The Pressure Is On was Williams' fifth consecutive Top 10 album for Curb, peaking at number 5 on the BillboardTop Country Albums chart. Two songs, "All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)" and A Country Boy Can Survive" were released as singles, with "All My Rowdy Friends" peaking at Number One on the BillboardHot Country Songs & Tracks chart, giving Williams his fifth career Number One single, while "A Country Boy Can Survive" peaked at number 2. They have become signature songs for Williams and remain among the most popular of his career. The album and singles were well received by critics, earning Williams an Academy of Country Music nomination for Top Male Vocalist. It was also a major commercial success for Williams and was certified Platinum by the RIAA, making it Williams' sixth album to be certified Gold and his second to be certified Platinum.