Nashville is filled with  young country performers just trying to catch a break and land a shot at getting their songs heard on the radio. For Chase Bryant, that dream came true right out of the gate as his 2014 debut single, “Take It On Back,” became a top 10 hit.

He followed it up with the top five hit, “Little Bit of You,” in 2015.

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Looks like he had it made, right?

As we now learn from his new Instagram post, that early success was a bit of a mixed blessing for him.

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To : You // From : The Real Me

A post shared by Chase Bryant (@iamchasebryant) on

Now, Chase admits he thought he’d had it all figured out when he saw his songs racing up the charts.

Chase writes, “In my early 20s, I had witnessed my first top 10 single, followed by a top 5. By no means had I shattered records by a landslide, changed the world or even changed as much as the street I was living on. In my head I thought I did. I thought I had done something that was never supposed to happen to a guy like me. I let it all go to my head like I swore I never would. It got the absolute best of me, and I toted my charisma like I was some sort of superhero.”

Unfortunately, the hits stopped coming for Chase as his next two singles didn’t make the top 40 at country radio.

He continues, “All of a sudden, I wake up and realize with good can come troubling times. I accepted that there was a road I was supposed to be traveling that I wasn’t at the time.”

Chase is now making music with hopes of connecting with his fans on a very real level.

“My dreams have never changed, but now I just want to be me,” Chase writes. “I want to be more honest than I ever had the guts to be. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the studio these past few months cutting music that I am so thrilled about, and to just simply be a part of! To say I’m ready for you to hear this would be an understatement. Together, you and I are going to do big things! Together! I couldn’t do any of this alone.”

With that, Chase goes on to reintroduce himself to the public.

He writes, “I’m Chase Bryant. I’m from Orange Grove, Texas. Population: 1288. Grew up on South Eugenia Street. I’m different and so are you. That’s what makes us special in our own little ways! God made you and I this way, and I really believe he made me to play country music. Thanks for hanging in there with me. It’s going to be really fun. I promise.”

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Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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