Chart-topping singer/songwriter Chase Rice released his new album I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell, today (February 10).
Already being praised as his best work to date, it was born out of the recent time away from the roar of sold-out crowds. The project is the result of Rice’s realisation that despite career milestones including RIAA Diamond certification as a songwriter, numerous multi-Platinum hits and three No. 1s at Country radio to his name, he still had more to offer creatively – both to fans and to himself.
“People always say that Nashville is a 10-year town; that it usually takes 10 years of grinding to finally reach that moment of breakthrough success,” reflects Rice, “For me, though, I was part of a group of songwriters that found lightning in a bottle immediately when I moved to town. It was a wild ride that I hung onto and tried to replicate as much as I could. What I’ve realized, though, is that I never identified who I am as my own artist. Now, a decade later, I know that my 10 years in this town were all about discovering my true self and getting to this point of releasing an album that I can honestly say reflects the man I want to be from start to finish.”
Offering 13 tracks, all of which feature Rice as a songwriter (including three solo writes), I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell showcases a raw, passionate side of the man praised by Sports Illustrated for “his wild ride to redemption” and honours his late father, Daniel Rice, with its cover art.
“My dad was one of those good guys you read about – tough, hardworking, always helping other people out,” Rice notes of the man gracing the album cover. “I try to live my life in a way that would make him proud. I haven’t always measured up to that, but I get closer to that man I want to be and the man he’d be proud of every single day.
“Making this album was a big step towards that musically, too,” he continues. “Not only is it the most vulnerable I’ve ever been, it’s also something he’d enjoy listening to and is full of stories I wish I could tell him. I’ve always wanted to honor him by using this photo as an album cover, and I know this project is the one that deserves that.”
Soon, fans will get to hear the new music live on Rice’s Way Down Yonder Tour, set to visit iconic venues such as Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Boston’s House of Blues and Athens’ Georgia Theatre beginning March 3.
Watch out for an album review coming soon from Six Shooter Country.
I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell Track List:
Produced by Oscar Charles, Songwriters in Parentheses
- Walk That Easy
(Chase Rice, William Reames, Barton Davies, Jonathan Sherwood, Oscar Charles)
- All Dogs Go To Hell
(Chase Rice, Joshua Miller, John Byron)
- Way Down Yonder
(Chase Rice, Hunter Phelps, John Byron, Blake Pendergrass, Corey Crowder)
- Key West & Colorado
(Chase Rice, Brian Kelley, Corey Crowder, Blake Pendergrass, John Byron, Hunter Phelps)
- Bench Seat
- Life Part Of Livin’
- Bad Day To Be A Cold Beer
(Chase Rice, Blake Pendergrass, John Byron, Justin Thomas)
- Oklahoma feat. Read Southall Band
(Chase Rice, William Reames, Barton Davies, Jonathan Sherwood, Oscar Charles, Read Southall)
- I Walk Alone
(Chase Rice, Jaxson Free, Josh Hoge)
- Sorry Momma
(Chase Rice, Hunter Phelps, Ben Johnson)
- If I Were Rock & Roll (Album Version)
- Goodnight Nancy feat. Boy Named Banjo
(Chase Rice, Oscar Charles, Barton Davies, William Reames, Jonathan Sherwood)
- I Hate Cowboys
(Chase Rice, Michael Hardy, Ross Copperman, Brad Tursi)