Jesse Rice

Jesse has taken home ACM, AMA, CMA, Billboard, BMI, SESAC and Trop Rock Music Awards. This Billboard Top 40 charting artist was also honored to see his co-penned song A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega featured on Ashley McBryde’s Grammy nominated album Girl Going Nowhere. He was reared in the historic river town of Conway, SC about 15 minutes northwest of Myrtle Beach, moved to Music City in 2002 and his first #1 came with the co-penned tune Cruise by Florida Georgia Line. It would go on to sell more than 12 million singles/downloads to become the only country song ever to receive a Diamond Certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. It would also hold the record as Billboard’s longest running #1 single for six years and took home ACM, AMA, CMA, Billboard, BMI and SESAC awards. Jesse’s songs have been cut by Florida Georgia Line, Nelly, Chase Rice, Kristian Bush of Sugarland, Ashley McBryde and Colt Ford. He’s also co-written with top-talent like Lady A, Dan + Shay, Cole Swindell, Russell Dickerson, Jon Pardi, Florida Georgia Line, Colt Ford, Sam Hunt and Chase Rice. As an artist, he launched the first installment of his “The Pirates Sessions” projects, The Pirate Sessions I & II, in 2012 featuring guest appearances by Florida Georgia Line and Chase Rice. The Pirate Sessions III premiered in 2017 peaking at #5 on the iTunes Country Albums Charts, and featured Michael Ray, Russell Dickerson and Love & Theft. He would score a Radio A1A Trop Rock #1 with the lead single, Hangout with a Hangover. The second release, Hope Town, secured regular rotation on Sirius XM’s Radio Margaritaville. The impact of this project not only secured him a performance slot at the 2017 Trop Rock Music Awards, but also resulted in him winning the “Horizon Award” at the ceremony. Jesse carried on The Pirate Sessions legacy launching The Pirate Sessions IV in March 2019. The project, once again, sailed Jesse inside the Top-5 on the iTunes Country Album Charts. He also notched his first solo project appearance on the Billboard Country Album Charts Top 40 with this “Hot Shot Debut” on April 1, 2019. The first release, Go Away Cloud, has spent multiple weeks at #1 on the Radio A1A charts and is featured in regular rotation on Sirius XM’s Radio Margaritaville. His new album called The Pirate Sessions V was just released on March 17, 2023.

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