Way Out Here

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Way Out Here
Studio album by Josh Thompson
Released February 23, 2010
Genre Country
Length 35:44
Label Columbia Nashville
Producer Michael Knox[1]
Josh Thompson chronology
Way Out Here
Turn It Up
(2014)Turn It Up2014
Singles from Way Out Here
  1. "Beer on the Table"
    Released: July 27, 2009
  2. "Way Out Here"
    Released: March 29, 2010
  3. "Won't Be Lonely Long"
    Released: November 22, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Country Weekly 3.5/5 stars[3]
Roughstock favorable[4]

Way Out Here is the debut studio album by American country music singer Josh Thompson. It was released on February 23, 2010 via Columbia Records Nashville.[1] The album's first two singles, "Beer on the Table" and the title track charted in the Top 20 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, peaking at number 17 and number 15, respectively. "Won't Be Lonely Long" was released as the third single, and it peaked at number 25 on the same chart.

Critical reception[edit]

Jessica Phillips of Country Weekly magazine gave the album three-and-a-half stars out of five, saying that Thompson "confidently celebrates the particulars of country living."[3] Bobby Peacock of Roughstock gave a positive review, praising Thompson's voice and songwriting, saying that the album "offer[s] a crystal-clear image of who he is both musically and personally."[4] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic rated it three stars out of five, saying that Thompson "seems a little too clean to be rowdy" but that "the singles are the kind that gain strength with repetition."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Beer on the Table" Josh Thompson, Ken Johnson, Andi Zack 3:10
2. "Blame It on Waylon" Rhett Akins, Thompson 3:33
3. "Sinner" Thompson 3:56
4. "Won't Be Lonely Long" Thompson, George Ducas, Arlis Albritton 3:44
5. "Always Been Me" Thompson, Jay Brunswick, C.J. Wilder 3:38
6. "A Name in This Town" Thompson, David Lee Murphy, Casey Beathard 3:49
7. "Way Out Here" Thompson, Murphy, Beathard 4:06
8. "You Ain't Seen Country Yet" Thompson, Brunswick 3:18
9. "Back Around" Thompson, Albritton 3:10
10. "I Won't Go Crazy" Thompson, Dallas Davidson 3:23


Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 28 on the Billboard 200 and No. 9 on the Top Country Albums chart, with 15,000 copies sold in the US.[5]


Chart (2010) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 9
U.S. Billboard 200 28

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
US Billboard Top Country Albums[6] 59


Year Single Peak chart
US Country US
2009 "Beer on the Table" 17 103
2010 "Way Out Here" 15 85
"Won't Be Lonely Long" 25
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ a b Josh Thompson Debut Album "Way Out Here" Slated for 2/23 Release
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Way Out Here review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Phillips, Jessica (2010-02-01). "Reviews". Country Weekly. 17 (5): 50. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  4. ^ a b Peacock, Bobby (22 February 2010). "Way Out Here review". Roughstock. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  5. ^ Wade Jessen (April 10, 2014). "Dan + Shay First Rookie Duo to Debut At No. 1 on Country Albums Chart". Billboard. 
  6. ^ "Best of 2010 - Top Country Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. p. 893. ISBN 0-89820-188-8.