Railfest 2015 is coming to downtown Texarkana Saturday, May 16, at Front Street Plaza. Kicker 102.5 is proud to present Chase Rice in concert with very special guest The Dusty Rose Band. Chase is one of the hottest new acts in country music today and is getting ready to go on the road with superstar with Kenny Chesney. He is also nominated for the 2014  New Artist of the Year at the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards in April. Look for Chase Rice on ABC's Good Morning America on Monday, March 23, as he performs his newest single "Gonna Wanna Tonight" from his debut album "Ignite."

Here's the music video via Vevo.

Voting is still underway to help Chase Rice win an ACM Award for "New Artist of the Year."

Take a look at this video.

Rice has an interesting background. He was a sports fanatic throughout his high school and college days and played linebacker for the University of North Carolina football team. However, an injury eventually sidelined his football career, and it was then that Rice finally picked up a guitar and began writing songs. After graduating from college, Rice took a job as part of the NASCAR Hendrick Motorsports pit crew, playing out in the bars of Charlotte whenever he could, and flying to Nashville on the weekends to take part in songwriter sessions.

In 2010, he popped onto the scene when he was a contestant on the hit TV show "Survivor: Nicaragua," eventually finishing second in the competition. Rice eventually released a six-song EP, "Country as Me," in 2011, following it up with the full-length "Dirt Road Communion" a year later in 2012.

But it was writing the song, "Cruise," for Florida-Georgia Line, that really kick-started his career. The song was released in 2012 and topped the country charts reaching number four on the overall chart.

Signed to Columbia Nashville, Rice released his major-label debut, "Ignite the Night," in August of 2014. It debuted at number one on the country music charts and sent his single, "Ready Set Roll," into the country chart's Top Five.

Here's the video.

NEW THIS YEAR: Admission to Railfest will be FREE, but if you want a ticket to see the Chase Rice concert TODAY (3/18) is the last day to get then for only $10.

Price goes up to $15 beginning tomorrow (March 19).

For more information about Railfest and how you can get tickets for the concert, see our Events page.

(Source:CMT.com)