Country Singer Chase Rice Shares Video of Packed Tennessee Concert — Backlash Ensues

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Country singers Chase Rice and Chris Janson are taking heat online for packed concerts in Tennessee.

As coronavirus cases are rising throughout the South, Rice shared a video of his audience in Tennessee. The video was taken from the stage and panned over a massive audience with the caption – “We back.” The video clip attracted tons of attention on social media.

Fellow country singer and songwriter Kelsea Ballerini led the charge in criticizing Chase Rice.

“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,” she tweeted directly at Rice. “We all want (and need) to tour. We just care about our fans and their families enough to wait.”

Many people at the Chase Rice concert were not wearing a mask. Country singer Chris Janson also shared a video of a show he played on Saturday night. In that video, it’s hard to tell if any of the concert-goers are wearing masks or not. After Rice began taking heat for sharing his video, Janson deleted his video footage from Instagram.

Several bars and restaurants have been cited in the Nashville area for opening beyond capacity. Bonnaroo officially canceled its 2020 year after postponing the event to September. Coronavirus new cases are rising rapidly in Tennessee. This screen capture is taken from Google’s numbers just this morning. You can see the massive spike in COVID-19 new cases will likely continue.

Reports suggest around 4,000 people attended the Chris Rice concert in eastern Tennessee.

The Brushy Mountain Group (BMG) hosted the concert at the Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary. BMG told Variety that “all local requirements were abided by for the recent concert.” The Group also denies that there were 4,000 people in attendance.

“We drastically reduced our maximum venue capacity of 10,000 to 4,000 maximum capacity. Lower than the state’s advisement of 50%. Less than 1,000 [people] in attendance on Saturday night, providing ample space in the outdoor lawn area for fans to spread out to their own comfort level,” a BMG spokesperson says.

BMG also says all fans were given temperature checks and free hand sanitizer before being admitted. Bandanas were sold on-site for those concerned about COVID-19 spread. Massive concerts like this are already tied to spreading COVID-19 among the community. Florida is a growing hot spot, and much of the state is now shutting down because of super-spreaders.

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    Dr. Faucibreath

    The chance of any of those attendees dying from CV: ZERO.

    Quarantine the sick. I will NOT wear a mask.

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      Burt

      Zero, huh? Not only do you not know medicine, science or numbers, but you lack common sense. The only zero is your intelligence.

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        Dr. Faucibreath

        Show me your stats, bubba. I am waiting.

        Absent existing complications, the chance is ZERO for under 30. Over 50% do not even know they have it. 98% recover, far better than seasonal flu. And, the vast majority who died were in nursing homes—where Cuomo forced CV patients to reside. Why aren’t you flipping out over that?

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          Burt

          Bubba? Ha! You’re really a disaster of a person. Do your own research. It’s out there. Start with over 500,000 dead worldwide, 124k+ in the US alone (more than a normal flu, so don’t try that) in 4 months. Look at countries who have followed social distancing and wearing masks to see their numbers are virtually gone, drastically down or controlled. It’s not hard to find real information, but so much easier for you to make things up.

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            Dr. Faucibreath

            124k dead? HA! You actually believe that?

            The number is now admittedly GROSSLY overinflated. Even liberal health organizations admit that the number is closer to 60k—far fewer than the seasonal flu.

            And, I noticed you ignored Cuomo’s death sentences in nursing homes. He should be your target, bubba.

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    Joel

    Not trying to be political.

    But where was the pile-on for the thousands of BLM protests?

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      Burt

      Not trying, but you deliberately were. BLM protesters, if you looked, mostly wore masks. Through science and contact tracing, the uptick in cases was not due to protests, but from others. There are many articles about this.

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        Joel

        I’m not even from your country so I was just asking. It seems like America has a crazy double standard in my opinion. I guess I did see the masks on many protesters and also many looters and people taking down the statues, so I am seeing your point. But I am wondering why no one seems to be even raising this as a problem when you could not even go into a bar or even eat outside in a restaurant with a mask in the U.S.?

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          Burt

          The real problem stems from those citizens who make a choice to not wear a mask, or not social distance because they feel it is a sign of weakness, or one that takes their freedom. We see it at beaches, parties, bars, etc. Then wait a week or so and…surprise, another spike in cases. The argument is always the same – it’s only a cold, a flu. Well, it may be until that person or someone they love dies (or someone they don’t know who got the virus from their poor choices innocently). It’s a real mess.

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    Burt

    Dr. Faucibreath provides false information and consistently tries to divert the actual topic to something else. Cuomo, in this case. Please, just stop. You’ve already proven time and time again that you’re a ranting lunatic.

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    restless94110

    Since there are 3 confirmed cures for COVID, it doesn’t matter that there was a concert, and all backlash should be ignored as hysterical stupidity.

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      Burt

      Yeah, I didn’t think so. It’s your m.o. to duck and run when you get called out on false info.

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