It Goes Like This

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It Goes Like This
Studio album by Thomas Rhett
Released October 29, 2013 (2013-10-29)
Genre Country
Label Valory Music Group[1]
Producer Jay Joyce
Michael Knox
Luke Laird[2]
Thomas Rhett chronology
Thomas Rhett
It Goes Like This
Tangled Up
Singles from It Goes Like This
  1. "It Goes Like This"
    Released: May 6, 2013
  2. "Get Me Some of That"
    Released: November 18, 2013
  3. "Make Me Wanna"
    Released: August 4, 2014

It Goes Like This is the debut album by American country music artist Thomas Rhett. It was released on October 29, 2013, via Valory Music Group.[1] The album's release was announced on August 22.[3]


It includes the singles "It Goes Like This",[4] "Get Me Some of That", and "Make Me Wanna". It also includes the previously released singles "Something to Do with My Hands" and "Beer with Jesus" from Rhett's prior self-titled EP release.

Jay Joyce produced six of the album's tracks, of which five previously appeared on Rhett's self-titled extended play. Michael Knox and Luke Laird produce three tracks each.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
Roughstock 4/5 stars[6]

The album received two positive reviews from critics. Steve Leggett of Allmusic rated the album 3.5 stars out of 5, saying that "It's a solidly professional outing, featuring all three of his singles and other tracks of similar construction, and it's full of energy, good humor, and the kind of backroad good-old-boy wisdom that everybody seems to love these days, even if it feeds more off nostalgia than reality."[5] Giving it 4 out of 5 stars, Matt Bjorke of Roughstock called it "a very good, musically diverse debut album, an album which should find some sort of an audience."[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer[6] Length
1. "Whatcha Got in That Cup"   Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Craig Wiseman Jay Joyce 2:57
2. "Something to Do with My Hands"   Rhett, Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton Joyce 3:19
3. "Get Me Some of That"   Michael Carter, Akins, Cole Swindell Luke Laird 3:07
4. "Call Me Up"   Luke Laird, Akins, Shane McAnally Laird 3:14
5. "It Goes Like This"   Akins, Ben Hayslip, Jimmy Robbins Michael Knox 3:06
6. "Make Me Wanna"   Rhett, Bart Butler, Larry McCoy Joyce 3:45
7. "Front Porch Junkies" (remix) Rhett, Brad Warren, Brett Warren, Mark Irwin, Josh Kear Joyce 3:42
8. "In a Minute"   Rhett, Akins, Ashley Gorley Knox 3:40
9. "Take You Home"   Gorley, Chris Tompkins, Rodney Clawson Knox 3:37
10. "Sorry for Partyin'"   Rhett, Barry Dean, Robbins Laird 3:27
11. "All-American Middle Class White Boy"   Rhett, Jay Joyce, Brad Warren, Brett Warren Joyce 2:57
12. "Beer with Jesus"   Rhett, Rick Huckaby, Lance Miller Joyce 4:15


  • Rhett Akins- background vocals
  • Danielle Bradbery- background vocals
  • Pat Buchanan- electric guitar
  • Matt Chamberlain- drums, percussion
  • Whitney Cheshier- background vocals
  • Mickey Jack Cones- background vocals
  • JT Corenflos- electric guitar
  • Virginia Davis- background vocals
  • Fred Eltringham- drums, percussion
  • Steve Fishell- pedal steel guitar
  • Drew Gaw- background vocals
  • Kelsea Granda- background vocals
  • Kevin "Swine" Grantt- bass guitar, jews harp
  • Jason Hall- background vocals
  • Tony Harrell- Hammond B-3 organ, piano
  • Lee Hendricks- bass guitar
  • Jedd Hughes- electric guitar
  • Mike Johnson- steel guitar
  • Jay Joyce- bass guitar, Fender Rhodes, baritone guitar, electric guitar, Hammond B-3 organ, mandolin, programming, synthesizer strings, background vocals
  • Joel Key- banjo, acoustic guitar
  • Luke Laird- acoustic guitar
  • Tom Luteran- background vocals
  • Gloria Martinez- background vocals
  • Mark Martinez- background vocals
  • Rob McNelley- dobro, electric guitar
  • Greg Morrow- drums, drum programming
  • John Osborne- banjo, acoustic guitar
  • Russ Pahl- pedal steel guitar
  • Alex Quattlebaum- background vocals
  • Danny Radar- acoustic guitar
  • Rich Redmond- percussion
  • Thomas Rhett- drums, acoustic guitar, mandolin, lead vocals
  • Nichole Rodriguez- background vocals
  • Jess Rosen- background vocals
  • Adam Shoenfeld- electric guitar
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas- bass guitar
  • Matt Stanfield- keyboards
  • Jody Stevens- programming
  • Julie Stuckey- background vocals
  • Russell Terrell- background vocals
  • Samantha Thornton- background vocals
  • Kelly Tillotson- background vocals
  • Ilya Toshinsky- acoustic guitar
  • Brad Warren- background vocals
  • Brett Warren- harmonica, background vocals
  • Ed Williams- acoustic guitar, mandolin, background vocals
  • Craig Wright- drums, percussion

Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 6 on Billboard 200 and No. 2 on the Top Current Albums chart with 36,000 copies sold in the U.S. on its first week of release.[7] The album has sold 250,200 copies in the US as of April 2015.[8]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013–15) Peak
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[9] 23
US Billboard 200[10] 6
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[11] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[12] 67
Chart (2014) Position
US Billboard 200[13] 160
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[14] 30


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country
US Country Airplay
CAN Country
2012 "Something to Do with My Hands" 15 93 90
"Beer with Jesus" 26 19 101
2013 "It Goes Like This" 2 1 25 4 33
"Get Me Some of That" 4 1 41 6 49
2014 "Make Me Wanna" 2 1 43 11 74
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


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  2. ^ Conaway, Alanna (August 29, 2013). "Thomas Rhett Says Debut Album Will Be "An Evolution" of Self Over Past Two Years". Roughstock. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ Howell, Coti (August 22, 2013). "Thomas Rhett Reveals Album Details". Country Weekly. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Thomas Rhett to Release Debut Album, "It Goes Like This," October 29". WWGP. August 22, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Leggett, Steve. "It Goes Like This – Thomas Rhett". AllMusic. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c Bjorke, Matt (25 October 2013). "Album Review: Thomas Rhett - It Goes Like This". Roughstock. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Wade Jessen (November 7, 2013). "'Duck,' Thomas Rhett, Toby Keith Storm Top Country Albums". Billboard. 
  8. ^ Matt Bjorke (April 22, 2015). "Country Album Chart Report For April 22, 2015". Roughstock.  Sales figure given here
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