Chase Rice

Country 106.5 WYRK Presents:

Chase Rice

Abby Anderson, JB Aaron

Thu · July 26, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$29.50 in advance, $35 Day Of Show (if available)

This event is all ages

All Ages Event. Anyone under 16 must be with an adult 18+

Chase Rice
Chase Rice
Fame often has a chilling effect on one’s psyche. However much as he’s done his entire
life, when faced with a No. 1 major label debut album in 2014’s Ignite the Night, as well
as a pair of Top 5 singles with the RIAA Platinum-certified “Ready Set Roll” and Goldcertified
“Gonna Wanna Tonight,” Chase Rice turned his cheek and took the path less
traveled. As he readily recounts, the country music maverick has only grown more selfaware,
mature and grateful in the wake of his success. “I’m a different person in a lot of
ways,” Rice says looking back at his younger self, who moved to Nashville following the
sudden death of his father “having no clue what the hell I was doing,” wrote a batch of
killer songs and went for broke in the country music industry. “I was searching,” Rice
says. “I didn’t know who I was as an artist. But now, it’s a new me. It’s a whole new
deal. Now I know exactly where I am in life.” He laughs. “Well, not exactly. But I’ve got
a better idea, anyway.”
The past few years have been monumental ones for Rice: following the release of Ignite
the Night, the 31-year-old budding superstar toured the world with four massive
headlining tours and stadium-show opening runs for country megastars including Kenny
Chesney and Dierks Bentley. “I was just having fun. I was riding the wave,” he says.
Most recently, Rice released a new single from his forthcoming studio album,
“Everybody We Know Does,” a rowdy rocker he says instantly took him back in his
mind to the Fairview, North Carolina farm on which he was raised. “I wanted to have an
in-the-moment song of what me and my friends do and how we live,” he says of the song,
which his ultra-dedicated fanbase has already responded to with adoration. “People
showing up, being so passionate about my music, that makes me proud of this life and
what we – my band, my team and I – have built, man,” he continues. “When crowds are
showing up singing non-singles louder than the singles, that gives me the confidence that
they’ve got my back and that these songs are their lives, too.”
Despite his swelling popularity, Rice still says he sees himself and his longtime band as
underdogs. It’s a healthy mindset, he says, that keeps the fire burning in his belly. “It
allows you to still have that drive, still have that reason to keep trying to move forward
and make the music better,” he explains. “When I’m the underdog, look out. When
someone tells me we’re not going to do something, you’d better get your ass ready,
because we’re gonna do it!”
Rice admits the enormous success of the Gold-certified Ignite the Night caught him by
surprise. It’s not that he wasn’t confident in his songs, he says, but rather that the project
was him “throwing darts on a map and seeing where we were gonna go.” Still, even as
his career exploded, Rice says the death of his father when the singer was only 22 loomed
large. Turning to God and, in turn, releasing himself of the associated burden of his pain
gave him permission to be his best self. “You’d be shocked at the amount of pressure it
takes off your shoulders,” he says. It also freed him up to follow his creative muse like
never before. “Someone who is lost is going to follow the crowd,” Rice says. “Someone
who knows where they’re going and is their own person is going to chart their own
“It’s still a continuous climb up the mountain,” Rice, who says he’s never been more
“open and honest” in song, says of evolving his craft and looking forward to what the
future holds for him. Ask him though what propels him forward and the country star will
tell you it’s undoubtedly a continuous drive to prove his earliest fans right. “You guys
chose to bet on me as one of your favorite artists back when it was just 500 people in a
room,” he wants them to know. “I told you we were doing this thing and that I couldn’t
do it without you. And now we’re doing it!”

About Chase Rice Country music maverick Chase Rice has become one of country music’s most exciting figures since arriving in Nashville, building a loyal fan base across the country through his energetic live shows and gaining the attention of music critics and industry professionals alike with his edgy, eclectic sound. The Tar Heel State native has inked a new label deal with Broken Bow Records and is putting the finishing touches on his sophomore album, Lambs & Lions, in stores November 17. Rice’s debut album Ignite the Night debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and No. 3 on the all-genre chart, and produced a pair of Top 5 hits, the Platinum-certified "Ready Set Roll" and “Gonna Wanna Tonight.” After supporting Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Tour 2015, Rice consistently sold out 2,500-3,000 seat venues on his JD and Jesus Tour and Everybody We Know Does Tour, and will launch his 2017 Lambs & Lions Tour this fall.
His first single from Lambs & Lions, “Three Chords & The Truth,” is at country radio and digital retailers now. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter @ChaseRiceMusic and
Abby Anderson - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Abby Anderson
JB Aaron - (Set time: 7:15 PM)
JB Aaron
Singer/Songwriter JB Aaron was born in Niagara Falls, NY. He served 18 years as a volunteer firefighter and a medical technician for the Town of Niagara with the Active Hose Fire Department.
JB started singing at the age of 8 by participating in talent shows in the western New York region; taking the crowds by surprise and capturing multiple first-place prizes and trophies.
He has opened shows for various artists over the years including Miranda Lambert, LoCash, Frankie Ballard, The Cadillac 3, Phil Vassar, Darryl Worley, Eric Paslay, Brian McComas, Josh Thompson, Terri Clark, Wade Hayes, Jeff Carson, and Gloriana.
In 2004, JB recorded his first EP at the well-known Kitty Wells studio, Junction Records. In 2014 he recorded his second EP in Nashville, TN with hit songwriter/producer Greg Crowe and engineered and mastered by Grammy nominee Jim Lightman.
2014 was a big year for JB. He entered the 33rd Annual Country Showdown in Rochester, NY, where he successfully triumphed over thousands of performers to become the North East Regional Champion. This secured him a spot as one of the top 5 finalists in the United States vying for the title of Best New Act in country music. JB proudly placed 2nd in the entire nationwide competition. His biggest reward was the opportunity to achieve one of his lifelong dreams and perform on the original Grand Ole Opry stage, the Ryman Auditorium.
In September 2014, the Buffalo Bills invited JB to perform the National Anthem in front of a sold-out crowd of 80,000+. In 2015, he was given the opportunity again to perform the National Anthem, along with God Bless America, for the Salute the Troops game against the Miami Dolphins.
He has performed for and worked with many non-profit organizations such as Niagara Falls Firefighters Toy Fund Telethon, Make a Wish Foundation, the American Diabetes Association, the American Cancer Society, and the Brian Moorman Punt Foundation. Coming from a family with a strong military background, JB performs and donates much of his time to various military organizations.
In October 2014, JB became involved with a cancer benefit in Illinois. The benefit was to raise money for former MLB player of the Chicago White Sox, Rick Carone. Rick was also a Buck Commander member along with Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and many others. Rick was battling pancreatic cancer and JB was hand-picked by Rick to come and perform at this event. He was honored to be able to perform for this because his mother passed away from the same disease in 2013. JB was able to perform again for this event in 2015. Sadly, in 2017 Rick passed away. But JB continues to support the event.
When not on the road touring and performing, he is continuously writing new material and working with top hit songwriters such as Craig Martin, who has written many songs including, Don’t take the girl for Tim McGraw. JB also works with Hawkshaw Hawkins Jr, who is the son of country music legends Jean Shepard and Hawkshaw Hawkins Sr.
JB is a proud active CMA member and currently resides in Nashville, TN. His passion for singing and performing inspires him to continue to entertain and support the country music industry. He wishes to share his love of music with the world for as long as he can.
Venue Information:
The Rapids Theatre
1711 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY, 14305