You may know him from his debut single, “Take It On Back,” or his recent Top 5 hit “Little Bit of You,” but Chase Bryant wants you to get to know him just a little bit more. The nephew of Ricochet’s (“Daddy’s Money”) Jeff and Junior Bryant, Chase has been getting tips on the road from some heavy hitters like Billy Currington and Tim McGraw this past year. For the Nash Country Daily Q&A, we caught up with Chase to talk about some really important issues like braces, breakfast and the vacation that changed his life.
What did you have for breakfast this morning?
One oats and honey granola bar.
And the last movie you saw?
What are three of your tour bus must-haves?
I have to have my dog, Harley, and I always have to have my guitar . . . and I can’t get enough of coconut water.
How many hair products do you currently have in the bathroom of your tour bus?
Too many to count.
Who gave you your first guitar?
Do you remember the best vacation you ever took with your family?
Yep, the one we took to Nashville. It changed my life.
Who was your country crush as a kid?
Definitely Shania Twain, without a doubt [laughs].
You have great teeth. Did you ever wear braces?
Nope. I have never had braces. I was born with these teeth.
What is your favorite perk of being a rising country music star?
Sometimes it’s just the random gifts you get from fans when you are out on the road. Right now, fans are getting me a lot of stuff for my dog—everything from shampoo and treats to diapers.
What is the craziest fan encounter you have had lately?
People randomly walking onto my tour bus.
What is the best advice Tim McGraw has given you while out on tour together?
He always tells me: “It’s not always the one who is the most talented that will succeed, most of the time it’s the one who works the hardest.”
What have you found to be the most annoying part of the music business?
Oh gosh, I have about 15 or 20 of them right about now [laughs]. I guess mainly how when you are young, people tell you “no” a lot.
Chase photo by Weston Heflin/BBR Music Group