Spanning seven tracks in total, The Album Part I includes Rice’s current single, the starry-eyed “Lonely If You Are.” Elsewhere, he splices Imagine Dragons, Bruce Hornsby, and John Mellencamp for a story of restless youth in “American Nights” that was co-written by Better Than Ezra’s Kevin Griffin, Boys Like Girls’ Martin Johnson, and Francois Tetaz. “Everywhere” shows him to be adept at Sam Hunt’s signature sing-talking style of delivery. And the anthemic “Best Night Ever” recalls a night of spontaneous romance with the mix of clarity and nostalgia that drove Taylor Swift’s early country offerings. Rice had a hand in writing four of the seven songs.
“I chose to call this The Album because it’s the first thing I would encourage someone to listen to if they want to know who I am as an artist,” says Rice in a release. “My career has been such a rollercoaster journey, but it’s all led to this moment and these songs.”
Rice is currently touring Europe but will return to the U.S. to support Brantley Gilbert for select dates of the Fire’t Up Tour. A second installment of The Album is expected later in 2020.
Chase Rice – The Album Part I track listing:
- “American Nights” (Kevin Griffin, Martin Johnson; produced by Martin Johnson)
- “Lonely If You Are” (Chase Rice, Lindsay Rimes, Hunter Phelps; produced by Chris DeStefano and Chase Rice)
- “Everywhere” (Chase Rice, Zachary Kale, James McNair; produced by Zachary Kale)
- “Best Night Ever” (Chase Rice, Chris DeStefano, Matt Jenkins; produced by Chris DeStefano)
- “Messy” (Seth Ennis, Kylie Sackley; produced by Chris DeStefano)
- “In the Car” (Chase Rice, Jesse Rice, Hunter Phelps, Mark Holman; produced by Chris DeStefano)
- “Forever to Go” (Jordan Minton, Casey Brown, Geoffrey Warburton; produced by Casey Brown)