Chase Rice Announces New Single, ‘Ready Set Roll’

SLN Staff Writer • September 12, 2013 - 1:29 pm


Country newcomer Chase Rice has been on the road building a fan base show-by-show, city-by-city since 2012, and now, with the release of his new single “Ready Set Roll,” all his years of hard work are paying off. “Ready Set Roll,” which was written by Rice, Rhett Akins and Chris DeStefano, is the debut release and title track of Rice’s forthcoming EP recorded with producer/engineer Scott Cooke (Jake Owen, Nickelback), DeStefano, and Chad Carlson. Because of the path he’s taken–building his following independently–Rice will release the single and EP, with the single made available for purchase digitally beginning Tuesday, Oct. 8 and the EP available for purchase on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

“We’ve worked really hard on the music and our live show over the last few years, playing a lot of these songs for audiences ranging from 10 to 10,000, so to see a brand new single get this kind of momentum out of the gate from fans requesting it on the radio and at our shows is insane,” shares Rice. “I’m truly blown away at the support and can’t wait to see where our fans take us next!”

Having already sold out multiple venues on his own this year, at capacities of 500 to 1,500 in cities ranging from Auburn and Columbus to Charlotte and Chicago, Rice caught the attention of Live Nation and they tapped him for their “Ones to Watch” tour, aptly titled the Ready Set Roll Tour which kicks-off in Boston, Mass. on Sept. 12 at House of Blues.

Live Nation’s Ones to Watch Presents Chase Rice – Ready Set Roll Tour dates are as follows:

September 12 – House of Blues (with Joe Nichols, Sam Hunt) – Boston, Mass.

September 13 – Cottonstock –Monroe, La.

September 14 – The Blue Note (with Michael Ray) – Columbia, Mo.

September 19 – Brewhouse (with Michael Ray) – Rome, Ga.

September 20 – Peachtree Tavern (with Michael Ray) – Atlanta, Ga.

September 21 – Dallas Bull – Tampa, Fla.

September 26 – The Round Up (with Michael Ray) – Davie, Fla.

September 27 – Gulf Coast Jam (with Michael Ray) – Panama City Beach, Fla.

September 28 – Joyland Nightclub (with Michael Ray) – Bradenton, Fla.

*October 3 – Bogart’s (with Sam Hunt) – Cincinnati, Ohio

*October 4 – The Fillmore Silver Spring (with Sam Hunt) – Washington, D.C.

*October 6 – Paradise Rock Club (with Sam Hunt) –Boston, Mass.

*October 10 – Toby Keith’s: I Love This Bar – Newport News, Va.

*October 11 – Xfinity Live! (with Sam Hunt) – Philadelphia, Pa.

*October 12 – Gramercy Theatre (with Sam Hunt) – New York, N.Y.

*October 17 – House of Blues (with Sam Hunt) – Cleveland, Ohio

*October 18 – Deluxe @ Old National Centre (with Sam Hunt) – Indianapolis, Ind.

*October 19 – St. Andrews Hall (with Sam Hunt) – Detroit, Mich.

*October 20 – House of Blues (with Sam Hunt) –Chicago, Ill.

*October 24 – The Forum Live (with Sam Hunt) – Macomb, Ill.

*October 25 – Midnight Rodeo – Springfield, Mo.

*October 26 – The Varsity Theater (with Sam Hunt) – Minneapolis, Minn.

*November 1 – City Limits Saloon – Raleigh, N.C.

*November 2 – Randolph Macon College – Ashland, Va.

*November 7 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, N.C.

*November 8 – The Fillmore (with Sam Hunt) – Charlotte, N.C.

*November 9 – House of Blues (with Sam Hunt) – Orlando, Fla.

*November 14 – Zydeco (with Chris Lane Band) – Birmingham, Ala.

*November 16 – Brothers Bar (with Chris Lane Band) – Jacksonville, Ala.

*November 21 – House of Blues (with A Thousand Horses) – Houston, Texas

*November 22 – House of Blues (with a Thousand Horses) – New Orleans, La.

*November 23 – House of Blues (with A Thousand Horses) – Dallas, Texas

*November 27 – House of Blues (with A Thousand Horses) – San Diego, Calif.

*November 29 – House of Blues (with A Thousand Horses) – Anaheim, Calif.

*November 30 – House of Blues (with A Thousand Horses) – Los Angeles, Calif.

*December 3 –Toby Keith’s: I Love This Bar – Folsom, Calif.

*December 6 – Toby Keith’s: I Love This Bar – Tucson, Ariz.

*December 13 – Grizzly Rose – Denver, Colo.

VIP tour packages will be available for purchase and include the following: one pre-show meet and greet pass, a “Ready Set Roll” tour t-shirt, collectible VIP laminate, a digital EP download (post-release), and an 8×10 photo of Rice.

For more information on VIP packages on this “one to watch,” visit