Nothing Like This

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Nothing Like This
Studio album by Rascal Flatts
Released November 16, 2010 (2010-11-16)
Genre Country
Length 41:51
Label Big Machine
Producer Dann Huff, Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts chronology
Unstoppable
(2009)
Nothing Like This
(2010)
The Best of Rascal Flatts Live
(2011)
Singles from Nothing Like This
  1. "Why Wait"
    Released: August 2, 2010
  2. "I Won't Let Go"
    Released: January 10, 2011
  3. "Easy"
    Released: June 27, 2011

Nothing Like This is the seventh studio album by country music group Rascal Flatts. It is their debut release after signing with Big Machine Records, and was released on November 16, 2010. The album's lead-off single, "Why Wait," was released on August 2, 2010.[1][2] This song became their first number one single on the Hot Country Songs charts since "Here Comes Goodbye."[3] The album's second single, "I Won't Let Go" was released to country radio on January 10, 2011. The third single, "Easy" was released to country radio on June 27, 2011.

Content[edit]

In the weeks leading up to the album's release, three promotional singles were released for music download; "I Won't Let Go" was released on October 25, 2010, "Play" on November 2, 2010, and the title track on November 9, 2010.[4]

Reception[edit]

Commercial[edit]

The album debuted at number six on the U.S. Billboard 200 and number one on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums, selling 165,000 copies in its first week of release.[5] It has sold 1.1 million copies in the United States as of the chart dated March 24, 2012.[6]

Critical[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[7]
Associated Press (positive)[8]
Billboard (favorable)[9]
Country Weekly 4/5 stars[10]
Roughstock 3.5/5 stars[11]

Nothing Like This received positive reviews from most critics. Stephen Thomas Erlewine with Allmusic gave it a four-star review, saying "Nothing Like This doesn’t offer anything new, it’s Rascal Flatts who have never strayed from the sunny sound of their 2000 debut - but everything from the melodies to the very sound of the tight 11-track record seems brighter than the trio’s last few records. It’s a fresh coat of paint on a sturdy old house".[7] Gary Graff with Billboard gave it a favorable review, saying "The trio's harmonies remain as crisp as a fresh pair of Wranglers; polished, deceptively effortless and relentlessly tuneful, Nothing Like This is everything we've come to expect from Rascal Flatts".[9]

Michael McCall of the Associated Press gave the album a positive review, saying that it had a "breezier, melodic sound" compared to the group's previous releases.[8] Roughstock reviewer Kyle Ward gave it three-and-a-half stars out of five, saying that it was more consistent than the band's last two albums for former label Lyric Street Records.[11] Jessica Phillips of Country Weekly gave the release a four star rating, saying that Rascal Flatts "sounded re-energized", and commented saying "overall the Flatts boys haven’t sounded this good in a while".[10]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Why Wait"   Neil Thrasher, Tom Shapiro, Jimmy Yeary 3:45
2. "Easy" (duet with Natasha Bedingfield) Katrina Elam, Mike Mobley 3:39
3. "Sunday Afternoon"   Joe Don Rooney, busbee 3:51
4. "Play"   Bonnie Baker, Elam, Hunter Hayes 3:44
5. "Nothing Like This"   Michael Dulaney, Shapiro, Thrasher 3:55
6. "All Night to Get There"   Jay DeMarcus, Paul Jenkins, Jason Sellers 3:21
7. "Red Camaro"   Joe Collins, Chris Tompkins 3:46
8. "They Try"   Thrasher, Shapiro, Yeary 4:15
9. "Summer Young"   Gary LeVox, Wendell Mobley, Thrasher 4:12
10. "Tonight Tonight"   LeVox, Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Ryan Tedder 3:42
11. "I Won't Let Go"   Steve Robson, Sellers 3:46
Total length:
41:51

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart 14
US Billboard 200 6
US Billboard Top Country Albums 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US US AC CAN
2010 "Why Wait" 1 48 60
2011 "I Won't Let Go" 2 31 39
"Easy" (with Natasha Bedingfield) 3 43 20
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Preceded by
Speak Now by Taylor Swift
Top Country Albums number-one album
December 4, 2010
Succeeded by
Speak Now by Taylor Swift

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Billboard 200 (Billboard)[12] 17
US Top Current Albums (Billboard)[13] 17
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[14] 3

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
Canada (Music Canada)[15] Gold
United States (RIAA)[16] Platinum

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Edition(s)
United States[17] November 16, 2010 Big Machine Records CD, Digital download
Canada[18] Universal Music
Australia[19] November 19, 2010
New Zealand
Sweden[20] January 23, 2013 Lionheart Music Group

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CMT : News : Rascal Flatts Sign With Big Machine Records". CMT. 2010-07-29. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 
  2. ^ "Rascal Flatts Reveal Track List for 'Nothing Like This' - The Boot". theboot.com. 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 
  3. ^ "Chart Highlights: Country, Rock Songs & More". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Rascal Flatts, 'Nothing Like This' -- New Album". AOL Music. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  5. ^ Caulfield, Keith (2010-11-24). "Susan Boyle's 'Gift' Tops Rihanna, Kid Rock on Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-11-24. 
  6. ^ "Rascal Flatts Return 'Changed' Men". Billboard. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Nothing Like This - Rascal Flatts". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-11-22. 
  8. ^ a b McCall, Michael (19 November 2010). "Review: Rascal Flatts newly inspired on new disc". Associated Press. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  9. ^ a b Graff, Gary (2010-11-30). "Rascal Flatts, "Nothing Like This"". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-12-30. 
  10. ^ a b Phillips, Jessica (2010-11-17), Nothing Like This : Rascal Flatts - Reviews - Country Weekly Magazine, Country Weekly, retrieved 2010-12-30 
  11. ^ a b Ward, Kyle (17 November 2010). "Nothing Like This review". Roughstock. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  12. ^ "Best of 2011: Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Best of 2011: Current Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Rascal Flatts – Nothing Like This". Music Canada. 
  16. ^ "American album certifications – Rascal Flatts – Nothing Like This". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  17. ^ "Nothing Like This - Rascal Flatts (US)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  18. ^ "Nothing Like This - Rascal Flatts (Canada)". Amazon.ca. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  19. ^ "Nothing Like This - Rascal Flatts (Australia)". optus.com.au. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  20. ^ "Nothing Like This - Rascal Flatts (Sweden)". ginza.se. Retrieved 2013-01-05.