Chase Rice is set to complete what he began — whether or not you prefer it or not!
As we’ve been reporting, the nation music star is below hearth proper now after holding a live performance this previous weekend in Tennessee that didn’t precisely exemplify very best social distancing protocols. Even fellow main nation artists like Kelsea Ballerini known as him out over it… however now, we all know he’s not backing down.
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The 34-year-old performer spoke out about social distancing, the coronavirus pandemic, and his live performance tour in a brand new Instagram video posted to his official web page on Monday afternoon. Within the 76-second clip, the North Carolina native makes an attempt to quell the controversy, talking on to followers about what went down at his final present, and his plans shifting ahead with future live shows.
He opened the video by addressing his controversial Saturday night time live performance, saying:
“I perceive that there are numerous various opinions, numerous opinions on COVID-19, the way it works with stay music crowds and what all that appears like. My greatest factor is y’all. Y’all are why I get to write down songs. Y’all are why I get to tour the nation, why I get to do stay exhibits and sing these songs to you guys and also you guys sing them again. You guys are every part to me, so your security is a big, enormous precedence.”
Hmmm… however is it actually??? These phrases ring fairly hole after this weekend’s free-for-all. Simply saying!!! Regardless, Rice tried to reduce the harm by as an alternative selecting to deal with the gang for his upcoming present this Friday in Ashland, Kentucky. The singer stated:
“Take your truck. Take your vehicles. You could have your individual area. You may get out of your vehicles, you may get out of your vehicles and social gathering with me. Please do sing the songs, however keep in your individual area and the individuals you got here with. The most important factor for all of us is the safer we at the moment are, the faster we get to precise regular stay exhibits, which I do know all of us need. Please go by the foundations. Please go by the legal guidelines on this Friday present arising and the exhibits shifting ahead, so we are able to get to common exhibits quickly sufficient. Love you guys. God bless you and God bless nation music.”
Can’t overlook to bless nation music there on the finish, can we? Right here’s the complete clip:
We’ll give Rice some credit score right here as a result of he sounds… remorseful? Form of? Not less than he is aware of he did one thing mistaken?? Child steps… We’re not precisely hopeful about future exhibits, although — not less than judging by the remark part in that exact same IG publish. One consumer summed up what lots of people are (sadly) considering, writing:
“We’re adults and we are able to make our personal selections if we wish to attend a live performance or not. Some persons are getting all pissed off over this but it surely’s the individuals’s alternative! We’re AMERICANS we stay in a rustic of freedom and if we really feel secure and we wish to attend a present it’s OUR alternative! In case you are nervous about getting the virus don’t go I see either side of it. I don’t assume it is best to really feel unhealthy for having your present man.”
There’s not less than some excellent news right here, although: Rice’s future live shows are particularly designed to be drive-in occasions, the place followers can watch the live performance from their automotive and surrounding designated tailgating area. As he himself famous in that video (above), if followers “go by the foundations” with that mannequin, the present ought to be capable of go on with no social distancing issues.
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All this hasn’t come with out not less than some fallout, although. In response to TMZ, the singer’s two exhibits set for the weekend of July 25 on the Tiger Drive-In in Tiger, Georgia have already been canceled. That call apparently got here down late Monday night time when the promoter behind the live performance determined to again out due to “an excessive amount of controversy” surrounding the pandemic and associated social distancing protocols. In all probability a sensible transfer…
What do U take into consideration Chase’s choice to maneuver ahead with touring, Perezcious readers? Will the drive-in mannequin work higher to maintain individuals separated and secure? Or does it not matter?! Ought to these live shows even be occurring in any respect or have been stars like Ballerini proper to name him out within the first place??
Sound OFF about all this and inform us the place you stand down within the feedback (under)…
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