Nashville based country singer-songwriter Chase Rice, whose new album Lambs & Lions was released in November to much acclaim from both fans and critics, this week completed his first ever tour of the UK & Ireland, playing to sellout crowds across Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, London and Dublin. Audiences were treated to a rare solo acoustic performance from the star, with songs from the new album, along with picks from further back in his catalogue, including fan favorite “Carolina Can” and a version of the Florida Georgia Line hit “Cruise,” which Rice co-wrote.

In his own words: “The fans that came out to the shows sang every word to every song, including album cuts from Lambs & Lions which is only a couple weeks old. Europe and the UK have true-to-the-core country music fans, and they genuinely blew our minds. Thank you for showing up and singing with us. The band and I are already planning our next tour as that was unreal!”

Among the positive reviews already stacking up for the tour, popular country website Nashville Over Here said “if you wanted an artist to get the party started, you’d be hard pressed to find one better than Chase”; while Entertainment Focus noted “it won’t be long before he’s selling out much bigger venues here”.

Rice reassured British & Irish fans he’d be back as soon as possible, with his full band. The new album Lambs & Lions is out now on BBR/BMG, with lead single “Three Chords and The Truth” gaining traction at radio on both sides of the pond.