It Goes Like This is the debut album by American country music artist Thomas Rhett. It was released on October 29, 2013, via Valory Music Group.[1] The album's release was announced on August 22.[3]


It includes the singles "It Goes Like This",[4] "Get Me Some of That", and "Make Me Wanna". It also includes the previously released singles "Something to Do with My Hands" and "Beer with Jesus" from Rhett's prior self-titled EP release.

Jay Joyce produced six of the album's tracks, of which five previously appeared on Rhett's self-titled extended play. Michael Knox and Luke Laird produce three tracks each.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars11px11px11px11px[5]
Roughstock4/5 stars11px11px11px11px[6]

The album received two positive reviews from critics. Steve Leggett of Allmusic rated the album 3.5 stars out of 5, saying that "It's a solidly professional outing, featuring all three of his singles and other tracks of similar construction, and it's full of energy, good humor, and the kind of backroad good-old-boy wisdom that everybody seems to love these days, even if it feeds more off nostalgia than reality."[5] Giving it 4 out of 5 stars, Matt Bjorke of Roughstock called it "a very good, musically diverse debut album, an album which should find some sort of an audience."[6]

Track listing

1."Whatcha Got in That Cup"Jay Joyce2:59
2."Something to Do with My Hands"Joyce3:20
3."Get Me Some of That"Luke Laird3:09
4."Call Me Up"Laird3:15
5."It Goes Like This"Michael Knox3:06
6."Make Me Wanna"
  • Rhett
  • Bart Butler
  • Larry McCoy
7."Front Porch Junkies" (remix)Joyce3:44
8."In a Minute"
9."Take You Home"Knox3:39
10."Sorry for Partyin'"
11."All-American Middle Class White Boy"
12."Beer with Jesus"
Total length:41:23


Chart performance

The album debuted at No. 6 on Billboard 200 and No. 2 on the Top Current Albums chart with 36,000 copies sold in the U.S. on its first week of release.[7] The album has sold 271,000 copies in the US as of September 2015.[8]

Weekly charts

Chart (2013–15) Peak
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[9] 23
US Billboard 200[10] 6
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[11] 2

Year-end charts

Chart (2013) Position
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[12] 67
Chart (2014) Position
US Billboard 200[13] 160
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[14] 30


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country
US Country Airplay
CAN Country
2012 "Something to Do with My Hands" 15 93 90
"Beer with Jesus" 26 19 101
2013 "It Goes Like This" 2 1 25 4 33
"Get Me Some of That" 4 1 41 6 49
2014 "Make Me Wanna" 2 1 43 11 74
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. 1.0 1.1 Whitaker, Sterling (August 23, 2013). "Thomas Rhett Reveals Cover Art, Release Date + Track Listing for Debut Album". The Boot. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  2. Conaway, Alanna (August 29, 2013). "Thomas Rhett Says Debut Album Will Be "An Evolution" of Self Over Past Two Years". Roughstock. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  3. Howell, Coti (August 22, 2013). "Thomas Rhett Reveals Album Details". Country Weekly. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  4. "Thomas Rhett to Release Debut Album, "It Goes Like This," October 29". WWGP. August 22, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Leggett, Steve. "It Goes Like This – Thomas Rhett". AllMusic. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Bjorke, Matt (25 October 2013). "Album Review: Thomas Rhett - It Goes Like This". Roughstock. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  7. Wade Jessen (November 7, 2013). "'Duck,' Thomas Rhett, Toby Keith Storm Top Country Albums". Billboard. 
  8. "Upcoming Releases: Hits Daily Double". Hits Daily Double. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. 
  9. "Thomas Rhett – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Thomas Rhett.
  10. "Thomas Rhett – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Thomas Rhett.
  11. "Thomas Rhett – Chart history" Billboard Top Country Albums for Thomas Rhett.
  12. "Top Country Albums: 2013 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  13. "Billboard 200 Albums: Year-End top-selling albums across all genres". Billboard. 
  14. "Top Country Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  15. "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  16. "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  17. "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  18. "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  19. "Thomas Rhett Album & Song Chart History - Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 

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