Gonna Wanna Tonight

Album: Ignite the Night (2014)
Charted: 67
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  • Chase Rice told Radio.com the story behind this Shane McAnally, Jon Nite and Jimmy Robbins penned track. "People talk about how they're tired of hearing, get a girl in your truck, drive her around, take her down the dirt road, however you word it," he said. "I brush that off real quick. Trust me, these people I'm seeing at these shows are doing that. And they're doing that because that's their life. I'm singing about it because that was my life before I was touring all the time."

    Rice added this was his life growing up in North Carolina. "We had a Walmart, wasn't a whole lot to do there. Get a girl, put her in your truck, drive down a dirt road, crank the music up, roll the windows down. It's the truth," he said. "I love that country music sings about it because that's the way people are living and that's what 'Gonna Wanna Tonight' is. It's, 'If you want to do all these country things throughout the night, girl I'm here for you. Let's just do it and I hope you're gonna wanna tonight.'"
  • Rice explained that the song is an honest account of living in the country and what most guys are thinking. "He's praying the whole night that she's going to have the same vision of the night as he does," the singer explained. "In this particular song, you're basically just saying to the girl, 'Girl, I hope you're gonna wanna tonight.' It's a fun anthem chorus that gets real big. It's not the same rockin' melodies that I've had. It's a little bit softer side."


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