Nothing Like This (album)

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Nothing Like This
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 16, 2010 (2010-11-16)
LabelBig Machine
Rascal Flatts chronology
Nothing Like This
The Best of Rascal Flatts Live
Singles from Nothing Like This
  1. "Why Wait"
    Released: August 2, 2010
  2. "I Won't Let Go"
    Released: January 10, 2011
  3. "Easy"
    Released: June 27, 2011

Nothing Like This is the seventh studio album by country music group Rascal Flatts. It is their debut release after signing with Big Machine Records, and was released on November 16, 2010. The album's lead-off single, "Why Wait," was released on August 2, 2010.[1][2] This song became their first number one single on the Hot Country Songs charts since "Here Comes Goodbye."[3] The album's second single, "I Won't Let Go" was released to country radio on January 10, 2011. The third single, "Easy" was released to country radio on June 27, 2011.


In the weeks leading up to the album's release, three promotional singles were released for music download; "I Won't Let Go" was released on October 25, 2010, "Play" on November 2, 2010, and the title track on November 9, 2010.[4]



The album debuted at number six on the U.S. Billboard 200 and number one on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums, selling 165,000 copies in its first week of release.[5] It has sold 1.1 million copies in the United States as of the chart dated March 24, 2012.[6]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[7]
Associated Press(positive)[8]
Country Weekly4/5 stars[10]
Roughstock3.5/5 stars[11]

Nothing Like This has received positive reviews from most critics. Stephen Thomas Erlewine with AllMusic gave the album a four-star review, saying "Nothing Like This doesn’t offer anything new, it’s Rascal Flatts who have never strayed from the sunny sound of their 2000 debut - but everything from the melodies to the very sound of the tight 11-track record seems brighter than the trio’s last few records. It’s a fresh coat of paint on a sturdy old house".[7] Gary Graff of Billboard magazine gave it a favorable review, saying that "[t]he trio's harmonies remain as crisp as a fresh pair of Wranglers; polished, deceptively effortless and relentlessly tuneful, Nothing Like This is everything we've come to expect from Rascal Flatts".[9]

Michael McCall of the Associated Press gave the album a positive review, saying that it had a "breezier, melodic sound" compared to the group's previous releases.[8] Kyle Ward of Roughstock gave it three-and-a-half stars out of five, saying that it was more consistent than the band's last two albums for former label Lyric Street Records.[11] Jessica Phillips of Country Weekly gave the album a four-star rating, saying that Rascal Flatts "sounded re-energized", and commented saying "overall the Flatts boys haven’t sounded this good in a while".[10]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
1."Why Wait"Neil Thrasher, Tom Shapiro, Jimmy Yeary3:45
2."Easy" (duet with Natasha Bedingfield)Katrina Elam, Mike Mobley3:38
3."Sunday Afternoon"Joe Don Rooney, busbee3:51
4."Play"Bonnie Baker, Elam, Hunter Hayes3:44
5."Nothing Like This"Michael Dulaney, Shapiro, Thrasher3:55
6."All Night to Get There"Jay DeMarcus, Paul Jenkins, Jason Sellers3:21
7."Red Camaro"Joe Collins, Chris Tompkins3:46
8."They Try"Thrasher, Shapiro, Yeary4:15
9."Summer Young"Gary LeVox, Wendell Mobley, Thrasher4:12
10."Tonight Tonight"LeVox, Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Ryan Tedder3:42
11."I Won't Let Go"Steve Robson, Sellers3:47
Total length:41:51


Rascal Flatts[edit]

Additional Musicians[edit]

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2010) Peak
Canadian Albums Chart 14
US Billboard 200 6
US Billboard Top Country Albums 1


Year Single Peak chart positions
2010 "Why Wait" 1 48 60
2011 "I Won't Let Go" 2 31 39
"Easy" (with Natasha Bedingfield) 3 43 20
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Billboard 200 (Billboard)[12] 17
US Top Current Albums (Billboard)[13] 17
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[14] 3


Region Certification
Canada (Music Canada)[15] Gold
United States (RIAA)[16] Platinum

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Edition(s)
United States[17] November 16, 2010 Big Machine Records CD, Digital download
Canada[18] Universal Music
Australia[19] November 19, 2010
New Zealand
Sweden[20] January 23, 2013 Lionheart Music Group


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  2. ^ "Rascal Flatts Reveal Track List for 'Nothing Like This' - The Boot". 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2010-10-22.
  3. ^ "Chart Highlights: Country, Rock Songs & More". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2010.
  4. ^ "Rascal Flatts, 'Nothing Like This' -- New Album". AOL Music. 16 November 2010. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
  5. ^ Caulfield, Keith (2010-11-24). "Susan Boyle's 'Gift' Tops Rihanna, Kid Rock on Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-11-24.
  6. ^ "Rascal Flatts Return 'Changed' Men". Billboard. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Nothing Like This - Rascal Flatts". AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-11-22.
  8. ^ a b McCall, Michael (19 November 2010). "Review: Rascal Flatts newly inspired on new disc". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
  9. ^ a b Graff, Gary (2010-11-30). "Rascal Flatts, "Nothing Like This"". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
  10. ^ a b Phillips, Jessica (2010-11-17), Nothing Like This : Rascal Flatts - Reviews - Country Weekly Magazine, Country Weekly, retrieved 2010-12-30
  11. ^ a b Ward, Kyle (17 November 2010). "Nothing Like This review". Roughstock. Archived from the original on 20 November 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
  12. ^ "Best of 2011: Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  13. ^ "Best of 2011: Current Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  14. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  15. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Rascal Flatts – Nothing Like This". Music Canada.
  16. ^ "American album certifications – Rascal Flatts – Nothing Like This". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
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  18. ^ "Nothing Like This - Rascal Flatts (Canada)". Retrieved 2013-01-05.
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  20. ^ "Nothing Like This - Rascal Flatts (Sweden)". Archived from the original on 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2013-01-05.