It Goes Like This

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It Goes Like This
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Studio album by Thomas Rhett
Released October 29, 2013 (2013-10-29)
Recorded 2013
Genre Bro-country
Length 41:23
Label Valory Music Group[1]
Producer
Thomas Rhett chronology
Thomas Rhett
(2012)
It Goes Like This
(2013)
Tangled Up
(2015)
Singles from It Goes Like This
  1. "Something to Do with My Hands"
    Released: February 21, 2012
  2. "Beer with Jesus"
    Released: September 4, 2012
  3. "It Goes Like This"
    Released: May 6, 2013
  4. "Get Me Some of That"
    Released: November 18, 2013
  5. "Make Me Wanna"
    Released: August 4, 2014

It Goes Like This is the debut album by American bro-country 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]

Content[edit]

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"  
Jay Joyce 2:59
2. "Something to Do with My Hands"   Joyce 3:20
3. "Get Me Some of That"   Luke Laird 3:09
4. "Call Me Up"   Laird 3:15
5. "It Goes Like This"   Michael Knox 3:07
6. "Make Me Wanna"  
  • Rhett
  • Bart Butler
  • Larry McCoy
Joyce 3:46
7. "Front Porch Junkies" (remix) Joyce 3:44
8. "In a Minute"  
Knox 3:41
9. "Take You Home"   Knox 3:39
10. "Sorry for Partyin'"  
  • Rhett
  • Barry Dean
  • Robbins
Laird 3:29
11. "All-American Middle Class White Boy"  
Joyce 2:59
12. "Beer with Jesus"  
  • Rhett
  • Rick Huckaby
  • Lance Miller
Joyce 4:15
Total length:
41:23

Personnel[edit]

  • Rhett Akins – background vocals
  • Danielle Bradbery – background vocals
  • Pat Buchanan – electric guitar
  • Matt Chamberlaindrums, percussion
  • Whitney Cheshier – background vocals
  • Mickey Jack Cones – background vocals
  • J. T. 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 Warrenharmonica, 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 271,000 copies in the US as of September 2015.[8]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013–15) Peak
position
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

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country
[15]
US Country Airplay
[16]
US
[17]
CAN Country
[18]
CAN
[19]
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitaker, Sterling (August 23, 2013). "Thomas Rhett Reveals Cover Art, Release Date + Track Listing for Debut Album". The Boot. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  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. ^ "Upcoming Releases: Hits Daily Double". Hits Daily Double. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Thomas Rhett – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Thomas Rhett.
  10. ^ "Thomas Rhett – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Thomas Rhett.
  11. ^ "Thomas Rhett – Chart history" Billboard Top Country Albums for Thomas Rhett.
  12. ^ "Top Country Albums: 2013 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums: Year-End top-selling albums across all genres". Billboard. 
  14. ^ "Top Country Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History - Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 10, 2013.