NASHVILLE, TN. – (May 17th, 2021) – Ahead of his performance of current Top 20-and-climbing single “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.” on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” this evening, multi-Platinum entertainer Chase Rice has revealed to fans that the final chapter of his multi-part project, The Album, is officially set to arrive May 28th 2021.
Rice first surprised fans with The Album Part I in January 2020 while touring the UK/Europe, releasing seven songs (including Top 10 hit “Lonely If You Are”) with the promise of more to follow shortly thereafter. The Album Part II brought four additional songs, part of Rice’s desire to give fans new music more frequently than traditional album cycles allow. Available on all digital and streaming platforms on May 28th, the full project will include all 11 previously released songs in addition to “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.” (featuring Florida Georgia Line) and three brand new songs.
“It’s crazy to look back now and see the journey this album has taken us on throughout writing and recording it,” notes Rice. “We shared so many of these songs with the fans as they were being written and got their input along the way – so it’s their journey that lives in these, too. I think this new music will always mean a bit more to me since it has carried us all through some strange and uncertain times.”
With a wide range of themes and musical influences throughout the project, Billboard praises Rice’s “deftness at melding a number of styles, while always staying firmly within-country confines,” remarking that “Rice has a way of having storytelling details tumble from his lips, his portraits created quickly and efficiently.”
From Part I opener “American Nights,” planting a flag in the eclectic new territory while celebrating a nation of diversity, to standout tracks “Messy” and “Forever To Go” as well as the uplifting “Belong,” a timely message which Rice added to Part II in direct response to the uncertainty caused by the worldwide pandemic, the Tennessean commends the project’s breadth of “stories from uncontrollable longing to time-tested love.”
Brand new on The Album is “The Nights,” which sees Rice acknowledge the difficulty of moving on, toggling between singing and speaking to emphasise his most vulnerable moments; “Bedroom,” a sultry midtempo ode to romance; and “If I Didn’t Have You,” a reflective track that recognises the way our loved ones push us to be the best versions of ourselves.
Fans will have the chance to hear the new music live as Rice joins Kane Brown on the NBA arena Blessed & Free Tour at the top of 2022. For a full list of dates and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
The Album Track List: Produced by Chris DeStefano & Chase Rice unless otherwise noted
1. American Nights (Kevin Griffin, Martin Johnson, Francois Tetaz; produced by Martin Johnson) 2. Lonely If You Are (Chase Rice, Lindsay Rimes, Hunter Phelps) 3. Everywhere (Chase Rice, Zachary Kale, James McNair; produced by Zachary Kale) 4. Best Night Ever (Chase Rice, Chris DeStefano, Matt Jenkins) 5. Messy (Seth Ennis, Kylie Sackley) 6. In The Car (Chase Rice, Jesse Rice, Hunter Phelps, Mark Holman) 7. Forever To Go (Jordan Minton, Casey Brown, Geoffrey Warburton; produced by Casey Brown) 8. You (Chase Rice, Jon Nite, Zach Kale) 9. Break. Up. Drunk. (Chase Rice, Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt) 10. Down Home Runs Deep (Daniel Ross, Michael Hardy, Mike Walker, James McNair) 11. Belong (Chase Rice, Chris DeStefano, Jon Nite) 12. The Nights (Chase Rice, Zach Kale, James McNair; produced by Zach Kale) 13. Bedroom (Chase Rice, Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins; produced by Corey Crowder) 14. If I Didn’t Have You (Chase Rice, Channing Wilson, Jonathan Singleton; produced by Jimmy Robbins & Jonathan Singleton) 15. Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen. featuring Florida Georgia Line (Chase Rice, Hunter Phelps, Cale Dodds, Corey Crowder; produced by Chase Rice, Florida Georgia Line & Corey Crowder)
ABOUT CHASE RICE:
With more than 2 million albums sold and over 1.7 billion total streams, plus a legion of passionate fans at his high-energy concerts across the globe, Chase Rice has established himself as a powerful force in Nashville and beyond – yet he genuinely sees The Album as the launching pad for music that says what he wants to say, how he wants to say it. With songs such as his Platinum-certified Top 10 hit “Lonely If You Are” and new single “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.,” this is the same gravelly-voiced Chase Rice fans first fell in love with years ago – but better. Freer. Unbeholden and uninhibited, somehow capable of evoking Chris LeDoux and The Chronic, campfire singalongs and stadium anthems, all at once. The project builds upon the success of his sophomore album, Lambs & Lions, which featured the Double-Platinum, two-week chart topper “Eyes On You” – Rice’s first No. 1 as an artist and the most-streamed song of his career. Lambs & Lions followed Ignite the Night, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and No. 3 on the all-genre chart, producing a pair of Top 5 hits; “Ready Set Roll” and “Gonna Wanna Tonight.” In addition to supporting Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival stadium tour, Rice has consistently sold out 2,500-3,000 seat venues on his own headlining tours and is set to join Kane Brown’s Blessed & Free Tour in early 2022.