It’s Thursday, readers!
To get you ready for the weekend, Celeb Secrets Country is introducing you to icy blue-eyed country singer songwriter Travis Rice, whose new single “Women, Water and Beer” is the perfect song to add to your Memorial Day playlist.
The upbeat, country-rooted song, led by Rice’s signature baritone sound, was written by this affable country artist and produced by Noah Henson (producer for Kane Brown’s EP Closer and guitarist for Brantley Gilbert).
“Women, Water and Beer” serves as an ode to his small town life and love for the summer. “This is such a fun song. I feel like it paints the perfect picture of what it means to enjoy the simple things in life,” says Rice. “I grew up in a tiny community outside of Crossville, TN and you learn to enjoy the simplicity and the good times you can have with friends.”
Celeb Secrets Country caught up with Travis to talk about his single, his upcoming album, and the process behind his music. He even talked about his obsession with Thomas Rhett‘s “Die A Happy Man,” his musical inspirations, and his secret shooting clay pigeons skill — make sure to read the full Q&A below!
Travis Rice will be participating in the 2016 CMA Music Festival in Nashville this year, signing autographs inside the Music City Center on Thursday, June 9th from 4-5pm and Sunday, June 12th from 3-4pm. For more information on Travis Rice, visit his official website at travisricemusic.com.
Celeb Secrets Country: Are you currently obsessed with any songs, movies, etc.?
Travis Rice: “I love Die a Happy Man! As far as movies go, I’d have to say Deadpool was a surprise love of mine!”
Celeb Secrets Country: What is the process like behind your music?
Travis Rice: “As a songwriter, I am always on the lookout for new material. I am inspired by everything around me and influenced by what I am going through at any particular time in my life. I also have a great team (producer, publicist, booking agent) in place and rely on them to help me put out the best version of Travis Rice Music!”
Celeb Secrets Country: Who inspired you to become the artist you are today?
Travis Rice: “The fans! I have been blessed with great fans – they always keep me pushing to the next level and find new ways to connect with them! I’ve started running contests on my social media, I have an upcoming social media series and I’m also incorporating my fans in my next lyric video, When The Fish Didn’t Bite, in time for Father’s Day. They are submitting their fishing photos and I encourage you to do the same. Email your photos to TravisRiceVideo@gmail.com by June 13th.”
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Celeb Secrets Country: What can fans expect from your upcoming album?
Travis Rice: “Another chapter in my life! Expect to hear stories about what the last few years of my life has been about. It’s been a good few years, so this album is going to be fun!!”
Celeb Secrets Country: Can you describe your album in 3 words?
Travis Rice: “Let’s go with Women, Water and Beer ;)”
Celeb Secrets Country: What song are you most excited to perform live?
Travis Rice: “I love performing my single Women, Water and Beer because of the energy that is packed in to it! The crowd catches on really quickly and starts singing right along in no time!”
Celeb Secrets Country: What are the top 3 artists you would love to work with in the future?
Travis Rice: “Garth Brooks, Reba, and Vince Gill.”
Celeb Secrets Country: For the people who have yet to discover you, why should they give your music a chance?
Travis Rice: “If you enjoy listening to real stories about real life, then give me a listen and see if we connect!”
Celeb Secrets Country: Since we are Celeb Secrets, do you have a secret or a hidden talent you’d like to tell us about?
Travis Rice: “Hidden Talent?… I am pretty decent at shooting clay pigeons!!”