Tailgates & Tanlines

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Tailgates & Tanlines
TailgatesandTanlines.jpg
Studio album by Luke Bryan
Released August 9, 2011 (2011-08-09)
Recorded 2010–11
Genre Country
Length 47:43
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer
Luke Bryan chronology
Doin' My Thing
(2009)Doin' My Thing2009
Tailgates & Tanlines
(2011)
Crash My Party
(2013)Crash My Party2013
Singles from Tailgates & Tanlines
  1. "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)"
    Released: March 14, 2011
  2. "I Don't Want This Night to End"
    Released: September 5, 2011
  3. "Drunk on You"
    Released: February 13, 2012
  4. "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye"
    Released: August 6, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars link
Slant Magazine2/5 stars link

Tailgates & Tanlines is the third studio album by American country music artist Luke Bryan. It was released on August 9, 2011, by Capitol Nashville.[1] Bryan co-wrote eight of the album's thirteen tracks, including its first single, "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)."[2] American Songwriter called Tailgates & Tanlines "a soundtrack for fun and sun, along with an instantaneous cure for the summertime blues."[3] The song "Too Damn Young" was originally performed by Julie Roberts on her 2006 album Men & Mascara.

Commercial performance[edit]

Tailgates & Tanlines debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart and number one on the Top Country Albums chart, selling 145,295 copies in its first week.[4] It was Luke Bryan best-selling album until it was surpassed by Crash My Party in April 2015. As of April 2017, the album has sold 2,570,700 copies in the US.[5] On September 5, 2017, the album was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over four million copies in the United States.

In Canada, the album debuted at number six on the Canadian Albums Chart. The album was certified by Music Canada for sales of over 80,000 copies in Canada.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Country Girl (Shake It for Me)"3:45
2."Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye"3:23
3."Drunk on You"3:33
4."Too Damn Young"
  • Arlis Albritton
  • Casey Koesel
3:36
5."I Don't Want This Night to End"3:40
6."You Don't Know Jack"
  • McAnally
  • Erin Enderlin
3:16
7."Harvest Time"
  • Bryan
  • Clawson
3:27
8."I Know You're Gonna Be There"3:36
9."Muckalee Creek Water"
  • Bryan
  • Patrick Jason Matthews
3:56
10."Tailgate Blues" (featuring Ashton Shepherd on backing vocals)
3:43
11."Been There, Done That"
  • Bryan
  • Rachel Thibodeau
4:29
12."Faded Away"
  • Bryan
  • Michael Carter
3:48
13."I Knew You That Way"
3:32
14."That Don't Just Happen [Bonus Track] [6]" 3:32

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[20] Platinum 80,000^
United States (RIAA)[21] 4× Platinum 4,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luke Bryan's New Album Due Aug. 9". Country Music Television. May 11, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ Conaway, Alanna (June 18, 2011). "Luke Bryan Announces 'Tailgates and Tanlines' Album Track List". Taste of Country. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ American Songwriter review
  4. ^ Edward Morris (August 20, 2011). "Luke Bryan Tops Chart With Tailgates & Tanlines". CMT Get Country. 
  5. ^ Bjorke, Matt (April 18, 2017). "Top Country Catalog Album Sales Chart: April 18, 2017". Roughstock. 
  6. ^ https://m.facebook.com/lukebryan/posts/134936183262592
  7. ^ http://www.ariacharts.com.au/chart/country-albums/329
  8. ^ "Canadian Albums - August 27, 2011". Billboard. Retrieved August 18, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Archive Chart". UK Albums Chart. Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Luke Bryan, Ace Hood Score Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  11. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #465". auspOp. March 24, 2018. Retrieved March 24, 2018. 
  12. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums: Year-End top-selling albums across all genres". Billboard. 
  13. ^ "Top Country Albums: 2011 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b http://www.billboard.com/charts/year-end/2012/the-billboard-200
  15. ^ "2013 Year-End Charts – Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Top Country Albums: 2013 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  18. ^ "Catalog Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  19. ^ "Chart listing for "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)"". Billboard. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Luke Bryan – Tailgates & Tanlines". Music Canada. 
  21. ^ "American album certifications – Luke Bryan – Tailgates & Tanlines". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.