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Chase Rice - Virtual Country Concert!

November 13, 2020, 8:00 PM

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Country singer/songwriter Chase Rice will perform a free ‘virtual’ concert and chat with Iowa State University students on Friday, November 13. The 8 p.m. concert and conversation will take place online via Zoom.

North Carolina singer, songwriter Chase Rice has been streamed 1.1-billion times, has 3.4-million listeners on Spotify, and has sold 1.6-million albums to date. His latest releases, The Album, Part I released this past January, and The Album, Part II, his four-song follow-up released in May, contain his most recent singles “Lonely If You Are,” and “Forever To Go.” His previous album, 2017’s Lambs & Lions, featured his double-Platinum hit “Eyes on You,” and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and No. 3 on the all-genre chart. In regards to musical genre Rice has stated, “The lines between genres are getting thinner and thinner—that’s the world we live in,” he says. “So I decided even more not to pander to what anybody wants me to do. The only way to make it successful is to make it true to me.”

Rice is also an accomplished songwriter, having first climbed the charts as a co-writer of Florida Georgia Line’s monster hit “Cruise.” Music wasn’t always Rice’s plan, however, as he had NFL aspirations early on in college playing football at the University of North Carolina. Those dreams were unfortunately sidelined by an injury but, after graduating from UNC, Rice went on to a successful stint on NASCAR pit-crews, including two championships with his team, before switching gears again and competing on the CBS hit show Survivor: Nicaragua.  Through all of that, Rice has said that music was the only constant and has been his main pursuit since.             

Rice has since went on to support nationwide country music tours including Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Tour in 2015 and the Luke Bryan Farm Tour in 2018, amidst also consistently selling out clubs and venues on his own headlining tours over the years. 

The concert and conversation is FREE for Iowa State students, but they must register online at with their ISU Email address in order to receive a link to the virtual event the night of the show.

The event is sponsored by the Iowa State University Student Union Board (SUB), a student-run programming board that organizes cultural, recreational, educational, social, and entertainment activities and events throughout the academic year and funded by students through Student Government.

For more information, visit or call the Student Activities Center at 515.294.8081. 



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