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Chase Rice Responds to Backlash to His Packed Concert, Tells Fans to Follow Rules at Next Show

Chase Rice is responding to the controversy over his packed concert in Tennessee over the weekend.

There were reportedly less than 1,000 people inside the venue at Chase‘s show, but video footage from the concert showed that attendees were not social distancing at all and they were standing shoulder-to-shoulder in front of the stage.

Fellow country music star Kelsea Ballerini is one of the many people who called out Chase for “being selfish enough” to put his fans’ health at risk just so he could perform a show.

Now, Chase is responding to the backlash and he says his next show will be a drive-in concert where he wants fans to follow social distancing rules.

“Everybody had a blast,” Chase said in a video on Instagram. “But then, once I posted the video, a lot of people seeing that online had a big problem with how the show looked, how the show went down.”

“There’s a lot of varying opinions, a lot of different opinions on COVID-19, how it works with live music crowds and what all that looks like,” Chase continued. “My biggest thing is y’all. Y’all are why I get to write songs. Y’all are why I get to tour the country, why I get to do live shows and sing these songs to you guys and you guys sing them back. You guys are everything to me, so your safety is a huge, huge priority.”

Chase revealed the rules for his upcoming show on July 3 in Kentucky.

“You can take your trucks, take your cars. You have your own space, you can get out of your cars, you can get out of your trucks and party with me,” he said. “Please do sing the songs, but stay in your own space, stay with the people you came with.”

Earlier this year, Chase was mixed up in a controversy with the latest season of The Bachelor.

Kelsea Ballerini Calls Out Chase Rice for Holding Concert Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Kelsea Ballerini is calling out country singer Chase Rice for holding a packed concert amid the Coronavirus pandemic that specifically calls for social distancing to slow the spread.

Chase played the concert over the weekend in at the Historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary in Petros, Tennessee. Less than 1,000 people were reportedly in attendance.

“Imagine being selfish enough to put thousands of people’s health at risk, not to mention the potential ripple effect, and play a NORMAL country concert right now. @ChaseRiceMusic
, We all want (and need) to tour. We just care about our fans and their families enough to wait,” Kelsea tweeted after seeing a video of the packed crowd on Twitter.

If Chase looks familiar to you (and you aren’t a country music fan), it’s because he made headlines earlier this year…

You can find out more about how the Coronavirus pandemic is impacting Hollywood right here.

Is Chase Rice's New Album About The Bachelor's Victoria Fuller? See Who The Songs Were Written About Here!

Chase Rice is confirming that the songs on his new album, The Album Part 1, aren’t about former flame Victoria Fuller at all.

During an interview on SiriusXM’s The Highway this week, the singer-songwriter shared that the songs were actually about his ex-girlfriend, and not The Bachelor star.

“Without throwing her under the bus … it’s about my ex-girlfriend,” Chase shared.

He added, “All of the songs are about one girl. I dated a girl for a year and a half and we broke up and I wrote songs about it. I’m not the first person to do that and I won’t be the last.”

There were rumors that two songs were about Victoria, however, that’s not the case at all.

If you missed it, Chase recently spoke out about how he wasn’t happy with how producers on The Bachelor used him in the most recent episode.

READ MORE: Chase Rice Alludes That Bachelor’s Victoria Fuller Might Have Inspired These Two Songs On His New Album

Country Singer Chase Rice Slams 'Bachelor' After Reuniting Him with Victoria F. After Spending 'A Night Together'

Country singer Chase Rice makes an appearance on tonight’s episode of The Bachelor and comes face-to-face with one of his exes, Victoria Fuller, who is now dating The Bachelor himself Peter. It seems like the producers of the show did not clue him or Victoria F. into what they were planning: an unexpected reunion on the show during a one-on-one date.

The 34-year-old singer went on the Fitz in the Morning radio show and told them he was actually pissed off about the whole experience.

“I was pissed. I was really pissed off to be honest,” he said. “I was just going there to try and promote ‘Lonely If You Are’, and ‘Eyes On You,’ and I wanted nothing to do with. If there’s anything I’ve ever wanted, it’s to have nothing to do with the drama of that show.”

“I know her, we spent a night together in Charlotte. She’s a cool chick from what I know of her. I got no problem with her, I got no problem with him. I knew she was going on the show,” Chase added. “I was still pretty surprised. I told my manager and my publicist. and they were like ‘Don’t even worry about that. They’re not going to do that to you, that’s a weird coincidence but they’re not going to, there’s no way they’re going to do that to you.’”

“The fact that they did that to me? It’s over the top, it’s unnecessary,” he continued. “I didn’t expect it, but at the end of the day it happened. I don’t know if it’s the producers, or if they just got lucky as hell. I know what I think, but I’ll let everybody figure out what they think.”

And finally, they asked if Chase would ever compete on the reality show, and he said, “Not a shot in hell. Unless they paid me a billion dollars? I’d do it for a billion dollars. Give me a billion and I’ll do it.”

Meanwhile, if you’re a Bachelor fan, you have to see this contestant’s prediction for the final three.

Chase Rice Alludes That Bachelor's Victoria Fuller Might Have Inspired These Two Songs On His New Album

Chase Rice is opening up about his brand new album, The Album Part 1, where two of the seven songs hint about a bad breakup.

Fans might link the songs to Victoria F. from The Bachelor, after it was revealed that the two had previously dated in a new preview for the ABC series.

The two tracks that allude to a bad breakup on Chase‘s album are called “Messy” and “Everywhere”.

“It’s one of those breakups that was like neither one of us deserved it,” Chase told ET. “We’re both good people. She’s great. It just wasn’t the right time…I played it [‘Everywhere’] for her actually. She was uncomfortable. She laughed…She never thought she’d have a song written about her and if she did, she didn’t want it to be that.”

He added, “The same thing with [the track] ‘Messy’. That same girl. Sometimes we’re an absolute disaster in a fun way, but we loved each other anyways.”

You can stream both songs below:

READ MORE: Eliminated ‘Bachelor’ Contestant Makes Bold Prediction for Final Three

Click inside for the lyrics to Chase Rice’s “Messy” and “Everywhere”…More Here! »

Dierks Bentley & Chase Rice Attend the ACM Awards 2019

Dierks Bentley and Chase Rice fly solo at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night (April 7) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The handsome guys were joined by Brett Young and pregnant wife Taylor Mills, Luke Combs with fiancee Nicole Hocking, and Russell Dickerson and his wife Kailey.

Also in attendance was Cole Swindell, who confirmed his relationship with new girlfriend Barbie Blank while posing on the red carpet together.

Luke is also pictured while performing his song “Beautiful Crazy”, before returning to the stage to join Brooks & Dunn during their performance of “Brand New Man”.

FYI: Russell is wearing a custom Giorgio Verdi suit. Barbie is wearing an August & June ring.

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Dan + Shay's Shay Mooney Walks CMAs Carpet with Pregnant Fiancee Hannah Billingsley!

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of the country duo Dan + Shay walk the red carpet with their ladies at the 2016 CMA Awards held at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday (November 2) in Nashville, Tenn.

Shay was accompanied by his pregnant fiancee Hannah Billingsley while Dan brought along his girlfriend Abby Law. The guys are nominated tonight for Vocal Duo of the Year.

Also in attendance at the show were singers Darius Rucker, Easton Corbin, Chase Rice, Dustin Lynch, and Justin Moore.

Tune in for the CMAs tonight at 8/7c on ABC!

FYI: Dan and Shay are wearing Bonobos tuxedos. Hannah is wearing Open Hearts by Jane Seymour fine jewelry.

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