Feels Like Today

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Feels Like Today
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 28, 2004
GenreCountry
Length42:56
LabelLyric Street
ProducerMark Bright
Marty Williams
Rascal Flatts chronology
Melt
(2002)
Feels Like Today
(2004)
Me and My Gang
(2006)
Singles from Feels Like Today
  1. "Feels Like Today"
    Released: June 21, 2004
  2. "Bless the Broken Road"
    Released: November 1, 2004
  3. "Fast Cars and Freedom"
    Released: March 21, 2005
  4. "Skin (Sarabeth)"
    Released: August 15, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Feels Like Today is the third studio album from the American country music group Rascal Flatts. It was released in September 2004 on Lyric Street Records, and has sold 5.274 million copies in the United States as of July 2014,[2] and has been certified 5× Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. The album produced its title track as a single along with "Bless the Broken Road", "Fast Cars and Freedom", and "Skin (Sarabeth)". "Bless the Broken Road" was initially recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and has also been recorded by Marcus Hummon, Melodie Crittenden (whose version was a number 42 country single in 1997), and Geoff Moore before the release of Rascal Flatts' version. It would later be a Top 5 Christian hit for Selah as well. "When the Sand Runs Out" was later recorded by Marty Raybon on his 2006 album of the same name.

"Skin (Sarabeth)", initially a hidden track, received enough airplay to enter Top 40 on the country charts in 2005, leading to its release as a single after "Fast Cars and Freedom". Upon its release to radio, "Skin (Sarabeth)" was officially added to the track list. "Here's to You" also charted from unsolicited airplay, and was made into a music video.

This was the band's last album not to be produced Dann Huff.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Where You Are"Catt Gravitt, James LeBlanc3:53
2."Bless the Broken Road"Jeff Hanna, Bobby Boyd, Marcus Hummon3:46
3."Then I Did"Steve Robson, Jeffrey Steele3:12
4."Feels Like Today"Robson, Wayne Hector3:26
5."Fast Cars and Freedom"Gary LeVox, Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley4:24
6."When the Sand Runs Out"Brad Crisler, LeBlanc3:46
7."Here's to You"Jay DeMarcus, Thrasher, Mobley3:33
8."The Day Before You" (Matthew West cover)Matthew West4:06
9."Break Away"Joe Don Rooney, Randy Cantor, Dennis Matkosky3:12
10."Holes"Gregory Becker, John Paul White4:18
11."Oklahoma-Texas Line"DeMarcus, LeVox, Rooney2:56
12."Skin (Sarabeth)" (hidden track)Doug Johnson, Joe Henry4:18
Total length:42:56

Personnel[edit]

Rascal Flatts

Additional musicians

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 1
U.S. Top Country Albums 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US US
Pop
US
AC
2004 "Feels Like Today" 9 56
"Bless the Broken Road" 1 29 40 20
2005 "Fast Cars and Freedom" 1 38 70
"Skin (Sarabeth)" 2 42 74
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
Canada (Music Canada)[3] Platinum
United States (RIAA)[4] 5× Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Feels Like Today review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
  2. ^ Grein, Paul (July 8, 2014). "Top 20 New Acts Since 2000". Yahoo! Music.
  3. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Rascal Flatts – Feels Like Today". Music Canada.
  4. ^ "American album certifications – Rascal Flatts – Feels Like Today". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.