Chase Rice Defends His Decision to Host a Live, In-Person Concert

A number of country music stars have been criticized by their fellow artists after putting fans and venue staff at risk by holding concerts. Country music star Chase Rice performed a concert in Nashville with no social distancing, and seemingly not a single concertgoer wore a mask. Fellow singer Kelsea Ballerini and a healthcare worker called out Rice on social media. Rice responded by saying everyone had a blast. Another star, Chris Janson, held a concert in Idaho and plans another in Kentucky.