Tailgates & Tanlines

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Tailgates & Tanlines
Studio album by Luke Bryan
Released August 9, 2011 (2011-08-09)
Genre Country
Length 47:43
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Jeff Stevens, Mark Bright
Luke Bryan chronology
Doin' My Thing
(2009)
Tailgates & Tanlines
(2011)
Spring Break…Here to Party
(2013)
Singles from Tailgates & Tanlines
  1. "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)"
    Released: March 14, 2011
  2. "I Don't Want This Night to End"
    Released: September 5, 2011
  3. "Drunk on You"
    Released: February 13, 2012
  4. "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye"
    Released: August 6, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Slant Magazine 2/5 stars link

Tailgates & Tanlines is the third studio album by the American country music artist Luke Bryan. It was released on August 9, 2011, via Capitol Nashville.[1] Bryan co-wrote eight of the album's thirteen tracks, including its first single, "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)."[2] American Songwriter called Tailgates & Tanlines "a soundtrack for fun and sun, along with an instantaneous cure for the summertime blues."[3] The song "Too Damn Young" was originally performed by Julie Roberts on her 2006 album Men & Mascara.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)"   Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson 3:45
2. "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye"   Bryan, Jeff Stevens, Shane McAnally 3:23
3. "Drunk on You"   Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Josh Kear 3:33
4. "Too Damn Young"   Arlis Albritton, Casey Kessel 3:36
5. "I Don't Want This Night to End"   Bryan, Davidson, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip 3:39
6. "You Don't Know Jack"   Erin Enderlin, McAnally 3:16
7. "Harvest Time"   Bryan, Clawson 3:27
8. "I Know You're Gonna Be There"   Bryan, Ashley Gorley 3:36
9. "Muckalee Creek Water"   Bryan, Patrick Jason Matthews 3:56
10. "Tailgate Blues"   Brent Cobb, Neil Medley 3:43
11. "Been There, Done That"   Bryan, Rachel Thibodeau 4:29
12. "Faded Away"   Bryan, Michael Carter 3:48
13. "I Knew You That Way"   Jay Clementi, Radney Foster 3:32
14. "That Don't Just Happen" (bonus track)   3:32

Commercial performance[edit]

On the debut week, the album reached No. 2 on Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart with sales of 145,295 copies in the US.[4] As of May 2014, the album has sold 2,285,000 copies in the US.[5]

The album also debuted at No. 6 on the Top Canadian Albums chart.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
Chief by Eric Church
Own the Night by Lady Antebellum
Top Country Albums number-one album
August 27–September 3, 2011
March 31–April 7, 2012
Succeeded by
Hell on Heels by Pistol Annies
Tuskegee by Lionel Richie

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luke Bryan's New Album Due Aug. 9". Country Music Television. May 11, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ Conaway, Alanna (June 18, 2011). "Luke Bryan Announces ‘Tailgates and Tanlines’ Album Track List". Taste of Country. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ American Songwriter review
  4. ^ Edward Morris (August 20, 2011). "Luke Bryan Tops Chart With Tailgates & Tanlines". CMT Get Country. 
  5. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (May 8, 2014). "Country Album Chart News: The Week of May 8, 2014: Dan+Shay, Nashville Cast, Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, and Keith Urban round out Top 10". Roughstock. 
  6. ^ http://www.ariacharts.com.au/chart/country-albums/329
  7. ^ "Canadian Albums - August 27, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 18, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Archive Chart". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Luke Bryan, Ace Hood Score Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b http://www.billboard.com/charts/year-end/2012/the-billboard-200
  11. ^ "2013 Year-End Charts – Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Chart listing for "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)"". Billboard. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Luke Bryan – Tailgates & Tanlines". Music Canada. 
  14. ^ "American album certifications – Luke Bryan – Tailgates & Tanlines". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH