Chase Rice: College days, country nights

Chase Rice will be performing Tuesday, April 5 for Tennessee Tech’s S.O.L.O.Concert Series with special guests Chris Lane and Lacy Cavalier. 

Rice started his country music career in 2010 with his first album Friday Nights and Sunday Mornings. His 2013 Ready Set Roll hit #1 on ITunes’ country album chart, which led up to his 2014 album Ignite the Night. Both of the albums had the single Ready Set Roll, which was bought over 1 million times making it Platinum certified.

Tech has already given away over 4000 tickets, with roughly 1000 tickets still remaining, according Student Government Association member Guadalupe Mora.

Tickets will continue to be distributed in front of the SGA office, Roaden University Center room 115. SGA will be selling the tickets left over online on a first-come first-serve basis.

However, many Tech students are still unsure about if they will be attending the concert Tuesday night or not.

“I don’t even know who Chase Rice is,” said sophomore business management major Alex Egbunike. “I’m not too big on country music either to be honest. If I get my tickets I’ll probably sell them.”

Despite the large amounts of people who don’t know Chase Rice, there is still a large amount of people who can’t wait for the doors of the Hoop Eblen Center to open.

Junior physical therapy major Krys Cates is huge fan of Chase rice.

“I’m very excited for the concert. After football practice me and a couple of players are going to head over (to the concert).”

“I really like how Chase Rice changes it up, his sound is so different from a lot of others,” said Cates.

The doors of the Hoop will open at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5. Spectators must be 18 or older to attend; therefore, spectators will be required to show a state issued ID before entering. The first 200 people in line will receive floor-access wristbands; all other seating is first-come first-serve.