Chase Rice Shoots Bow and Arrow for ‘Backstage Sunday Fun’

by Jennifer Shea
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Chase Rice decided to break out the bow and arrow for a little Sunday fun.

The country music singer and TV personality posted to his social media accounts a photo of himself preparing to shoot a bow and arrow on Sunday. “Backstage Sunday fun,” he tweeted. “Football and hunting… Most beautiful time of the year.” 

Rice on hunting and football

Rice is a former linebacker. He played for the University of North Carolina before he found success as a country musician.

He is also an unabashed hunter who has previously posted pictures of himself during hunting season.

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The posts were an opportunity for Rice to change the subject after a spate of bad publicity over the summer.

Courting controversy

Rice became the target of criticism by fellow musicians after he played to a tightly packed crowd in Petros, Tennessee this June. The Los Angeles Times reported that many fans there went maskless.  

“Imagine being selfish enough to put thousands of people’s health at risk, not to mention the potential ripple effect, and play a NORMAL country concert right now,” pop singer Kelsea Ballerini said, according to UPI. “We all want (and need) to tour. We just care about our fans and their families enough to wait.”

John Darnielle of the rock band The Mountain Goats also chimed in.

“The people in this audience, along with the presenters of this show, are assuring that conscientious musicians won’t be able to work their jobs for a while, and that conscientious audiences won’t be able to see shows for the foreseeable,” he tweeted.

A spokesperson for the Tennessee venue Rice played told the Times there were less than 1,000 fans at the concert, and all attendees had to undergo temperature checks to get into the venue.

Rice played the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre in Youngstown, Ohio this Sunday. A concert organizer told WKBN there would be fewer people in attendance than normal, with social distancing and masks required.

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