In Chase Rice’s 31 years on this planet, he’s had a few different incarnations, especially in the last 10 years. From college football player at the University of North Carolina and NASCAR pit crew member to Survivor contestant and country artist, Chase has had his thumb in a lot of different pies over the last decade.
As Chase gears up for the release of his upcoming fourth studio album, tentatively slated to drop this summer, we decided to put the North Carolina native in the hot seat to ask him to name five songs that influenced his music career. Check out what he had to say.
5. “Anything But Mine” by Kenny Chesney.
“It takes me back to summertime.”
4. “Those I’ve Loved” by Eric Church
“It wasn’t a single, but it was his ‘Carolina Can,’ a song with a very personal viewpoint.”
3. “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show
“We jammed out to it in college and would crank it up before going out.”
2. “Ready Set Roll” by Chase Rice
“That song literally allowed me to have a career.”
1. “The Dance” by Garth Brooks.
“That’s my number one song, period.”