Chase Rice played to a full crowd on June 23, in Fargo, North Dakota. He made sure to thank the crowd for coming out multiple times and told the story about the last time that he played a show in Fargo it was to a room of about 15 people so he let the fans know how grateful he is for them listening and getting out to the show!
The show started with opener Brianna Helbling who belted out some of her new original songs as well as many covers of popular country and pop hits. Half way through her set the intense heat and sun of the day got the better of Helbling and she needed to have her friend and fellow country music artist Zach Thomas sub in for a couple songs before bringing her energy back to the crowd.
Alexandra Kay took the stage next with beautiful ballads like “How Do We Go” and “I Kinda Don’t” and even a cover of Tim McGraw’s “Don’t Take the Girl,” which is the song that got her career going due to a cover she posted on TikTok that Tim duetted on the app. Her genuine talent and kindness shined through in her performance and she got the fans in the perfect mood for the headliner.
Chase Rice was greeted by cheers as he started his set with his song “American Nights.” He sang all of his radio hits and fan favorite tracks and even talked about his career as a songwriter before having his own voice on the radio - leading into him singing the 11x platinum single he wrote, “Cruise,” which we know best sung by country duo Florida Georgia Line. Rice also sang his version of “Ride,” a song originally sung by R&B singer SoMo, which Rice recorded as a bonus track on his album back in 2014.
Rice ended his set with the party song “Drinkin’ Beer. Talking’ God. Amen.” The crowd was super fired up as Chase Rice and his bandmates took out a full cooler and threw out free beers to lucky fans in the crowd.
Fans can check out an upcoming Chase Rice show throughout the summer and fall all across the country!
Photo & Review By: Aly Goelzer