Travis Rice
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I'm a:
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
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Guitar
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With his bold vocals and rugged allure, there’s certain chemistry when a great vocalist collides with southern country songs. The impact is undeniable. Travis Rice’s confident baritone voice and winning stage presence have earned the adoration of country music fans for several years and he is now ready to show the industry what he’s made of.

The best country music is collected by real-life experience even from a very young age. Growing up in a tiny community of Westel, Tennessee (right outside of Crossville, TN), young Rice was always intrigued by music. “I would write lyrics and poems and listen to music long before I learned to play an instrument,” says Rice. “When I got to high school, I would sing constantly and the fact that I had a 30-minute drive to and from school every day, I got in an hour of practice.” With influences ranging from his father’s rock love of Bruce Springsteen, Bad Company and AC/DC to his mother’s pop collection of Michael Bolton, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion as well as her country classics, he connected with country music on a deeper level. “I was truly inspired by Randy Travis, Travis Tritt and Garth Brooks.”

His surreal feeling as a performer came when he was a sophomore at Roane State Community College, performing at a benefit concert at his college theater. A friend of his, Jamie, put together a benefit to raise money for their buddy Cody, who was diagnosed with brain cancer at just 19 years old. “At that time, Jamie and I had been playing and writing together for a few months when he asked if I would sing. Nervous as I was, I said yes and when the time came to step out on stage and perform my acoustic set, I remember thinking this is the scariest most exhilarating feeling I’ve ever felt. Once I stepped out and strummed my first chord, the nerves went away and I experienced a feeling of joy and an all around ‘badassness’ that I had never felt."

When Rice isn’t attached to his six string or on the road performing, this country hunk is truly a thrill seeker and a risk taker. “Spare time that’s not spent at the lake usually consists of riding in the mountains with my brothers. You give us a boat or a jeep and some great tunes and we can entertain ourselves for days!”

This Tennessee native has come a long way from the small town bars to the bright lights of Music City. He has released hit singles including Women, Water and Beer, When The Fish Didn’t Bite, Don’t Waste The Rain, Sinking Ship, and his newest single Always Have Mexico. He is earning the recognition he deserves with journalists and radio programmers with reviews like “…the next big male country star in country music,” “That’s some good country music right there,” “It’ll give the majors a run for the money” and “he has the voice that people are looking for.” He was named one of the “Top 10 Sexy Men of Nashville,” earned the DisCovery Award from renowned music critic, Robert K. Oermann, and his single Don’t Waste the Rain climbed The Fan Voted Chart all the way to #3, competing as the only independent artist in the Top 5 during that time. His previous single, Sinking Ship, was also nominated in the Nashville Universe Awards including being nominated as the Male Vocalist of the Year.

Rice has shared the stage with the likes of Colt Ford, Craig Morgan, Rhett Atkins, Little Texas, Con Hunley, and others. He thrives for the moments when he connects with his fans. “The second a stranger in the crowd is completely lost in the moment with me onstage, I know the real power that music has. Music has always been my journal. If you want to know who I am, just listen to my music. It’s a snapshot of what was happening in my life during that time.”

Official lyric video to "Women, Water & Beer" - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md5nXkAYKcQ

 

Official Website: www.TravisRiceMusic.com

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INDUSTRY QUOTES:

“This rural Tennessee country performer is an industrial-strength hunk… as a songwriter, he shows promise. [He earns] The DisCovery Award.” - Robert K. Oermann, MusicRow

 

“Travis Rice delights on his new single Women, Water and Beer. He showcases a tremendous amount of potential to become the next big male star in country music. His music is fun and autobiographical. It earns 4.5 out of 5 stars.” - Markos Papadatos, Digital Journal

“There is a new sound coming through your country radio, and his name is Travis Rice and we know you're going to love him… Even though he has a distinguished sound of his own, Travis has a way of reminding us of the sound of James Otto, with a twist of the grit of Travis Tritt…[Women, Water and Beer] has a catchy tune that will soon have you singing along with him, and one of those songs that can easily get stuck in your head… We couldn't be more excited for the new album and to get more music from this great new artist.” – Digital Rodeo

Travis Rice’s new single has all the elements of a backyard summertime jam...His voice is smooth, easy to listen to and has a little bit of gravel similar to Trace Adkins….the song starts off strong, but you can’t help but be hooked after hearing the chorus. The song is very catchy and we’re looking forward to what else Rice will be dishing out this summer on his new EP. – The Country Note

“Travis Rice delivers a just-in-time-for-summer song with Women, Water and Beer…The energetic melody, carried along by Rice's baritone, is sure to find a place on contemporary country radio. – The Daily Country

“Travis is a great guy and I think his music is very inspirational to our listeners. He has the voice that people are looking for…Women, Water and Beer is awesome and our listeners are really diggin' it!" - Zack Neely, Promotions Director, WMYL-FM in Knoxville, TN

“Over the past three years, I had the pleasure of having Travis Rice perform on several of the festivals that I produced as well as on TV/Radio programs. While his incredible songwriting and voice motivates those in attendance, his down-to-earth personality resonates with his audience. Travis Rice is an astonishing songwriter and performer on his way to be a mainstay in country music.” - Bill Anderson Jr., Landmark Communications Group, Thunder Road Festival

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