Country singer and songwriter Chase Rice, perhaps most recognized for his assistance in the writing of FGL’s hit “Cruise” and his single “Ready Set Roll”, has been capturing hearts since his debut on the reality TV show “Survivor” and his smooth transition into the world of country music. Rice, while contributing to the creation of many hit tunes, has claimed a few of his own that continue to make their way into the hearts and playlists of country music lovers worldwide!
While much of Rice’s personal life tends to remain behind closed door, it was the loss of his beloved father back in 2008 that has continued to publicly share in light of his frequent, yet entirely understandable, coping struggles.
Rice took to Instagram to upload a heartbreaking photo of himself kneeling beside his father’s grave, captioning the shot “Updated my dad on some things. Was a good day.”
While the death of a parent can be unbearable, Rice has continued to speak highly of his late father, often reminiscing on his father’s influence in his music career, quoting him saying, “Boy, anyone can play guitar, but no one is gonna really listen to you until you start singing.”
And that he did! Rice has established an impressive name for himself in the country music industry, an accomplishment that his father would no doubt be incredibly proud of. As Rice brings his father up to speed on the newest opportunities and barriers he has conquered, our hearts still break for the boy who lost his biggest fan.
In his previous release “Carolina Can”, Rice describes the small town that made him the man he is today, paying a respectful reference to his father’s grave in the lyrics,
“A tombstone with my daddy’s name
Now the six string dream on a crazy course
Has got my compass losing North.”
You can take a listen to the humble tune below.