Attendees at the Key West Songwriters Festival will have two opportunities to catch Jesse Rice, a writer on the RIAA Diamond certified longest-running Billboard #1 Cruise. This festival brings Nashville songwriters to the warm beaches of Florida and will feature Jesse Rice in both an outdoor and on- the-sea experience for fans.
“I look forward to this event every year,” says Jesse Rice. “It’s like a family reunion down there. So many writer friends, great performances and I’ve left with some great co-writes.”
Jesse, in true island style, transports audiences on a journey to seashores with copper-tone beach goers sharing beers and umbrella drinks. Full details are below:
Date: Thursday, May 11
Doors: 2 PM
Venue: The Inn at Key West
Address: 3420 North Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL
Date: Friday, May 12
Venue: Fury Sunset Sail (SOLD OUT)
Check In: 6 PM
Departs: 6:30 PM
About Jesse Rice
Jesse Rice was reared in the historic river town of Conway, SC, about 15 minutes northwest of Myrtle Beach. He moved to Music City in 2002 and began honing his songwriting skills while working at EMI Music Publishing. He would quickly network with rising artists and writers and secured his first publishing agreement in 2007 with Artist Revolution. His first #1 came with the co-penned tune Cruise by Florida Georgia Line. It would go on to sell more than 10 million singles/downloads to receive the Diamond certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. It would also become Billboard’s longest running #1 single and took home ACM, AMA, CMA, Billboard, BMI and SESAC awards. His songs have been cut by Florida Georgia Line, Nelly, Chase Rice, Kristian Bush of Sugarland and Colt Ford. Jesse has also co-written with top-talent like Lady Antebellum, Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi, Florida Georgia Line, Colt Ford and Chase Rice. His last release The Pirate Sessions I & II featured guest appearances by Florida Georgia Line and Chase Rice. The Pirate Sessions III premiered at online retailers on Friday, January 27 peaking at #5 on the iTunes Country Albums Charts. He scored a Radio A1A Trop Rock #1 with the lead single Hangout with a Hangover.