Jesse Rice is an award-winning writer and artist whose work has taken home ACM, AMA, CMA, Billboard, BMI, SESAC and Trop Rock Music Awards. Most recently, this Billboard Top 40 charting artist was honored to see his co-penned song A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega featured on Ashley McBryde’s Grammy nominated album Girl Going Nowhere.
Jesse, moved to Music City in 2002 and would quickly network with rising artists and writers and his first #1 came with the co-penned tune Cruise by Florida Georgia Line. It would hold the record as Billboard’s longest running #1 single for four years.
He launched The Pirate Sessions I & II, 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. He would score a Radio A1A Trop Rock #1 with the lead single, Hangout with a Hangover. The second release, Hope Town, not only secured him a slot at the 2017 Trop Rock Music Awards, but also resulted in him being awarded 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 10 on the iTunes Country Album Charts. He also notched his first solo project on the Billboard Country Album charts with a Top 40 “Hot Shot Debut” on April 1, 2019. The first release, Go Away Cloud, has spent multiple weeks at #1 on the Radio A1A charts.