Hit singer/songwriter lands at new label home as he prepares to release new music to fans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Chase Rice
has quickly gained a reputation as a bit of an outsider with a wide
independent streak in the country music world. Now, as initially
reported by Rolling Stone’s Marissa Moss, he’s joining a record label that sees his point of view, inking a new deal with BBR Music Group/BMG,
and that means new music for fans, and soon.  Rice has been assigned to
the Broken Bow Records imprint, where he joins labelmates Jason Aldean
and Dustin Lynch.

Rice joined BBR executives at their Music Row offices for the signing (see this week’s episode of CR24/7 here).
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to join the BBR family,” Rice said.
“I knew from the moment we began talking that the people here understand
where I’m coming from, and I can’t wait to share all the new songs
we’re about to make together. In fact, we’re so excited, we promise
we’ll have new music for you within a month.”

Rice has been one of country music’s most exciting figures since
arriving in Nashville. He co-wrote Florida Georgia Line’s megahit
Diamond certified “Cruise” and his 2014 major label debut album, Ignite the Night,
opened at No. 1 and yielded two Top 5 hits with “Ready Set Roll” and
“Gonna Wanna Tonight,” in addition to over 900,000 in album sales. Rice
initially released “Ready Set Roll” through his own Dack Janiels label
and later partnered with Columbia Nashville for a wider release, though
he never gave up control of his music to sign a long-term deal.

He selected BBR because of the label’s proven track record of fostering
an independent spirit while still helping deliver hits for its acts. BBR
is the home to country music outliers like Aldean, Lynch, Randy Houser,
and Granger Smith, all artists who began as independents and continue
to chart their own paths with millions of songs and albums sold.

“Chase has a track record of connecting with fans whether it is socials,
concert tickets, singles, or album sales,” said Jon Loba, EVP BBR Music
Group. “He knows himself and his audience and has formed a rabid
following. We are so excited to have him join our family and can’t wait
for everyone to hear some incredible new music.”

The 31-year-old singer-songwriter has had an eclectic life, playing
football at the University of North Carolina, serving as a NASCAR pit
crew member, even a role on a season of Survivor, all before
finding success as a singer/songwriter/entertainer. His unrivaled live
show has led to numerous sold out tours, a slot performing on Kenny
Chesney’s stadium tour stops in 2015, and to ESPN’s Marty Smith noting in that sense, “Rice is an anomaly.”

Rice wrapped a highly successful run of pub dates earlier this year and
is playing select shows and festivals throughout the summer. For news
and upcoming tour dates, visit or follow on Twitter @ChaseRiceMusic and

About BBR Music Group
Founded in 1997, BBR Music Group quickly grew from a fledgling
independent label into one of the largest independent Country label
groups in the U.S. with Broken Bow Records, Stoney Creek Records, Red
Bow Records and Wheelhouse Records under its group umbrella. Broken Bow
Records, BBR Music Group’s original imprint, features a roster of
talented artists including the RIAA’s Number One digital selling male
Country artist of all time and 2016 ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason
Aldean and chart-topper Dustin Lynch. Stoney Creek Records boasts a
roster which includes two-time ACM and CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” and
Grammy nominees Thompson Square; chart-toppers Randy Houser and
Parmalee, CMT’s Next Women of Country Lindsay Ell and newcomer Adam
Craig. Red Bow Records’ artist roster includes four-time Grammy nominee
Joe Nichols, hit-maker Craig Campbell and hot Country newcomers Chase
Bryant and Brooke Eden. Wheelhouse Records is BBR Music Group’s newest
imprint, anchored by multi-media superstar Trace Adkins, chart-toppers
Granger Smith and Kristian Bush, as well as buzz acts Runaway June and
Walker McGuire.

January 2017, BBR Music Group was acquired by BMG, the new model music
company founded by Bertelsmann in 2008. BMG’s 14 offices across 12 core
music markets now represent over 2.5m songs and recordings, including
the catalogues of Chrysalis, Bug, Virgin, Mute, Sanctuary, Primary Wave
and Talpa Music, as well as literally thousands of artists and
songwriters attracted by its fresh approach. 

Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

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