Song highlight: “Carolina Can” by: Chase Rice

Chase Rice is a Carolina boy and his song “Carolina Can” damn sure is a Carolina song. In the song Chase pulls memories from his college days at UNC and name checks a couple locally famous locations such as the He’s not Here bar in Chappel Hill, the main drag of Franklin Street and the coast with Wrightsville beach. Chase should know a lot about Carolina since he was born and raised here, first going to Reynolds High School in Asheville then playing football at UNC. The songs talks about how Chase needs to get back home to Carolina saying “this six string dream on a crazy course  has got my compus losing north and I need someone to remind me who I am oh Carolina can” He even name drops James Taylor saying “mr. Taylor she ain’t only on your mind”. Overall this song challenges James Taylor’s hit “Carolina in my mind” and Niel Diamonds “Sweet Caroline” for the unofficial theme song of the Carolinas.


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