Ready Set Roll

Album: Ready Set Roll (2013)
Charted: 54
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  • Chase Rice penned this song with Rhett Akins and Chris DeStefano. He told Roughstock that it was his first collaboration with the two Nashville songwriters. "We had a different title … a title with the word 'night' in it, which is a very popular word right now," he recalled. "We just kind of worked toward that topic, and started dropping lines here and there. I dropped the line 'Damn pretty girl you went and done it again. Turned your sexy all the way up to 10.' That was what started the write and made me feel comfortable in the write."

    "With new writers, you never know how it's going to go," Rice continued. "I knew Rhett real well, but I'd never written with him. First thing he said was yeah, I like that. He was just very relaxed. I thought it would be different because he's the big time songwriter. I've only got one hit. We all meshed real well together. Then I threw out the 'Ready set let's roll' at the top of the chorus. We decided that was so catchy, let's do it again. So that turned into the chorus."
  • Rice was so impressed with how the song came together that he asked Chris DeStefano to produce and Rhett Akins to executive produce his Ignite The Night album. "By the end of the day we went from that [writing 'Ready Set Roll'] to hearing what Chris did in the studio," Rice told Radio.com. "While we were writing the song he was building the track that made it sound like it sounds on radio today. At the end of the day we had a full song. I heard it and was like, 'Why would I do this with any other producer?'"

    "'Ready Set Roll' was a big day," he added. "I found my producer. I found my executive producer and I wrote a Gold Record."

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