In honor of his father, Chase Rice notes his dad was “one of those good guys you read about – tough, hardworking, always helping other people out” and his new project titled “I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell” features a photograph of his late father, Daniel Rice on the albums cover. In tribute, Rice says: “I try to live my life in a way that would make him proud. I haven't always measured up to that, but I get closer to that man I want to be and the man he’d be proud of every single day.”
Whilst the title of “I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell” may sound like the war cry of a diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan who attends the University of Florida that is expressing their feelings towards the professional football team in Dallas and their college adversaries in Georgia, the record’s final offering and also its second track which form the album title don’t portray this level of angst but instead are smooth and mature country songs of a reflective nature that really do go back to his roots. Maturity, reflection, passion and vulnerability are amongst the key projections that you take from this record which is a long way from a lot of pre-conceptions that may be had based on some of his earlier recordings where the absence of click tracks combined with evident growth as a songwriter that show a consistent level of lyrical depth throughout really imprint that Rice has really found himself as an artist.
His ability to write and perform songs that go on to be a “hit” is something that has long since been evident but his real craft as a songwriter shines throughout this more emotional and rawer thirteen track record which was produced by Oscar Charles where Rice either wrote or co-wrote every track.
There are still some more raucous tracks like “Bad Day To Be A Cold Beer”, “Way Down Yonder” and “Goodnight Nancy” within what is predominantly an introspective album which has some incredibly reflective perspectives that are highly relatable with the beautiful “Life Part Of Livin’” firmly portraying this which alongside the Read Southall Band collaboration “Oklahoma” (both at the real heart in the middle of the album) are the albums real standouts. The album really is what you have been waiting for from Chase as the depth and purity in songs outweighs the sole pursuit of something that fits the modern country music machine, where the raw, emotive vulnerability that he opens up to is a fitting tribute to his father.
I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell Track List: 1. Walk That Easy (Chase Rice, William Reames, Barton Davies, Jonathan Sherwood, Oscar Charles) 2. All Dogs Go To Hell (Rice, Joshua Miller, John Byron) 3. Way Down Yonder (Rice, Hunter Phelps, Byron, Blake Pendergrass, Corey Crowder) 4. Key West & Colorado (Rice, Brian Kelley, Crowder, Blake Pendergrass, Byron, Hunter Phelps) 5. Bench Seat (Rice) 6. Life Part Of Livin’ (Rice) 7. Bad Day To Be A Cold Beer (Rice, Pendergrass, Byron, Justin Thomas) 8. Oklahoma feat. Read Southall Band (Rice, Reames, Davies, Sherwood, Charles, Read Southall) 9. I Walk Alone (Rice, Jaxson Free, Josh Hoge) 10. Sorry Momma (Rice, Phelps, Ben Johnson) 11. Goodnight Nancy feat. Boy Named Banjo (Rice, Charles, Davies, Reames, Sherwood) 12. If I Were Rock & Roll (Rice) 13. I Hate Cowboys (Rice, Michael Hardy, Ross Copperman, Brad Tursi) The new album “I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell” from Chase Rice is out on February 10th through BMG/BBR Music Group and is available HERE. For all the latest news on Chase you can visit his WEBSITE and follow him socially on INSTAGRAMFACEBOOKTWITTER & TIKTOK
True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt. Garth Brooks