CHASE RICE: “Three Chords & the Truth” Review

After a three year hiatus from releasing new music, and signing with a new record label, BBR Music Group/BMG, Chase Rice has released the first single from his new album Lambs & Lions. “Three Chords & The Truth” is easily connectable among the anyone who has ever looked to country music to make sense of life. That very notion is what Chase Rice seems to have been doing during his time between albums.

“I was fed up with trying, whether that was trying to be something I’m not, trying to make music that people said I should make or trying to make music I felt people wanted to hear. Instead, I decided I’m going to make music that I needed to hear,” Rice said in a press release. By making music he needed to hear, he seems to have made something that everyone was searching for.

The single, written by Rice along with Ross Copperman and Jon Nite, is built on those very three chords the title refers to while exploring the core of what every country music fan looks for when they turn on their favorite song. The end of the chorus explaining, “For a second we’re bulletproof / Get lost in a song or two / The world doesn’t move / All I need is you / Three chords and the truth.”

After all, isn’t that all one really wants? To turn on a song, forget about the world, and know that what is being heard is an artist who understands what’s on the mind of their listener. Chase Rice nailed this one; he took a break, found himself, and it turns out that all anyone needed all along was just to hear what he actually wanted to write.

Pre-order Lambs & Lions now on iTunes and Amazon Music and get “Three Chords & The Truth” as an immediate download.

Sarah McGriff

Sarah McGriff

Sarah McGriff is a writer and musician from New Sharon, IA. She is a classically trained trumpet player and holds a degree in Music Performance from Texas State University. Sarah worked as a producer and on-air personality for KTSW radio station in 2012 and received awards from the Technical Image Press Association and the Broadcast Education Association. In 2013 she was as a sound engineer under Kent Finley at the famous Cheatham Street Warehouse, the venue where George Strait began his career. Sarah has worked with artists such as Whiskey Myers, Cody Johnson, and Randy Rogers Band and previously wrote for On Vinyl Music out of Austin, TX. Currently, she is pursuing her master’s degree in historical musicology at Florida State University.

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