Country singer-songwriter Chase Rice has earned the accolade of a gold single with the success of his co-write on new country duo Florida Georgia Line’s (FGL) hit single, “Cruise.” The song was penned by Chase and his talented circle of fellow singer songwriters Jesse Rice, FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, and FGL producer Joey Moi. (pictured [l-r] FGL's Tyler Hubbard, Chase Rice & FGL's Brian Kelley). The RIAA certification of a gold single requires sales of 500,000 units.
“Cruise” continues to see heightened success on the charts, currently climbing at #19 on the Billboard Hot Country Chart and #5 on Billboard Country Digital Charts. It has also received praise from some of country’s top acts on Twitter, such as Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, and Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, who recently tweeted the duo to say, “Confession: Fave new guilty pleasure on country radio: @FLAGALine “Cruise”.I dance. Big, ole belly and all. If u like country, check it out.”
Chase released his independent debut album Dirt Road Communion in March 2012, peaking at #6 on the Country iTunes chart and punching through at #48 on the Billboard Top Country Album Chart. The album features strong rooted contemporary country songs that invoke a good times spirit like the lead single “How She Rolls,” alongside “Pop a Top” and “Whoa,” but you’ll also find personal and insightful examinations of his darker side on “Jack Daniel’s & Jesus” and “Room 205.” Chase moved to Music City shortly after coming in runner-up on the hit TV series CBS Survivor: Nicaragua. Before his bold move to Nashville, Chase was a star on the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill football team. He’d trade in his Carolina blue to suit up for Hendrick Motorsports after college where he served on the pit crew for Ryan Newman and Jimmie Johnson. Since the move, this North Carolina reared performer has been running at full throttle developing a grass roots connection to his ever expanding fan base. This CAA booked artist has hit stages throughout 2012 with Willie Nelson, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Kip Moore and Joe Nichols with a fall line-up of dates including bills with Love & Theft and Phil Vassar.