Real Things (Joe Nichols album)

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Real Things
Studio album by Joe Nichols
Released August 21, 2007 (2007-08-21)
Recorded 2007 at The Sound Kitchen, Curb Studios and Studio 44, Nashville, TN[1]
Genre Country
Length 47:24
Label Universal South
Producer Brent Rowan
Mark Wright
Joe Nichols chronology
Real Things
Old Things New
Singles from Real Things
  1. "Another Side of You"
    Released: May 7, 2007
  2. "It Ain't No Crime"
    Released: December 13, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly A-[3]

Real Things is the fifth studio album by country music artist Joe Nichols, released in 2007 on Universal South Records. It produced two singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Another Side of You", which peaked at number 17, and "It Ain't No Crime", which reached number 16.

This album contains four songs that were previously recorded by other artists. "She's All Lady" was previously recorded by Jamey Johnson on his 2005 debut The Dollar, and "Ain't Nobody Gonna Take That from Me" was previously recorded by Collin Raye on his 2001 album Can't Back Down. Also, "Let's Get Drunk and Fight" was recorded by Aaron Lines on his 2007 album Moments That Matter, from which it was released as a single. Finally, "If I Could Only Fly" is a cover of a Blaze Foley song. "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking" was recorded by Blake Shelton on his album All About Tonight and was released as the second single from that album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Real Things"   John Brown, Billy Dean 3:08
2. "Another Side of You"   Carson Chamberlain, Jamey Johnson 3:00
3. "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking"   John Wiggins, Earl Bud Lee 3:06
4. "Comin' Back in a Cadillac"   Ben Daniels, Clint Daniels, Rob McNelley, Lynn Hutton 3:40
5. "My Whiskey Years"   Tom Hambridge, Jeffrey Steele 3:59
6. "It Ain't No Crime"   Tony Martin, Tom Shapiro, Mark Nesler 3:37
7. "All Good Things"   Dean Dillon, Scotty Emerick 3:05
8. "Let's Get Drunk and Fight"   Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Troy Verges, Aaron Lines 4:03
9. "Ain't Nobody Gonna Take That from Me"   Rivers Rutherford, Sam Tate, Annie Tate 3:57
10. "She's All Lady"   Johnson, Dallas Davidson 3:44
11. "The Difference Is Night and Day"   Walt Aldridge, Joe Nichols, John Paul White 3:12
12. "All I Need Is a Heart"   Emerick, John Scott Sherrill 3:45
13. "If I Could Only Fly" (duet with Lee Ann Womack) Blaze Foley 4:59


Amalgamated from liner notes[1]

Universal Records South Family Singers sing on "Let's Get Drunk and Fight"

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 2
U.S. Billboard 200 23


Year Single Peak chart
US Country US
2007 "Another Side of You" 17 99
"It Ain't No Crime" 16 105


  1. ^ a b Real Things (CD). Joe Nichols. Universal South. 2007. B0008888. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Real Things review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ Nash, Alanna (August 24, 2007). "Real Things review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 17, 2011.