Chase Race, an 2015 Academy of Country Music nominee, is coming to Texarkana on May 16 to perform for Railfest 2015 at Front Street Plaza. Rice is one of the hottest new acts in country music today and tickets are on sale for just $10 -- but only for a limited time. Go to our events page now to buy tickets while the price is so low.

And new this year, Railfest is free to the public! You only need tickets to the concert.

Born in Florida and raised on a farm in Asheville, N.C., Rice 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 picked up a guitar and began writing songs.

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 released "Country as Me," in 2011 following it up with "Dirt Road Communion" a year later.

But it was co-writing the song, "Cruise," for Florida-Georgia Line, that really kick-started his career. That song reached number four on the overall charts.

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.

Rice just released his second single "Gonna Wanna Tonight."

For more information about Railfest 2015 and how you can get tickets for the concert, see our Events page.