American country music singer and songwriter Chase Rice is one of the most entertaining performers in country music. Chase has appeared on stage and on set. In the summer of 2010, Chase was on Survivor: Nicaragua. The show helped launched Chase into the spotlight. A friend from college was the one who helped him get the application into CBS.
Chase grew up on a farm in North Carolina. He attended UNC (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). He played on UNC’s football team as a linebacker. During his college career he was injured and was unable to pursue a career in the NFL. After college he joined the pit crew for Hendrick Motorsports. He was the rear tire carrier for Ryan Newman’s car. He also worked from Jimmi Johnson. He won two championships on Lowe’s team.
Rice was on the La Flor tribe. The tribe consisted of the youngest contestants. As the show continued the tribes ended up getting blended and Rice ended up on a team with the older contestants. Rice eventually mad it o the finalist round. Rice ended up losing the competition by one vote to Jud Birza.
Rice began learning how to play the guitar while he was in college. His father helped inspire him to not only learn to paly the guitar but learn to sing while playing. Rice released his first album in 2010 called Friday Nights & Sunday Mornings. His 2012 album Dirt Road Communion reached the #48 spot on Billboard Country’s top 100 albums. His album was also number #5 on the iTunes download for that week.