I didn’t know who Robert Oermann was, until I got a press release (which carried the same title as this post) about a review he did of a song called “Buzz Back,” by a singer I didn’t know, named Chase Rice. So, with that confusing sentence out of the way – here’s what I did after I got the release. I went to Chase’s web site. And then I went to You Tube. I listened, and I smiled. And I thought to myself – it doesn’t matter if I didn’t know who Chase Rice was – I know how. And I like what I’m hearing.
Here’s the press release that got me looking into Chase Rice:
Chase Rice’s spring break party favorite Buzz Back secures the sought after DisCovery Award from Music Row’s Robert Oermann. “I’m just so surprised to see how quickly things are moving,” says Chase. “Just getting Oermann to listen to my debut was exciting, but seeing the review today was the best news I could have gotten!” The full review is copied below.
Chase Rice lost by just one vote on the reality show Survivor: Nicaragua. In addition, he is notable as a former University of North Carolina linebacker and as a member of the NASCAR pit crew for driver Ryan Newman. Now he has yet another career, as a country singer with a “spring break” single. He also has a DisCovery Award.
CHASE RICE/Buzz Back
Writer: C. Rice/J. Rice/B. Kelley; Producer: none listed; Publisher: none listed; Artist Revolution (877-999-9975)
—He’s hung over, but not for long. Rocking and promising, this is the debut country single from the first runner up on TV’s Survivor: Nicaragua.
Chase has had a passion for country music ever since he saw Garth Brooks perform at just 10 years old. Although he had picked up the guitar in college, it wasn’t until after his father’s death that he even thought about wanting to sing. From the lights of the football fields at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill to the rumble of NASCAR drivers speeding around the track, Chase proved to be a phene for intense career choices. It wasn’t until he had an opportunity to step out of the pit crew of Hendrick Motorsports to grab the microphone center stage as a performer that Chase finally decided to pursue music full force. However, he put his dreams on hold for a chance to compete on the CBS’ reality hit Survivor. Now his persistent determination to succeed has him prepared to launch via his rowdy debut single featured on his EP Country As Me, which is currently available on iTunes. To stay updated on Chase or to view his debut video, visit www.chaserice.com and www.youtube.com/user/OfficialChaseRice.
There are so many talented artists out there these days. It just makes me wish I could buy a radio station and get every one of them on the air. But I can’t . I do hope, though that everyone will check out his web site, and watch the video, and then – let me know what you think. I believe I could watch this kid do a show. And I hope we get to hear a lot more music from him, too.
Don’t go to his MySpace or web site, or YouTube expecting to hear a lot. “Buzz Back” is the only song up there – for now. But I’m sure it won’t be long before we find a lot more of Chase Rice all over the internet. And, if we’re lucky, all over the radio, too.
I better get going. I hope you all have a great day! Talk to you all soon.