LISTEN: Chase Rice Shares A Raw Look Into His Musical Journey In ‘Go Down Singin”

This marks a new chapter in Rice’s career as the song will be featured on the artist’s forthcoming independent album.


Madeleine O’Connell

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June 21, 2024


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Chase Rice; Photo by Ben Christenson

In his autobiographical new song, “Go Down Singin’,” Chase Rice gets honest about his musical journey, marking the start of his next chapter as a newly independent artist. This release offers a candid glimpse into his forthcoming album.

Written by Rice with Blake Pendergrass during a trip back to the country star’s home state of North Carolina, “Go Down Singin’” offers a genuine look into all the determination and tough skin it took to get to this point in his career. He details many of the highs and lows throughout his journey, from starting out playing on Nashville’s iconic Broadway to repeated rejection, securing a record deal and now taking back creative control on his artistry. 

“Took a couple blows on Broadway / ‘Cause I heard that’s what you do/ Left blood and sweat and tears up and down 16th Avenue/ Between the “Son you just ain’t got it’s/ And the barely making rent/ I just smiled and took it on the chin,” Rice sings on the opening verse.

With true pride in his voice and a humble melody soaring through the track, the diamond-certified songwriter reveals that no matter what the future holds for him and his career, he can honestly say that gave it his all and took the necessary risks to make sure he stayed true to himself. At the end of the song, Rice makes it clear that he would encourage any other dreamers to do the same as they embark down their own unique paths. 

He continues onto the chorus, “And I did my best/ I went for broke/ Breathed in every drop of neon covered honky tonk bar smoke/ When this town did its worst/ I just smiled and said “bring it”/ Said “if I go down, hell at least I go down singin’.”

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“I’ll spare y’all the details, but a few months ago I decided to leave my record deal and do this thing on my own,” Rice shared of his recent shift. “I appreciate the love and songs Broken Bow and I did together. We had a lot of fun, and had two number ones. I made friends and met people that will always be a positive influence in my life. But now it’s time for me to ride this crazy rollercoaster we call the music industry by myself… Guess now it’s on me, if I go down at least I go down singin’.”

“Go Down Singin’” now joins the previously released track “Fireside” in previewing Rice’s forthcoming independent project, which will serve as the follow-up to his critically acclaimed I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell album.

In addition to working on sharing all the new music, Chase Rice is also currently on tour with Dierks Bentley. The pair are visiting arenas and amphitheaters nationwide through September as part of Bentley’s Gravel & Gold Tour 2024. Rice has also been tapped to appear at several major festivals including Summerfest, Windy City Smokeout and more.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.