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Chase Rice’s ‘Ignite the Night’ to Be Released on Late Father’s Birthday

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Country newcomer Chase Rice is readying his new full-length album, set to impact later this summer. It’s not just any day that the singer will celebrate this milestone in his career; the release date is also his late father’s birthday.

Rice’s album ‘Ignite the Night’ — which features Gold-certified ‘Ready Set Roll’ — will be released on Aug. 19, and the singer admits that the serendipitous date is deeply meaningful to him.

“Words can’t really express how grateful I am to all the people that came together to make this album happen,” the North Carolina native says. “Starting with the fans, who come to my shows night after night and sing my songs back to me — I wouldn’t have a career without them, and I’m excited to get new music out so we can keep the party going.”

Adds Rice, “The fact that this album is coming out on my dad’s birthday makes it that much more meaningful. I hope I do him proud.” The rising country star’s father passed away from a heart attack after a battle with melanoma while Rice, 22 at the time, was still in college at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Rice’s forthcoming album holds 15 tracks, 12 of which he co-wrote, with four additional songs on the iTunes edition (and three co-writing credits). Florida Georgia Line‘s Brian Kelley is listed as a co-writer for several of the record’s songs, while Tyler Hubbard, helped out on ‘Whoa.’ To pre-order ‘Ignite the Night,’ click here.

Rice is currently on the road with Dierks Bentley, Chris Young and Jon Pardi on the Riser Tour, which runs through the end of September.

Chris Rice ‘Ignite The Night’ Track Listing:

1. ‘Ready Set Roll’
2. ‘Do It Like This’
3. ‘Beach Town’
4. ‘MMM Girl’
5. ‘Beer With the Boys’
6. ‘Carolina Can’
7. ‘We Goin’ Out’
8. ‘Gonna Wanna Tonight’
9. ‘Look at My Truck’
10. ‘U Turn’
11. ’50 Shades of Crazy’
12. ‘What’s Your Name’
13. ‘How She Rolls’
14. ‘Jack Daniels & Jesus’
15. ‘Whoa’

‘Ignite the Night’ iTunes Party Edition:
15. ‘Party Up’
16. ‘Country in Ya’
17. ‘Best Beers of Our Lives’
18. ‘Ride’

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