Chase Rice Performs ‘Gonna Wanna Tonight’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
The rising country star kept his performance casual, sporting his trademark backward ball cap, jeans and a black long-sleeved shirt over a white shirt. His guitarist wore a Metallica T-shirt, but the performance itself was restrained, with the instruments mostly there to create an ambient bed track for Rice's vocal performance and the lyrics.
The song is one of just three tracks that Rice did not write on his debut album, 'Ignite the Night.' Written by top Nashville tunesmiths Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins and Shane McAnally, the ballad provides a sharp contrast to the singer's debut hit, 'Ready Set Roll' -- so sharp, in fact, that Rice had to be convinced that the song should be the second single.
His performance on Monday night imbued the song with just the right amount of emotion, without laying on the sentiment too thick.
Rice is fast becoming one of the hottest rising stars in country music. 'Ignite the Night' debuted at No. 1, and 'Ready Set Roll' gave him a Top 5 hit. To top it off, Rice -- who co-wrote Florida Georgia Line's breakthrough smash, 'Cruise' -- was recently announced as one of the support acts on select dates of Kenny Chesney's upcoming the Big Revival Tour.
Chase Rice Performs 'Ready Set Roll' Acoustic