Spend any amount of time with country newcomer Chase Rice, and you will no doubt be inspired by his infectious drive and confidence. And, he's got a lot of reasons to feel that way. The singer is opening for some heavy hitters this spring, including Jake Owen and Joe Nichols (this weekend), and his latest album, "Dirt Road Communion," is doing well. In April, it debuted at No. 48 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and No. 15 on Heatseekers.