Chase Rice debuts ‘Oklahoma’ featuring Southall

Rice returns to the studio to begin in 2024

As he kicks off 2024 in the studio recording newly-crafted music, diamond-certified singer/songwriter Chase Rice continues to celebrate 2023’s critically acclaimed album I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell with the release of the official music video for fan-favorite track “Oklahoma” featuring Southall. Filmed across three dates during his recently wrapped Way Down Yonder Tour, the video adds a visually stunning component to the standout song.

“This song was inspired by a trip I took to Oklahoma where I ended up staying for about a week longer than I was supposed to, bird hunting and playing music,” reflects Rice. “When we recorded it with Read Southall – who is as Oklahoma as it gets – we just let everyone keep jamming out to finish the song. That created this really cool moment that fans have embraced at our shows, so we wanted to capture that live energy in this video and celebrate everyone who has come out to see us on the road.”

“It was an opportunity to shed light on the somewhat obscure reasons I hold my home state of Oklahoma so near and dear to my heart,” adds Southall. “At first thought of the collaboration, I will admit, I was a little nervous. I hardly ever write with other songwriters. However, after the recording process and hearing it all come together, I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of it.”

Rice once again collaborated on the video with director Kaiser Cunningham, who also directed the critically acclaimed feature for fellow standout album track “Bench Seat.” The emotionally charged short film spotlighting addiction and mental health earned widespread recognition at film festivals both across the US and internationally, with 31 selections and 16 awards at events including the Cannes World Film Festival, Oniros Film Festival, Benelux International Film Festival and more.

Buddy Iahn
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