Here's to the Good Times

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Here's to the Good Times
Studio album by Florida Georgia Line
Released December 4, 2012 (2012-12-04)
Genre Country
Length 40:00
Label Republic Nashville
Producer Joey Moi
Florida Georgia Line chronology
It'z Just What We Do
(2012)
Here's to the Good Times
(2012)
Anything Goes
(2014)
Singles from Here's to the Good Times
  1. "Cruise"
    Released: August 6, 2012
  2. "Get Your Shine On"
    Released: January 21, 2013[1]
  3. "Round Here"
    Released: June 3, 2013[2]
  4. "Stay"
    Released: October 7, 2013[3]
This Is How We Roll
Singles from Here's to the Good Times...This Is How We Roll
  1. "This Is How We Roll"
    Released: February 10, 2014[4]

Here's to the Good Times is the debut studio album by American country duo Florida Georgia Line. It was released on December 4, 2012 via Republic Nashville.[5] The album includes the five tracks from their It'z Just What We Do EP, including "Cruise", along with six new songs.[6]

A deluxe edition titled Here's to the Good Times… This Is How We Roll was released on November 25, 2013.[7]

The album was the sixth best-selling album of 2013 in the United States,[8] and it was certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA on July 1, 2014.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[10]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[11]
Music Is My Oxygen Weekly 4/5 stars[12]
Roughstock 4.5/5 stars[13]
Taste of Country 2.5/5 stars[14]

Here's to the Good Times has received mixed reviews by music critics. Robert Silva of About.com found that the album "may not be built to last, but it's built to be blast."[10] Allmusic's Steve Leggett told that the release is "based on summer energy, drinking beer, taking shots, driving back roads, and the romantic glories and possibilities of Friday and Saturday nights with nothing to do but look for those good times."[11] At Music Is My Oxygen Weekly, Rob Burkhardt evoked that "Here’s To the Good Times is only going to add to Florida Georgia Line’s rapidly growing popularity."[12] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock praised the album because "is chock full of hits", and said that "it's the work of a band who not only has captured an audience seemingly overnight but also has the potential to be the biggest duo in Country Music".[13] However, Taste of Country's Billy Dukes was critical of the release because it does not contain "a wide range of styles and emotions", and that "Florida Georgia Line would have been better served by a more experienced country producer instead of the talented Joey Moi".[14]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums, and No. 10 on the Billboard 200 with 63,000 copies sold in the United States.[15] The album eventually reached No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart in June 2013.[16]

The album was the sixth best-selling album of 2013 in the United States, with 1,350,000 copies sold for the year.[8] The album reached its 2 million sales mark in August 2014.[17] As of October 2014, the album has sold 2.1 million copies.[18]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cruise"   Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Joey Moi, Chase Rice, Jesse Rice 3:29
2. "Round Here"   Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Thomas Rhett 3:35
3. "Get Your Shine On"   Hubbard, Kelley, Clawson, Tompkins 3:42
4. "Here's to the Good Times"   Clawson, Tompkins, Lynn Hutton 4:10
5. "It'z Just What We Do"   Hubbard, Kelley, Clawson 3:38
6. "Stay" (Black Stone Cherry cover) Moi, John Fred Young, Chris Robertson, Jon Lawhon, Ben Wells 3:19
7. "Hell Raisin' Heat of the Summer"   Clawson, Tompkins, Craig Wiseman 3:33
8. "Tell Me How You Like It"   Hubbard, Kelley, Tompkins 3:46
9. "Tip It Back"   Hubbard, Kelley, Clawson 3:44
10. "Dayum, Baby" (featuring Sarah Buxton) Hubbard, Kelley, Clawson, David Lee Murphy 3:25
11. "Party People"   Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, J. T. Harding 3:39
Total length:
40:00

Chart performance[edit]

Preceded by
Based on a True Story... by Blake Shelton
Hunter Hayes by Hunter Hayes
Crash My Party by Luke Bryan
Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
Top Country Albums number-one album
June 29, 2013
July 13–August 24, 2013
January 25, 2014
February 22, 2014
Succeeded by
Hunter Hayes by Hunter Hayes
Crash My Party by Luke Bryan
That Girl by Jennifer Nettles
The Outsiders by Eric Church

References[edit]

  1. ^ "R&R :: Going For Adds :: Country". Radio & Records. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Future Releases for Country Radio Stations". All Access. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ "R&R :: Going For Adds :: Country". Radio & Records. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.bigmachinelabelgroup.com/story/news-republic_nashville-homepage-florida_georgia_line/florida-georgia-line-show-this-is-how-we-roll-on-hot-new-collaboration-featuring-luke-bryan
  5. ^ Conaway, Alanna (October 19, 2012). "Florida Georgia Line Reveal Release Date for Debut Album, ‘Here’s to the Good Times’". Taste of Country. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Florida Georgia Line "Here's To The Good Times" Tracklist & Cover Art". Roughstock. November 13, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  7. ^ Wyland, Sarah (October 2, 2013). "Florida Georgia Line Announces Deluxe Edition of Debut Album". Great American Country. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Paul Grein (January 2, 2014). "The Top 10 Albums and Songs of 2013". Chart Watch (Yahoo). 
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Florida Georgia Line – to the Good Times". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  10. ^ a b Silva, Robert. "Here's to the Good Times review". About.com. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Leggett, Steve. "Here's to the Good Times review". Allmusic. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b Burkhardt, Rob. "Here's to the Good Times review". Music Is My Oxygen Weekly. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt. "Here's to the Good Times review". Roughstock. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b Dukes, Billy. "Here's to the Good Times review". Taste of Country. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  15. ^ Wade Jessen (December 13, 2012). "Florida Georgia Line 'Cruise's to No. 1 on Country Songs, Dethroning Taylor Swift". Billboard. 
  16. ^ "Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Here’s To The Good Times’ Hits No.1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart". Country Music is Love. June 21, 2013. 
  17. ^ Paul Grein (August 27, 2014). "Chart Watch: Third Time's The Charm for Wiz Khalifa". Yahoo! Music. 
  18. ^ a b Caulfield, Keith (October 22, 2014). "Florida Georgia Line Scores First No. 1 Album". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
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  22. ^ "2013 Year-End Charts – Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Florida Georgia Line Album & Song Chart History – Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Florida Georgia Line Album & Song Chart History – Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Florida Georgia Line Album & Song Chart History – Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Florida Georgia Line Album & Song Chart History – Pop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  27. ^ Illegal name entered Adult Pop Songs B "Florida Georgia Line Album & Song Chart History – Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Florida Georgia Line Album & Song Chart History – Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Florida Georgia Line Album & Song Chart History – Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
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