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2006 studio album by Rascal Flatts

Me and my gang is the fourth studio album by the American country music group Rascal Flatts. It was released in November 2006 via Lyric Street Records. The album became the highest US debut of 2006 with 721,747 units[3] and went double platinum in the first month of release.[4][5] The album spent three weeks at number one Billboard 200 diagram. It was the second best album (behind) High school musical) and the best-selling country album of 2006. At the time of release on March 24, 2012, 4.918 million copies were sold in the United States[6] and was certified 5 × platinum.[4] This is the group's first album to be produced by Dann Huff.

On April 25, 2007 Rascal Flatts played “My Wish” american idol as part of the special Idol Gives Back.[7]

The singles released from this album included "What Hurts the Most," which topped both the Hot Country Songs and Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts. This was followed by the title track (which peaked at number 6) and then two number 1 hits with “My Wish” and “Stand”. Later prints of the album also included a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is a Highway" (a cover that was previously included on the 2006 film's soundtrack cars) as a bonus track. Although this cover was not released for country radio, it landed at number 18 on the country charts, overlapping with “My Wish”. A video was made for “He Ain't the Leavin‘ Kind ”, although it was never released as a single.

Song directory [edit]

1."Was standing"Blair Daly, Danny Orton3:28
2."What hurts the most"Steve Robson, Jeffrey Steele3:34
3."Backward"Marcel, Tony Mullins3:48
4."I feel bad"Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley and Jason Sellers3:18
5."My wish"Steele, Steve Robson4:08
6."Pieces"Monty Powell, Jay DeMarcus, Joe Don Rooney and Gary LeVox4:07
7."Yes I do"Wally Wilson, Jimmy Yeary4:16
8."So that she loves me"Thrasher, Mobley, DeMarcus4:08
9."Words I Couldn't Say"Steve Robson, Tammi Kidd and Gregory Becker4:35
10."Me and my gang"Steele, Mullins, Jon Stone3:37
11."Cool thing"Thrasher, Mobley, Rooney3:51
12."Ellsworth"Thrasher, Mobley, Michael Dulaney4:01
13."He's not the Leavin‘ child "Thrasher, Dulaney4:33
Overall length:51:31
14."What hurts the most" (hot mix)Robson, Steele
15."Life is like a highway"Cochrane

Staff [edit]

As listed in the liner notes.[8]

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Additional musicians

  • Tim Akers - keyboards (1, 2, 6, 9, 12), accordion (12)
  • Charlie Judge - keyboards (1, 2, 4, 6-13)
  • Howard Duck - Keyboards (3)
  • Gordon Mote - acoustic piano (4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12), keyboards (5)
  • Tom Bukovac - rhythm guitars (1, 4-8, 10-13)
  • Then Huff - rhythm guitars (1, 2, 4-13)
  • Jonathan Trebing - rhythm guitars (3)
  • Jonathan Yudkin - violin (1, 2, 7, 10), mandolin (1, 5, 6, 9, 12), banjo (2, 5, 10)
  • Darrell Scott - Mandolin (9)
  • Paul Franklin - steel guitar (2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12)
  • Travis Toy - Steel Guitar (3)
  • Bruce Bouton - steel guitar (7, 11, 12)
  • Russ Pahl - steel guitar (8, 13)
  • John Jeannsome - violin (3)
  • Chris McHugh - drums (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13)
  • Jim Riley - drums (3)
  • Lonnie Wilson - drums (7, 11)
  • Eric Darken - drums (1, 10, 12)

String section on "My wish" and "Words I couldn't say"

  • David Campbell - arrangements and conductor
  • Larry Corbett, Suzie Katayama and Daniel Smith - cello
  • Charlie Bisharat, Roberto Cani, Mario DeLeon, Armen Garabedian, Peter Kent, Alyssa Park, Theresienstadt Stanislav, Josefina Vergara and John Wittenberg - violin

"So that she loves me"

  • Charlie Judge - arrangements and conductor
  • Carole Rabinowitz - cello
  • Gary Vanosdale and Kristin Wilkinson - viola
  • David Davidson, Conni Ellisor, Carl Gorodetzky and Pamela Sixfin - violin

Production [edit]

  • Then Huff - producer
  • Rascal Flatts - Producers
  • Jeff Balding - recording
  • Mark Hagen - recording
  • Justin Niebank - record, mix
  • Todd Tidwell - Admissions, Admissions Assistant
  • Drew Bollman - recording assistant, mixing assistant
  • Greg Lawrence - Assistant Recording
  • David Robinson - recording assistant
  • Christopher Rowe - digital editing
  • Adam Ayan - Mastering
  • Sherri Halford - Art Direction, Design
  • Greg McCarn - Art Direction, Design
  • Glenn Sweitzer - Art Direction, Design
  • Chapman Baehler - Photography

Weekly charts [edit]

Year-end charts [edit]

Chart (2006) position
US Billboard 200[12]4
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[13]2
Chart (2007) position
US Billboard 200[14]13
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[15]2
Chart (2008) position
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[16]66

Single [edit]

Certifications [edit]

References [edit]