Here's to the Good Times

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Here's to the Good Times
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Studio album by Florida Georgia Line
ReleasedDecember 4, 2012 (2012-12-04)
Recorded2011–12
GenreCountry
Length40:00
LabelRepublic Nashville
ProducerJoey Moi
Florida Georgia Line chronology
It'z Just What We Do
(2012)
Here's to the Good Times
(2012)
Anything Goes
(2014)
Singles from Here's to the Good Times
  1. "Cruise"
    Released: August 6, 2012
  2. "Get Your Shine On"
    Released: January 21, 2013[1]
  3. "Round Here"
    Released: June 3, 2013[2]
  4. "Stay"
    Released: October 7, 2013[3]
Singles from Here's to the Good Times... This Is How We Roll
  1. "This Is How We Roll"
    Released: February 10, 2014[4]

Here's to the Good Times is the debut studio album by American country music duo Florida Georgia Line. It was released on December 4, 2012, by Republic Nashville.[5] The album includes the five tracks from their It'z Just What We Do EP; including "Cruise", along with six new songs.[6] The deluxe edition, titled Here's to the Good Times… This Is How We Roll, was released on November 25, 2013.[7] The album was the sixth best-selling album of 2013 in the United States,[8] and it became a certified two-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on July 1, 2014.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com3.5/5 stars[10]
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[11]
Music Is My Oxygen Weekly4/5 stars[12]
Roughstock4.5/5 stars[13]
Taste of Country2.5/5 stars[14]

Here's to the Good Times has received generally positive reviews by music critics. Robert Silva of About.com found that the album "may not be built to last, but it's built to be blast."[10] Allmusic's Steve Leggett told that the release is "based on summer energy, drinking beer, taking shots, driving back roads, and the romantic glories and possibilities of Friday and Saturday nights with nothing to do but look for those good times."[11] At Music Is My Oxygen Weekly, Rob Burkhardt evoked that "Here’s To the Good Times is only going to add to Florida Georgia Line’s rapidly growing popularity."[12] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock praised the album because "is chock full of hits", and said that "it's the work of a band who not only has captured an audience seemingly overnight but also has the potential to be the biggest duo in Country Music".[13]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums, and No. 10 on the Billboard 200 with 63,000 copies sold in the United States.[15] The album eventually reached No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart in June 2013.[16]

The album was the sixth best-selling album of 2013 in the United States, with 1,350,000 copies sold for the year.[8] The album reached its 2 million sales mark in August 2014.[17] As of September 2018, the album has sold 5,109,696 copies in the US.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Cruise"
3:31
2."Round Here"3:35
3."Get Your Shine On"
  • Hubbard
  • Kelley
  • Clawson
  • Tompkins
3:42
4."Here's to the Good Times"
  • Clawson
  • Tompkins
  • Lynn Hutton
4:10
5."It'z Just What We Do"
  • Hubbard
  • Kelley
  • Clawson
3:38
6."Stay"3:19
7."Hell Raisin' Heat of the Summer"
3:33
8."Tell Me How You Like It"
  • Hubbard
  • Kelley
  • Tompkins
3:46
9."Tip It Back"
  • Hubbard
  • Kelley
  • Clawson
3:44
10."Dayum, Baby" (featuring Sarah Buxton)
3:25
11."Party People"3:39
Total length:40:00

Personnel[edit]

Florida Georgia Line
  • Tyler Hubbard - vocals
  • Brian Kelley - vocals
Additional Musicians

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

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  14. ^ Dukes, Billy. "Here's to the Good Times review". Taste of Country. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
  15. ^ Wade Jessen (December 13, 2012). "Florida Georgia Line 'Cruise's to No. 1 on Country Songs, Dethroning Taylor Swift". Billboard.
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