Chase Rice and Jack Daniel’s have a long history of collaborating to create meaningful moments and memories and that tradition continues this Friday as they come together to host a “Friday Night Happy Hour.” Rice is set to perform songs from his home to benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund’s COVID-19 Fund.missing or outdated ad config
Airing live on Rice’s Instagram and Jack Daniel’s Facebook pages this Friday, April 3 at 6 p, the virtual concert will feature acoustic performances of his single “Lonely If You Are” off his recent chart-topping surprise release The Album Part I and a sneak peak of new music off the forthcoming Part II as well as other hits from his multi-Platinum career.
“We initially had February and March off this year so we could focus on writing and recording The Album Part II, and I can’t wait to see what everyone thinks of the new music we’ve been working on,” says Rice in a release. “I’ve really missed playing for our fans, so connecting with them virtually while raising money for a good cause and drinkin’ some Jack Daniels is a damn near perfect Friday night in my books!”
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that for the past 24 years has been offering vital assistance to professional musicians and music industry workers in need. The world has been shocked by the devastating effects of COVID-19. Due to massive cancellations, many in the music industry are struggling to find the means to make ends meet during these unprecedented times. Sweet Relief has created a COVID-19 Fund to provide immediate assistance with medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work.
“It’s been heartbreaking to see what this virus is doing around the world, and one of the places it’s hit closest to home for me is seeing all of my friends in the music industry lose out on work,” shares Rice. “I’m honored to join Sweet Relief Musicians Fund and my friends at Jack Daniel’s to support our own during this tough time.”
Rice has previously partnered with Jack Daniel’s to give back in other ways, including a private concert at the Tennessee distillery recognizing the nearly 70 percent of firefighters who volunteer their service, which was highlighted by a $75,000 donation to the National Volunteer Fire Council, as well as a flyaway trip for Rice’s most loyal fans to thank them for their role in the chart-topping success of his smash hit “Eyes On You.”