Ready for the middle stop on a Carolinas weekend, Chase Bryant will “Take It On Back” for a free concert at 9 p.m. Friday at The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill, along the Intracoastal Waterway, just west of Myrtle Beach.
Riding on his debut Top 10 hit from the past month, Bryant is to perform Thursday in Greensboro, N.C., and head to Charlotte, N.C., for Saturday. He also will return to the coastal area April 1 to play Ziggy’s by the Sea in Wilmington, N.C.
A native of Orange Grove, Texas, near Corpus Christi, Bryant’s branch on a musical family tree has blossomed, enriched from roots laid by a grandfather who played piano for Glen Campbell and the late Roy Orbison, Waylon Jennings and Buddy Holly, and two uncles — Jeff and Junior Bryant — who started Ricochet, with hits in the 1990s.
Like Billy Ray Cyrus and the Alabama Theatre’s Greg Rowles — playing left-handed guitar — Bryant, promoting his EP released in September on Red Bow Records, fielded a few questions after a flight Wednesday afternoon to Nashville, Tenn.: