Drinkin' Beer. Talkin' God. Amen

Album: The Album (2020)
Charted: 24
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  • When the coronavirus pandemic struck America in mid-March 2020, Chase Rice had to cancel his plans to tour his new album. Though disappointed, he found a silver lining in the situation.

    Sittin' here, drinkin' beer, talkin' God, Amen
    Killing time, living life with some downhome friends
    When the world's gone crazy, man, it all makes sense
    Sittin' here, drinkin' beer, talkin' God, Amen, Amen

    Rice explained to American Songwriter the song is a celebration of the year everybody has been forced to have. "I've sat around more fires and dinner tables," he said. "I've had more deep conversations with friends and made friends that weren't friends before."

    "I can't think of a better song to celebrate 2020, as opposed to people continuing to say it's been the worst year ever," Rice added. "It has been brutal - but also a blessing."
  • The song is a collaboration with Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard. The three go back a long way - Rice knew Kelley as a child, and they played Little League together. Later, upon first arriving in Nashville, he moved into a house with Hubbard and Rice, and co-wrote FGL's "Cruise" in 2012. This song is their first collaboration since that Diamond-certified smash hit.
  • Rice penned "Drinkin' Beer" with Cale Dodds, Hunter Phelps, and Florida-Georgia Line's producer, Corey Crowder, on a tour bus. "We wrote the song and really believed in it," he told Radio.com. "I wanted to produce a song with FGL for a long time. We worked together way back in the day and we used to live together when I first moved to Nashville and before they were Florida Georgia Line."

    "It was a perfect fit for us to get in there and produce this song together," Rice added.
  • Rice came under fire when he promoted the song on a November 29, 2020 tweet by joking he has coronavirus.

    "Just lost my taste and smell. Weird," he tweeted regarding a common COVID-19 symptom. "Also, dropping a single at midnight."

    This is not the first time Rice got involved in a COVID controversy. Back in June 2020, some of the country star's fellow musicians called him out for holding a concert for 4000 fans that appeared to lack social distancing measures.
  • When Chase Rice sat down with Cale Dodds, Hunter Phelps, and Corey Crowder at the start of their session, he went through his phone and found a note that read "Drinkin' Beer. Talkin' God. Amen."

    "We wrote the hell out of it, it worked it," the country star recalled to Rob + Holly's Friday Night Takeover. "It was an easy write, that's when you know you've got something pretty special."
  • TK McKamy filmed the song's music video at an old tobacco barn on Rice's Nashville property. The clip illustrates the simple pleasures celebrated in the song's lyrics among longtime friends.


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