Country singer Chase Rice is under fire for holding a big concert in Tennessee on Saturday night where fans were left unmasked and neglected at a social distance.
Hundreds, if not thousands, of people saw Rice perform at the Brushy Mountain state penitentiary – a former prison turned museum and concert venue – in Petros, about 150 miles from Nashville.
Chase Rice captured the crowd in his Instagram story, writing “We back” as he moved the camera over the crowd.
Nobody in the movie seemed to be wearing a mask and the fans were standing shoulder to shoulder.
The new Brushy Mountain State penitentiary reopened on May 1 and, according to their website, said they “will observe the guidelines on social distancing.”
Country singer Kelsea Ballerini blew Rice’s decision to play the show on Sunday.
“Imagine being selfish enough to put thousands of people’s health at risk, not to mention the potential chain effect, and to play a NORMAL concert right now,” written on Twitter.
“@ChaseRiceMusic, We all want (and need) a tour. We only care about our fans and their families long enough to wait. “
Another country singer-songwriter, Mickey Guyton, tweeted: “An absolute selfish act. Too bad for him. “
Rice’s concert came the day after Tennessee recorded its highest daily increase in coronavirus cases, 1,410, according to The Tennessean.