The Greatest Gift of All

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The Greatest Gift of All
Rascal Flatts - The Greatest Gift of All.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
RecordedSummer 2016[1]
Genre
Length38:13
LabelBig Machine
ProducerJay DeMarcus
Rascal Flatts chronology
Rewind
(2014)
The Greatest Gift of All
(2016)
Back to Us
(2017)

The Greatest Gift of All is the first Christmas album recorded by American country pop trio Rascal Flatts. It was released October 21, 2016 through Big Machine Records. The album was produced by group member Jay DeMarcus.

Critical reception[edit]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic rated the album three stars out of five and wrote that the "blend of the secular and the sacred, the new and the old, is a signature for Rascal Flatts, and it works well here."[2] Laura Hostelley of Sounds Like Nashville wrote that the group "use their years of experience in the studio to attract attention," and complimented the album's production for setting it apart from other holiday-themed releases.[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

The Greatest Gift of All debuted at number 167 on the Billboard 200 chart dated November 12, 2016,[4] selling 4,200 copies in its first week.[5] It reached a peak position of 60 on the chart dated December 17, 2016.[6] The Greatest Gift of All also reached number seven and six on the Top Country Albums and Top Holiday Albums charts, respectively. As of November 2017, the album has sold 69,100 copies in the United States.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Joy to the World" (arr. Tim Akers)3:38
2."O Holy Night"4:53
3."Deck the Halls"Traditional3:19
4."A Strange Way to Save the World"
3:53
5."Go Tell It on the Mountain" (arr. Akers)John Wesley Work, Jr.3:33
6."Let It Snow"2:54
7."Silent Night"4:11
8."Someday at Christmas"3:14
9."The First Noel" (arr. Akers)Traditional4:50
10."Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"3:48
Total length:38:13

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[8] 60
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[9] 7
US Top Holiday Albums (Billboard)[10] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dauphin, Chuck (December 8, 2016). "Rascal Flatts Discuss Making First Christmas Album 'The Greatest Gift of All'". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Greatest Gift of All - Rascal Flatts | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  3. ^ Hostelley, Laura (October 20, 2016). "Album Review: Rascal Flatts' 'The Greatest Gift of All'". Sounds Like Nashville. SpinMedia. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "Billboard 200: The Week of November 12, 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  5. ^ Bjorke, Matt (January 3, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: October 31, 2016". Roughstock. Cheri Media. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  6. ^ "Billboard 200: The Week of December 17, 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  7. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 26, 2017). "Top Country Catalog Sales Chart: November 26, 2017". Roughstock. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  8. ^ "Rascal Flatts Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  9. ^ "Rascal Flatts Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  10. ^ "Rascal Flatts Chart History (Holiday Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2017.

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