Doin' My Thing

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Doin' My Thing
Studio album by Luke Bryan
Released October 6, 2009 (2009-10-06)
Genre Country
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Jeff Stevens
Luke Bryan chronology
I'll Stay Me
(2007)
Doin' My Thing
(2009)
Tailgates & Tanlines
(2011)
Singles from Doin' My Thing
  1. "Do I"
    Released: May 4, 2009
  2. "Rain Is a Good Thing"
    Released: January 25, 2010
  3. "Someone Else Calling You Baby"
    Released: August 2, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Country Weekly 3.5/5 stars[2]

Doin' My Thing is the second studio album by American country music singer Luke Bryan. It was released on October 6, 2009 via Capitol Records Nashville. The album includes the singles "Do I," which peaked at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, "Rain Is a Good Thing", Bryan's first number one hit on the country chart, and "Someone Else Calling You Baby." Also included is a cover version of OneRepublic's "Apologize." On June 20, 2013, the album was certified Platinum, selling over 1,000,000 copies.

Content[edit]

"Do I" is the first single from the album.[3] Bryan co-wrote this song with Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of the group Lady Antebellum, whose lead singer Hillary Scott also sings background vocals on it (but is not officially credited as a featured artist).[4] Also included is a cover version of OneRepublic's "Apologize."[4] Regarding the album's sound, Bryan told CMT, "We wanted to make a bigger-sounding record, something that moved a little down the road from the first record. We wanted to show my growth vocally and lyrically."[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Country Weekly critic Chris Neal gave the album three-and-a-half stars out of five, saying that it showed a country music influence in the lyrics. Neal also said that "Do I" showed "a knack for convincingly delivering hymns to thwarted love," and said that while the "Apologize" cover was "well-sung," it was not "meant to be country."[2] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic also gave it three-and-a-half stars, saying that it was more relaxed than I'll Stay Me.[1] Matt Bjorke described the album favorably in his review for Roughstock, where he wrote that "Bryan doesn't have to worry about a sophomore slump as he seems to have gotten better both musically and vocally on album number two."[5] Michael Sudhalter of Country Standard Time gave a generally positive review, saying that Bryan's songwriting seemed stronger than on the first album.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Rain Is a Good Thing"   Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson 2:56
2. "Doin' My Thing"   Davidson, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip 3:09
3. "Do I"   Bryan, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood 3:59
4. "What Country Is"   Shane McAnally, Jamie Teachenor 3:14
5. "Someone Else Calling You Baby"   Bryan, Jeff Stevens 3:49
6. "Welcome to the Farm"   Bryan, Stevens 4:27
7. "Apologize"   Ryan Tedder 2:52
8. "Every Time I See You"   Bryan, Jim McCormick 4:05
9. "Chuggin' Along"   Bryan, Rodney Clawson 2:59
10. "I Did It Again"   Bryan, Ashley Gorley, Brent Stenzel 4:49
11. "Drinkin' Beer and Wastin' Bullets"   Bryan, Patrick Jason Matthews 4:19

Charts and certifications[edit]

End of year charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Year-end
2010
US Billboard 200 91[8]
US Billboard Top Country Albums 14[9]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country
[10]
US
[11]
CAN
[12]
2009 "Do I" 2 34 66
2010 "Rain Is a Good Thing" 1 37 57
"Someone Else Calling You Baby" 1 56 84

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Doin' My Thing review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-18. 
  2. ^ a b Neal, Chris (2009-10-19). "Album reviews". Country Weekly 16 (36): 50. 
  3. ^ a b "Luke Bryan's New Album, Doin' My Thing, Due Oct. 6". CMT. 2009-07-15. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  4. ^ a b "Luke Bryan readies new cd for October release". Country on Demand. 2009-08-05. Retrieved 2009-09-17. [dead link]
  5. ^ Bjorke, Matt (2009-10-05). "Doin' My Thing review". Roughstock. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  6. ^ Sudhalter, Michael. "Doin' My Thing review". Country Standard Time. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Luke Bryan – Doin&27 My Thing". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  8. ^ "Best of 2010 - Billboard Top 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  9. ^ "Best of 2010 - Top Country Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  10. ^ "Luke Bryan Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 10, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Luke Bryan Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 10, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Luke Bryan Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 10, 2011.