Rice shared footage from her show, held Saturday at Penny Brushy Mountain State Church in Petros, Tennessee, on Instagram stories, which disappeared after 24 hours.
The video has since been shared on several other social media accounts.
Brushy Mountain is a former prison more than 130 miles east of Nashville that has been converted into a museum and concert venue.
The video showed a larger masked crowd dancing together, singing and jumping as Rice, 34, shouted at her from the stage.
When contacted by CNN for comment, a spokesman for Rice forwarded a statement from Brian May, vice president of Brushy Mountain Group, saying, “All local requirements have been identified for the recent concert, and numerous precautions have been taken.”
“We have drastically reduced our maximum seating capacity from 10,000 to 4,000 maximum capacity (below the state council by 50%) with less than 1,000 (954 tickets sold with 809 tickets scanned) in attendance on Saturday evening to provide a ample space in the outdoor lawn area for the lanterns disappears up to its own level of comfort, ”the statement read. “All guests were given temperature checks before entering the venue and manual sanitizer was provided at all entrances.”
Vendors and staff “were advised to wear masks and gloves when interacting with guests, and bandages were available for on-site purchase,” according to the statement, but the venue was “unable to make up the recommended physical distance in.” the sign posted throughout the property and looking for future alternative scenarios that will also protect the participants, the artists and their crews and our employees ”.
Local government officials did not immediately respond to CNN’s request to confirm whether the organizers had complied with local requirements.
Fele Country artist Kelsea Ballerini criticized Rice in a tweet for advocating through the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Imagine being selfish enough to put the health of thousands of people, not to mention the potential ripple effects, and playing a NORMAL country concert right now,” Ballerini, 26, tweeted. “@ChaseRiceMusic, We all want (and need) tours. We just care about our fans and their families enough to wait.”
Another country singer, Mickey Guyton, 37, posted a tweet in response to “An absolute selfish act. Shame on him.”
Artists across the music industry have had to stop turning to account for the health crisis while festivals, shows and events have been canceled or gone virtually.
In March, he lamented being in quarantine with a song titled “Dear Crown.”
“Dear Crown, I don’t know the heart of a country fan / You know we don’t give a damn,” Rice sang in the video she posted. “So you can reschedule Stagecoach / But you have to understand / That you don’t know the heart of a country fan.”