Exclusive: The Inspiration Behind Chase Rice’s New Single “Everybody We Know Does”

Chase Rice, who co-wrote Florida Georgia Line‘s hit song “Cruise,” returns with his new single “Everybody We Know Does.” Rice is passionate about this song and it’s easy to see why! It’s an anthem of being proud of who you are and how you grew up. img_2580

“Everybody We Know Does” was written by Jeremy Bussey and Travis Denning. Bussey told Variety Beat the inspiration behind the song:

“I was talking to a few people from Canada one night a couple of years ago; about growing up, shooting guns and life in the south in general. I didn’t realize they didn’t do any of that. One girl asked me, “So does everyone have guns where you come from?” I said, “Everybody I know does.” I thought it was funny, so it stuck with me. Travis Denning and I were writing one day and I threw that idea out there. Travis immediately came up with “Not everybody throws their empties in a truck bed…” Then we just wrote about the stuff we actually grew up doing and apparently other folks do that stuff too!


Rice spoke to everythingcountry.com about the single:

“These last few years have been a whirlwind, being out on the road building our live show and working on new music for the next record. I’ve lived a lot and had some incredible experiences and opportunities, but I’ve also been spending some time out at my farm, just unplugging for a bit and reflecting on what music means to me and what it means to all of the people who have shown up and supported me over the years, That’s why this song, ‘Everybody We Know Does,’ is really special to me. We went in and recorded it with some of Nashville’s top studio musicians, so it’s our sound and our lives reflected in this song. It’s who we are, and that’s ultimately what brings us all together.”

With lyrics such as “Not everybody likes a Friday night covered in dust/ But everybody we know does.” Rice starts off with a little grit in his voice and smooths out his sound as the chorus comes around.

That’s what we do, that’s what we love / That’s how we were raised, how we grew up / Runs deep in our veins, way down in our blood / Everybody we know does

“Everybody We Know Does” is the perfect mix that makes for a unique sound as the electric guitar riffs and drum beats take over! It will definitely make waves on radio and become a hit for Rice along with the writers!

Watch a recap of Chase Rice’s time at CMAfest and also hear him talk about the new single! 


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