Back to Us

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Back to Us
Rascal Flatts - Back to Us (album cover).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 19, 2017 (2017-05-19)
GenreCountry
Length35:14 (Standard edition)[1]
45:11 (Deluxe edition)[2]
LabelBig Machine
Producer
Rascal Flatts chronology
The Greatest Gift of All
(2016)
Back to Us
(2017)
Singles from Back to Us
  1. "Yours If You Want It"
    Released: January 9, 2017
  2. "Back to Us"
    Released: August 21, 2017

Back to Us is the tenth studio album by American country music trio Rascal Flatts. It was released on May 19, 2017 through Big Machine Records. The group produced the album themselves, save one track on the deluxe edition, which was produced by busbee.[3] "Yours If You Want It" was released in January 2017 as the album's lead single, followed by "Back to Us" released the same year. The album serves as a follow-up to 2014's Rewind. Back to Us earned the group their twelfth top-10 album on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. A deluxe edition of the album also includes the songs "Hands Talk," "Thieves," and "Roller Rink."

Songs[edit]

Country singer Lauren Alaina features on the track "Are You Happy Now", which was co-written by all three members of Rascal Flatts.[4] "I Know You Won't" was previously recorded by Carrie Underwood on her 2007 album, Carnival Ride.[5]

Singles[edit]

The record's lead single, "Yours If You Want It", was released on January 9, 2017. One of the song's writers, Andrew Dorff, died shortly before its release.[6] Another single "Back to Us" was released on August 21, 2017.[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

Back to Us debuted at number 11 on the Billboard 200 chart dated June 10, 2017 with 30,000 album equivalent units (of which 25,000 were traditional album sales). The album also entered the Top Country Albums chart the same week at number 2, earning the group their twelfth top-10 album.[8] The album has sold 68,600 copies in the US as of December 2017.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Back to Us – Standard edition[1]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Yours If You Want It"
3:25
2."Back to Us"3:58
3."I Know You Won't"3:53
4."Hopin' You Were Lookin'"2:56
5."Dance"3:21
6."Are You Happy Now" (with Lauren Alaina)3:59
7."Love What You've Done with the Place"
  • Benjy Davis
  • Mooney
3:31
8."Kiss You While I Can"3:14
9."Vandalized"3:22
10."Our Night to Shine"
3:35
Total length:35:14
Notes
  • All songs produced by Rascal Flatts except "Hands Talk", produced by busbee.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[10] 24
Australian Country Albums (ARIA)[11] 1
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[12] 19
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[13] 5
Scottish Albums (OCC)[14] 45
UK Country Albums (OCC)[15] 3
US Billboard 200[16] 11
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[17] 2

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Catalog no. Ref.
Worldwide May 19, 2017 CD Big Machine TBA [18]
Digital download N/A [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Back to Us; Rascal Flatts". iTunes Store (CA). May 19, 2017. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Back to Us (Deluxe); Rascal Flatts". iTunes Store (CA). May 19, 2017. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  3. ^ Horton, Carrie (March 29, 2017). "Everything We Know About Rascal Flatts' New Album, 'Back to Us'". The Boot. Townsquare Media. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  4. ^ Konicki, Lisa (March 29, 2017). "Rascal Flatts Announce Track List for New Album, "Back To Us"". Nash Country Weekly. American Media. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  5. ^ Betts, Stephen L. (March 29, 2017). "Rascal Flatts' New Album 'Back to Us' to Include Lauren Alaina Duet". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  6. ^ McKenna, Brittney (January 6, 2017). "Hear Rascal Flatts' Surging New Song 'Yours If You Want It'". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  7. ^ "Hear Rascal Flatts' New Single, 'Back to Us'". The Boot. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  8. ^ "Billboard Country Update" (PDF). Billboard. May 31, 2017. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  9. ^ Bjorke, Matt (December 27, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: December 27, 2017". Roughstock. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Rascal Flatts – Back to Us". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  11. ^ "ARIA COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART (WEEK COMMENCING 29 MAY, 2017)" (PDF). ARIA Charts. ARIA. May 28, 2017. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  12. ^ "Rascal Flatts Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  13. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. May 29, 2017. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  15. ^ "Official Country Artists Albums Chart Top 20". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  16. ^ "Rascal Flatts Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  17. ^ "Rascal Flatts Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  18. ^ "Rascal Flatts - Back To Us - Amazon.com Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved April 6, 2017.