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Thanks For Listening
Thanks for Listening
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1, 2014 (2014-07-01)
GenreCountry rap
Length42:49
LabelAverage Joe's Entertainment
Producer
Colt Ford chronology
Declaration of Independence
(2012)
Thanks for Listening
(2014)
Love Hope Faith
(2017)
Singles from Thanks for Listening
  1. "The High Life"
    Released: March 18, 2014
  2. "Workin' On"
    Released: July 14, 2014
  3. "Crank It Up"
    Released: December 1, 2014
  4. "Dirty Side"
    Released: April 12, 2015

Thanks for Listening is the fifth studio album by American country rap singer Colt Ford. Released on July 1, 2014 via Average Joe's Entertainment, the album features singles "Workin' On",[2]"Crank It Up", "The High Life". and "Dirty Side".[3]

Content

The album was mostly produced by Shannon "Fat Shan" Houchins and Noah Gordon, except for tracks 3, 5, and 10, which were produced by Phivestarr Productions (Jared Sciullo and DJKO), and track 8, which was produced by Kevin Kadish.[4]

Promotion

Along with the release of the album, a comic book included in the deluxe package of the available at Walmart was released entitled The Average Joes — a reference to Ford's record label — which features Ford and others involved with his record company saving the world and fighting crime.[5]

Critical reception

Giving it 3.5 stars out of 5, Steve Leggett of Allmusic wrote that "There isn't much Nashville about Ford, but he certainly understands how things work, and most importantly, he understands his audience, realizing that, while radio segments music into styles, audiences don't".[6]

Commercial performance

The album debuted at number ten on the Billboard 200 selling 23,000 copies.[7] It also debuted at No. 2 on the Top Country album chart, and No. 1 on the Rap Albums as well as Independent Albums charts.[8][9] It has sold 95,200 copies in the US as of March 2015.[10]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Thanks for Listening" (with Daniel Lee)
  • Colt Ford
  • Brett Jones
4:08
2."She's Like" (with Keith Urban)
  • Ford
  • Rich Redmond
  • John Eddie
  • Jacob Scherer
3:45
3."Cut 'Em All" (with Willie Robertson)
  • Ford
  • Jared Sciullo
  • Justin Spillner
2:40
4."The High Life" (with Chase Rice)
4:05
5."Dirty Side" (with Walker Hayes)
  • Ford
  • Sciullo
  • Walker Hayes
3:40
6."Sip It Slow" (with Lee Brice)
3:34
7."Workin' On"
  • Hayes
  • Doug Waterman
3:44
8."Crank It Up"
3:20
9."Farm Life" (with Justin Moore)
  • Clare Dunn
  • Benjamin Caver
  • Blake Bollinger
3:23
10."Outshine Me"
  • Ford
  • Sciullo
  • Spillner
  • Mike Fiorentino
3:52
11."Crickets" (with Jerrod Niemann)
  • Ford
  • J. Hyde
  • J. Boyer
3:09
12."Washed in the Mud" (with Randy Houser)
  • Ford
  • Gary Loyd
  • Mark Morton
  • Justin David
3:29
Total length:42:49

Charts

Weekly charts

Year-end charts

Chart (2014) Position
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[15] 52
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[16] 25

Singles

Year Single Peak positions
US Country
2014 "The High Life" (with Chase Rice) 38
"--" denotes releases that did not chart

References

  1. ^ "Colt Ford's 'Thanks for Listening' Hits Stores Tomorrow". Music News Nashville. 2013-10-01. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Thanks for Listening - Colt Ford | Release Information, Reviews and Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Colt Ford Releases New Song "The High Life," Featuring Chase Rice Today | New Country Music, Listen to Songs & Video". Roughstock.com. 2014-03-18. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Thanks for Listening (Deluxe Edition) (CD booklet). Colt Ford. Average Joes Entertainment. 2014. pp. 2-8.CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. ^ Dauphin, Chuck (2014-06-27). "Colt Ford on His New Album: 'I Think It's The Best One I've Made'". Billboard. Retrieved .
  6. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Thanks for Listening". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ Caulfield, Keith (2014-07-09). "Trey Songz Scores Second No. 1 Album With 'Trigga'". Billboard. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Wade Jessen (July 10, 2014). "Jake Owen's 'Beachin' ' Shores Up No. 1 Spot On Hot Country Songs". Billboard.
  9. ^ Markos Papadatos (July 22, 2014). "Colt Ford talks 'Thanks for Listening' CD, golf and Toby Keith". Digital Journal.
  10. ^ Matt Bjorke (March 25, 2015). "Country Album Chart Report For March 25, 2015". Roughstock. Sales figure given here
  11. ^ "Colt Ford Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Colt Ford Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Colt Ford Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Colt Ford Chart History (Top Rap Albums)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Top Country Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2015.
  16. ^ "Top Independent Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard.

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