Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Chase Rice will release a new album, I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell, on Feb. 10, 2023.
The 13-track project finds Rice returning to his roots, both personally and musically, with songs that range from emotional reckoning to admiration of the western way of life. Its track list includes recent releases “Key West & Colorado” and “Way Down Yonder,” plus a reimagined album version of “If I Were Rock & Roll.”
The album follows Rice’s three-part project, The Album, featuring his latest Platinum-certified No. 1 hit, “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen. (feat. Florida Georgia Line)” and his Platinum-certified top 10 hit “Lonely If You Are.”
Rice is so proud of this new body of work that he is honoring his late father, Daniel Rice, with its cover art.
He tells MusicRow, “Today would have been my parents’ 43rd wedding anniversary, and I can’t think of a better way to honor them than with a collection of songs that finally shows the world who I really am; who they raised me to be. If I’m gonna put my dad on the cover of an album, it has to be something he’d be proud of… He’d be proud of this one.
“My dad was one of those good guys you read about – tough, hardworking, always helping other people out,” Rice shares. “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 a sound he’d enjoy listening to. 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. I can’t wait for y’all to hear it.”
Instead of taking the traditional route when writing for I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell, Rice built the track list with a handful of solo sessions as well as writes from trips with friends. He took the same approach into the recording process with producer Oscar Charles, forgoing a traditional studio and recording in Rice’s home. The singer who has become known for the pop-country sounds of “Eyes On You,” “Ready Set Roll,” and “Gonna Wanna Tonight” brought in a live band with no click track to capture a more rugged, authentic sound for this project.
“‘What can I put out that makes me come to life?’,” he explained to PopCulture of the writing and recording process. “Because if I come to life when I’m on the stage and up there singing songs that I’m passionate about and love, man, people are gonna love them that much more… I’m at the place in my life now where I just want people to know who I really am as opposed to who they think I am. I think this record’s a good start.”
Rice’s I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell is available for pre-order/pre-save here.
I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell Track List:
1. “Walk That Easy” (Chase Rice, William Reames, Barton Davies, Jonathan Sherwood, Oscar Charles)
2. “All Dogs Go To Hell” (Chase Rice, Joshua Miller, John Byron)
3. “Way Down Yonder” (Chase Rice, Hunter Phelps, John Byron, Blake Pendergrass, Corey Crowder)
4. “Key West & Colorado” (Chase Rice, Brian Kelley, Corey Crowder, Blake Pendergrass, John Byron, Hunter Phelps)
5. “Bench Seat” (Chase Rice)
6. “Life Part Of Livin’” (Chase Rice)
7. “Bad Day To Be A Cold Beer” (Chase Rice, Blake Pendergrass, John Byron, Justin Thomas)
8. “Oklahoma” feat. Read Southall Band (Chase Rice, William Reames, Barton Davies, Jonathan Sherwood, Oscar Charles, Read Southall)
9. “I Walk Alone” (Chase Rice, Jaxson Free, Josh Hoge)
10. “Sorry Momma” (Chase Rice, Hunter Phelps, Ben Johnson)
11. “If I Were Rock & Roll (Album Version)” (Chase Rice)
12. “Goodnight Nancy” feat. Boy Named Banjo (Chase Rice, Oscar Charles, Barton Davies, William Reames, Jonathan Sherwood)
13. “I Hate Cowboys” (Chase Rice, Michael Hardy, Ross Copperman, Brad Tursi)
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