Nearly 48 hours following his controversial performance at Petros' historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary outside of Nashville, Chase Rice has responded to social media complaints about the lack of social distancing and mask wearing at the show that drew around 1,000 people.
"I understand that there’s a lot of varying opinions, a lot of different opinions on COVID-19, how it works with live music crowds and what all that looks like," the country singer said in an Instagram video posted on Monday (June 29). "My biggest thing is y’all. Y’all are why I get to write songs, y’all are why I get to tour the country, why I get to do live shows and sing these songs to you guys and you guys sing them back. You guys are everything to me, so your safety is a huge priority.
"Moving forward, I have a show in Ashland, Kentucky on Friday, and it’s a drive-in show," he continued. "You can take your trucks, take your cars. You have your own space, you can get out of your cars, you can get out of your trucks and party with me. Please do, sing the songs but stay in your own space, stay with the people you came with. And the biggest thing for all of us is the safer we are now, the quicker we get to actual normal live shows, which I know we all want. Thank you guys for understanding, please go by the rules, please go by the laws on this Friday show coming up and shows moving forward."