It should come as no surprise that Chase Rice’s album Ignite the Night catapulted to the top spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums in its first week of sales. During pre-sales, Rice enjoyed top honors on the iTunes chart and stated:
I can’t thank the fans enough for sticking by me, coming out to the shows night after night and buying my music. The fact that “Ready Set Roll” went Gold before it even hit the Top 20 and now “Ignite the Night” is already blowing up on iTunes means we must be doing something right, and I can’t wait to give them all I’ve got with this new album.
Now, with over 44,000 in first week album sales, Rice continues to feel the heat emanating from his new offering. Rice’s own Dack Janiels Records marketed Ignite the Night and oversaw promotion efforts, enlisting the radio promotion team at Columbia Nashville to push his new music at country radio. On the success he’s experiencing as an independent artist, Rice said:
We’ve built things a little bit differently, starting with live shows and building up our fan base through touring. Now people are showing up night after night to sing these songs right along with me, and to do it the way we’ve done it and have the No. 1 country album in the nation this week is unbelievable. It’s surreal.
Congratulations to Chase Rice on his Number 1 album! Make sure you click the iTunes banner below to download Ignite the Night now!
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