Chase Rice addresses his concert with THOUSANDS of fans amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Just two days after his Tennessee concert sparked outrage from others like Kelsea Ballerini, country music singer Chase Rice is speaking out.

The 34-year-old singer took to Instagram on Monday evening, sharing a video he made to address the concert, which was attended by 4,000 fans in Petros, Tennessee on Saturday night.

Rice made it clear that his top priority was his fans, even though video footage he shot from the stage showed no social distancing or face masks, revealing his next show will be a ‘drive-in’ show on Friday.

Speaking out: Just two days after his Tennessee concert sparked outrage from others like Kelsea Ballerini, country music singer Chase Rice is speaking out

Packed show: The 34-year-old singer took to Instagram on Monday evening, sharing a video he made to address the concert, which was attended by 4,000 fans in Petros, Tennessee on Saturday night

Packed show: The 34-year-old singer took to Instagram on Monday evening, sharing a video he made to address the concert, which was attended by 4,000 fans in Petros, Tennessee on Saturday night

‘What’s up y’all? Chase here and I just wanted to address my show Saturday night,’ the singer began.

‘For those who don’t know, I had a show in East Tennessee, I took a video of the concert, everybody had a blast, but then once I posted the video, a lot of people seeing that online, had a big problem with how the show looked,’ he added. 

He added that he understands there are, ‘a lot of varying opinions on COVID-19’ and how ‘it works with live music and crowds’ before adding how his fans are his top priority.

Address: 'What's up y'all? Chase here and I just wanted to address my show Saturday night,' the singer began

Address: ‘What’s up y’all? Chase here and I just wanted to address my show Saturday night,’ the singer began

Show video: 'For those who don't know, I had a show in East Tennessee, I took a video of the concert, everybody had a blast, but then once I posted the video, a lot of people seeing that online, had a big problem with how the show looked,' he added

Show video: ‘For those who don’t know, I had a show in East Tennessee, I took a video of the concert, everybody had a blast, but then once I posted the video, a lot of people seeing that online, had a big problem with how the show looked,’ he added

‘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,” he said. 

‘You guys are everything to me, so your safety is a huge, huge priority, so moving forward, I have a show in Ashland, Kentucky on Friday, and it’s a drive-in show,’ he added.

He said fans can take their trucks and cars and ‘have your own space’ at the show, though he encouraged fans to still participate.

Huge priority: 'You guys are everything to me, so your safety is a huge, huge priority, so moving forward, I have a show in Ashland, Kentucky on Friday, and it's a drive-in show,' he added

Huge priority: ‘You guys are everything to me, so your safety is a huge, huge priority, so moving forward, I have a show in Ashland, Kentucky on Friday, and it’s a drive-in show,’ he added

Own space: He said fans can take their trucks and cars and 'have your own space' at the show, though he encouraged fans to still participate

Own space: He said fans can take their trucks and cars and ‘have your own space’ at the show, though he encouraged fans to still participate

‘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,’ Rice added.

He also said that, ‘the safer we are now, the quicker that we get to actual, normal, live shows, which is what I know we all want.

Rice then asked his fans to abide by all of the rules and the laws in place, ‘on this Friday’s show and the show’s moving forward, so we can get to regular shows soon enough.’

Party: '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,' Rice added

Party: ‘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,’ Rice added

‘I love you guys, God bless you, and God bless country music,’ Rice concluded his video message. 

Rice’s drive-in show takes place in Ashland, Kentucy on Friday night, which will be his last show for three weeks.

He returns with shows in Jesup, Georgia on July 24 and 25, plus two shows in Tiger, Georgia on July 26. 

He is also performing in Salem, VA (August 14), Glen Allen, VA (August 15), Butler, PA (August 16), Savannah, GA (September 5), Madera, CA (September 11) and Henderson, NV (September 12) to conclude his tour. 

Tour: He is also performing in Salem, VA (August 14), Glen Allen, VA (August 15), Butler, PA (August 16), Savannah, GA (September 5), Madera, CA (September 11) and Henderson, NV (September 12) to conclude his tour

Tour: He is also performing in Salem, VA (August 14), Glen Allen, VA (August 15), Butler, PA (August 16), Savannah, GA (September 5), Madera, CA (September 11) and Henderson, NV (September 12) to conclude his tour

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