast" opening shows for Katy Perry this summer. The country...
(Nashville, TN) -- Charlie Daniels is making plans for his next Volunteer Jam. And the singer is using his...