That's Why God Made the Radio is The Beach Boys' thirtieth studio album, released on June 5, 2012. Produced by Brian Wilson, the album was recorded to coincide with the band's 50th anniversary tour, and is the band's first studio album since Stars and Stripes, Vol. 1 (1996) . It made its Billboard chart debut at #3, making the album their highest charting since 1965. The album is the first to feature original material since Summer in Paradise (1992). The album is also the first to feature guitarist and backing vocalist David Marks since the release of Little Deuce Coupe in 1963. It is also the first Beach Boys album to be made since the death of lead guitarist and vocalist Carl Wilson, who died in 1998. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.