Chase Rice started playing guitar his sophomore year of college, and his music career has taken off pretty quickly since then.
Chase says his dad was and always will be his greatest inspiration to write music.
“I was back at home, sitting on the couch playing guitar, and my dad said to me, “Anyone can play guitar, but nobody is really gonna listen until you start singing.” Well, I didn’t start singing right away, but a few months after that conversation I got a call from my mom telling me to come home, my dad had a heart attack. He was taken home to see the Lord that day and my life changed forever. People deal with the loss of a loved one differently, but I dealt with losing my dad by writing a song about everything I was feeling. You can’t sum something like that up in a song, but music quickly became my outlet to express what I was going through. I was sitting in my room one night and began pouring my heart and soul out onto a piece of paper. I wrote a song that night about my dad called “Larger Than Life.” Since then, I have been writing songs about pretty much anything that happens in my life. I don’t just write my own music, I live it. These songs are my life.”
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10 Quick Quirky Questions with Chase Rice Mar 19, 2012
Q. Where is the one place you could spend hours and be happy?
A: Cashiers NC at my parents old lakehouse on Lake Glenville. Forget hours though, put me there for a summer.
Q. Beer or Liquor?
A: Liquor, no doubt.
Q: Last person you talked to on the phone?
A: I hate talking on the phone, but probably my momma.
Q: Favorite TV Show?
A: Friday Night Lights, I want to marry Lyla Garrity.
Q: What is your favorite thing to spend money on?
A: Anything with music, cause it’s gonna make me money back.
Q: If you hadn’t made it as a singer/songwriter, what would you likely be doing for a living?
A: Pit crew for Jimmie Johnson, which was my job before music.
Q: If your life was a song, what would the title be?
A: Jack Daniel’s & Jesus(which is actually a song on my new album)
Q: If you could have any super power what would it be?
Q: Name a song that you wish you had wrote.
A: The Dance by Garth, in my opinion the best song ever written.
Q: What was the last thing that made you laugh?
A:A funny text from my buddy who’s on the road on tour right now. Got it at 4 AM. Can’t say what it was, but damn sounds like he had a funnnnnnn night.