“When It Rains” (written by award winning songwriters Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Trevor Rosen & LeAnn Phelan).
Likens turns to George Jones & George Strait to help him forget the pain of losing love and healing a broken heart. With the unapologetically country artist that Chase Likens is and his West Virginia roots, you can’t escape the feel that you are right there with him. Like hearing the rain on an old tin roof, the sound of Chase’s voice is familiar and warms the all too familiar story of love lost. Getting lost in Chase’s voice brings you closer to his heart. And his heart is and will always be singing and performing. His powerful vocal and emotional plea to wash away the hurt is Pure Chase Likens.
A native of the Appalachian Mountains, Chase started singing at a very early age, winning singing competitions and following the inevitable path of music. When his West Virginia family and friends urged him to try out for American Idol, he landed a spot in the top 16 (8 in male category). Chase spent a few years on the road, performing every spot on the map. His love for the audience and fans is the true nature of any genuine artist.
Chase shared, “I loved it, I never got tired of singing and meeting new people, new fans.” The 6’3” natural born talent has been preparing for this his entire life; not that it mattered, because fate has a way of taking you with it. And Likens followed. With Kevin Beamish, Record Producer/Engineer/Mixer, Chase found the perfect place to bring his music home. Idol?
That was Chase the boy. This, is Chase the man.
Nashville producer Kevin Beamish became a champion, friend, and collaborator to Chase for several years. In 2019, the finally found the right time to record. Beamish has worked with a wide variety of artists across the musical spectrum including REO Speedwagon, Kenny Chesney, and Reba. His producer credits have collectively sold over 100 million records including the coveted Diamond Award.