Nashville Standout Jacob Rice Releases Sophomore EP

(Los Angeles, CA) May 24th, 2023 - Rising country artist Jacob Rice is making waves in the music industry with his latest project. The highly anticipated 5-song EP, "Open Tabs At Empty Bars," was released on May 19th, showcasing Rice's growth as a songwriter and artist since his debut release, "Whatever Floats Your Boat." Fans can now immerse themselves in this captivating collection of songs celebrating carefree summer days and good times.

With "Open Tabs At Empty Bars," Rice demonstrates his versatility and artistry, drawing inspiration from personal experiences and the rich tapestry of country music. The EP offers a musical journey that transports listeners to moments of joy, heartache, and self-reflection. Each track is meticulously crafted, combining bouncy melodies, crafted hooks, and relatable lyrics that resonate with audiences.

One standout collaboration on the EP is the infectious country tune "Picture This," created in partnership with Justin Klump. The song delivers an upbeat blend of country vibes that is sure to put a smile on anyone's face and lift their spirits.

Another noteworthy track is "Hurt People," which offers a poignant exploration of heartache while encouraging resilience and strength in the face of pain. It serves as a reminder that it's okay to feel broken sometimes and embrace the emotional journey with courage.

"5 O'Clock Shadow" is the foundation for Rice's upcoming eight-song project in 2023.  It captures the essence of country music, highlighting his appreciation for life's simple pleasures, such as enjoying a cold beer under the roof of a beach bar. With its catchy melody and relatable lyrics, "5 O'Clock Shadow" is destined to become a favorite and a must-listen for those seeking to unwind and embrace the good times.

The opening track, “Float To,” is an easy introduction sonically. The song is sure to transport anyone listening to a carefree sunny day. With lines such as “Something we can rock the boat to.” and “Something that makes her wanna slip off, to a bikini and some flip flops,” Float To is a perfect transition from Rice’s debut EP “Whatever Floats Your Boat.”

Last but not least, “Mean It” delivers a sincere and upbeat vibe. This song clearly indicates that Rice has found his unique and special place in country music. For the fans of his debut release, “Mean It” will feel like home.

Returning to work with his debut EP's producer, James Sinclair-Stott, Rice is excited to build upon their past success with "Whatever Floats Your Boat." With his upcoming EP, "Open Tabs At Empty Bars," Rice aims to provide the perfect soundtrack for a summer filled with unforgettable moments.

"Open Tabs At Empty Bars" is now available on Spotify and all major streaming platforms, allowing fans to dive into Rice's latest musical offering. Please visit his official website for the latest updates on Jacob Rice's music, performances, and upcoming releases.

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