Chase Rice and Florida Georgia Line attend the church of good times in their collab, “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.” And with the three friends finding faith around a campfire, its new video brings the track to life.
Directed by TK McKamy and filmed at an old tobacco barn on Rice’s Nashville property, the clip finds Rice and the FGL duo doing exactly what the song says — finding faith on a Friday night, and connecting with life’s bigger picture. It’s a natural feeling setup since Rice, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley first met more than 10 years ago, back before any of them had become country stars, and Rice told CMT Hot 20 Countdown the video shows “me and the boys back doing what we used to do. A lot of what you see, we were just sitting there talking about real life stuff… It’s been a long time coming, but 10 years later here we are.”
The swaying track was written by Rice with Hunter Phelps, Cale Dodds and Corey Crowder, and actually came together before the pandemic. Then it was co-produced with the FGL guys and Crowder, and Rice says it all feels meant to be.
“We actually wrote this song before the pandemic, which is crazy because it’s almost like God was intervening in the song just to say, ‘Hey y’all, get ready. You’re gonna have a lot of time to sit around a fire, drink some beer and hang out with me,’” he explained when the collab first came out. “It’s a special song in that way because it really is a celebration of what 2020 became for us and a lot of other people — slowing down to enjoy these moments with our loved ones and having deeper, more meaningful conversations with each other.”
“Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.” finds Chase Rice continuing a new approach to releasing music. He dropped The Album Part 1 and The Album Part II EPs in 2020, and now expects The Album Part III to arrive sometime this year. The hit maker scored a Platinum certified Number One with 2018’s “Eyes On You,” and followed up with the fan favorite “Lonely If You Are” in 2019. Florida Georgia Line’s current single is the nostalgic “Long Live,” and they also dropped a recent remix with Nelly called “Lil Bit.”