Artist Updates: Jameson Rodgers, Chase Rice, Charley Pride

Jameson Rodgers Launches Grew Up In The Country Tour

Jameson Rodgers. Photo: Emma Golden

Jameson Rodgers launched his headlining Grew Up In The Country Tour on Friday (Feb. 14) in St. Louis, Missouri. He offered his Top 40 debut single “Some Girls,” as well as the fan favorite “Missing One” and more. To celebrate the opening night of the tour, he released the tour’s namesake track “Grew Up In The Country,” which Rodgers co-wrote with Jake Mitchell, Josh Miller and Smith Ahnquist.

Rodgers, who is signed to River House Artists/Columbia Nashville, will continue the tour on Feb. 28 at The Blue Note in Columbia, Missouri.

 

Chase Rice To Open Concert For Garth Brooks On Saturday

Pictured: Garth Brooks, Chase Rice

Chase Rice recently stopped by Garth Brooks‘ “Inside Studio G” to announce that he will be a special guest joining Brooks’ show at Detroit Lions’ Ford Field on Feb. 22. The moment was a full-circle one for Rice, who had previously been surprised during an Entertainment Tonight broadcast during CMA Fest when he was surprised with Brooks as a co-host for the segment. The two had chatted about Rice’s dream of performing at Nissan Stadium one day and Brooks offered a promise: “Let’s do a deal, okay? Let’s say if we ever did play Nissan Stadium, you want to open that show?”

That promise to open a Garth show is happening sooner rather than later, as Brooks invited Rice to open the stadium show in Detroit this weekend.

“Growing up, Garth was it for me,” Rice says. “He was the first concert I ever saw as a kid growing up in North Carolina, and like I told him when he surprised me on set – he’s the reason I play country music today. To open a show for him, let alone in a massive stadium like Ford Field, is an absolute dream come true.”

 

Charley Pride Returns To The Studio

Pictured (L-R): Jim DeBlanc, Eli Beaird, Billy Yates, Scotty Sanders, J.T. Corenflos, Charley Pride, Eddie Bayers, Stuart Duncan and Larry Beaird. Photo: Aaron Beaird

Charley Pride recently returned to Nashville to record his latest as-yet-untitled album, and tapped many Nashville studio veterans in the process to lend their talents to the songs. The album is being produced by Billy Yates.

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