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CHASE RICE DEBUTS OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR
FAN-FAVORITE ANTHEM “OKLAHOMA” FEATURING SOUTHALL
Rice Returns to the Studio to Begin 2024, Following Critically Acclaimed Album
I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell
As he kicks off 2024 in the studio recording newly-crafted music, Diamond-certified singer/songwriter Chase Rice continues to celebrate 2023’s critically acclaimed album I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell with today’s release of the official music video for fan-favorite track “Oklahoma” featuring Southall. Filmed across three dates during his recently-wrapped Way Down Yonder Tour, the video adds a visually stunning component to the standout song.
Billboard celebrates “Oklahoma” as the “album centerpiece…a potential signature song for an artist who’s somehow managed to totally change his handwriting a decade in,” while SPIN notes the “rambling seven-minute epic” epitomizes the “bracing and introspective set of songs” that comprise “a smart, funny and heartbreaking masterpiece with stylistic left turns” and PopCulture declares the “somber, haunting southern rock track” to be “one of the absolute best songs in Rice’s entire musical repertoire.”
“This song was inspired by a trip I took to Oklahoma where I ended up staying for about a week longer than I was supposed to, bird hunting and playing music,” reflects Rice. “When we recorded it with Read Southall – who is as Oklahoma as it gets – we just let everyone keep jamming out to finish the song. That created this really cool moment that fans have embraced at our shows, so we wanted to capture that live energy in this video and celebrate everyone who has come out to see us on the road.”
Photo Credit: Kaiser Cunningham
“It was an opportunity to shed light on the somewhat obscure reasons I hold my home state of Oklahoma so near and dear to my heart,” adds Southall. “At first thought of the collaboration, I will admit, I was a little nervous. I hardly ever write with other songwriters. However, after the recording process and hearing it all come together, I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of it.”
Rice once again collaborated on the video with director Kaiser Cunningham, who also directed the critically acclaimed feature for fellow standout album track “Bench Seat.” The emotionally-charged short film spotlighting addiction and mental health earned widespread recognition at film festivals both across the U.S. and internationally, with 31 selections and 16 awards at events including the Cannes World Film Festival, Oniros Film Festival, Benelux International Film Festival and more.
In addition to working on new music, Rice is also set to embark on his headlining Get Western Tour today, Feb. 8, with festival dates to follow this summer and new tour dates to be announced soon. For all of the latest information and to purchase tickets, visit ChaseRice.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter/X and TikTok @ChaseRiceMusic and on Instagram @ChaseRice.
Photo Credit: Kaiser Cunningham
About Chase Rice
With more than 2.6 million albums sold and over 2.7 billion total streams, plus a legion of passionate fans at his high-energy concerts across the globe, Chase Rice has established himself as a powerful force in Nashville and beyond. With the critically acclaimed album I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell crafted in his rural Tennessee home-turned-studio available everywhere now, Rice’s sound continues to evolve to reflect the realities of his life; from emotional reckoning to an admiration of the Western way of life. The new music, including his latest single “Bad Day To Be A Cold Beer” plus standout tracks “Oklahoma” and “Bench Seat,” serves as a follow up to his three-part project, The Album, which featured his latest Platinum-certified No. 1 hit, “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.” and the Platinum-certified Top 10 hit “Lonely If You Are.” This is the same gravelly-voiced Chase Rice fans first fell in love with years ago – but better, freer; unbeholden and uninhibited. The new music builds upon the success of his sophomore album, Lambs & Lions, which featured the 3x Platinum, two-week chart topper “Eyes On You” – Rice’s first No. 1 as an artist and the most-streamed song of his career. Lambs & Lions followed Platinum-certified Ignite the Night, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and No. 3 on the all-genre chart, producing a pair of Top 5 hits; Platinum-certified “Gonna Wanna Tonight” and Double Platinum “Ready Set Roll.” In addition to guesting on sold-out stadium shows with Kenny Chesney and Garth Brooks, Rice consistently sells out venues on his own headlining tours, including the current Get Western Tour in support of his new music.
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