While yesterday’s Presidential Inauguration was full of formality, Chase Rice brought some levity to the event through his social media.
Since 1789, there have been 59 presidential inaugurations, but that didn’t stop Rice from turning the serious event into a lighthearted moment. On Wednesday, the country singer tweeted about the new administration’s arrival with a much-needed tone of humor.
“New year. New president,” Rice began. “This new start has me thinkin back on one thing, the fact that I lived an entire year with a mustache. How’d y’all let me do that.”
While the first part of the tweet made followers think he was planning on making a political statement, he ended up dupping his followers with his mustache reference.
He paired the caption alongside a cheeky photo of him giving a thumbs up to the camera.
And it’s true, he has rocked the mustache for a while. Whether he’s hunting or checking out the barns of our favorite series, Yellowstone, he’s sure to show off his facial hair.
Chase Rice’s Tweet That Landed Him In Hot Water
In November, Rice faced backlash after tweeting out some unsavory remarks about possibly contracting the novel coronavirus.
He tweeted that he had experienced a loss of taste and smell — a symptom that many COVID-19 patients have suffered.
In the same tweet, he also teased the release of a new song.
Shortly after, Rice followed up the tweet with another one in hopes of clearing the air and writing that “on a real note,” he didn’t have the virus.
The purpose of the unfortunate tweet was actually to announce the upcoming release of a new track, a collaboration with Florida Georgia Line, called “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.”
During a recent interview, Rice opened up about the creation of the song. According to Rice, Corey Crowder, a music producer, was the driving force behind its inception.
“Corey was obsessed with the idea of writing a song – he kept saying a porch song …” Rice said.
“So, we couldn’t figure it out. Then, I looked through my phone and through my notes and I saw ‘Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen’ and I was just like man if this ain’t a porch song, I don’t know what he wants. As soon as I said it, he loved the idea.”
Rice also said crafting the song hardly took him any time.
“It happened easy. The best ones usually happen easy for me, anyway,” Chase Rice said. “I wrote in about an hour, hour-and-a-half; did a vocal on the bus.”