Brooks And Dunn performs “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” Live On Grand Ole Opry 1992.

Reached # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Singles, for four weeks in a row. Also reached # 1 on the lists of Canada Country Tracks, remained three Weeks in a row at number one. The song was the fourth number one for Brooks & Dunn.

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Boot Scootin’ Boogie:

Single cover Brooks & Dunn ( Arista 1992 )
Single cover Brooks & Dunn ( Arista 1992 )

Song written by Ronnie Dunn, was recorded for the first time by the band of The Sleep At The Wheel, for the album, Keepin ‘Me Up Nights (Arista 1990). The duo Brooks & Dunn, recorded in 1991 for the Arista label, in Tree Studio, Midtown Tone & Volume and SoundShop Recording Studios, Nashville, TN, with the production of Don Cook & Scott Hendricks, the song was released on May 25 of 1992, on August 1, 1992, reached # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Singles, for four weeks in a row, on August 15 also reached # 1 on the lists of Canada Country Tracks, remained three Weeks in a row at number one. The song was the fourth number one for Brooks & Dunn.

The song was included in Brooks & Dunn’s debut album, Brand New Man (Arista 1991), the album was released on August 13, 1991, on US Top Country Albums charts it reached number # 3, and on the lists of Canadian RPM Country Albums, reached number # 5. The album was certified 6 × Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for sales of six million copies.

The song is a tribute to the Texas style honky tonk’s line dancing, its success is cited as having initiated a renewed interest in on line dance across the United States.



Cd cover Brooks & Dunn ( Arista 1991 )
Cd cover Brooks & Dunn ( Arista 1991 )

 

Versions :

Asleep at the Wheel 1990 ( Arista )
Penny Gilley 2005 ( PGM )
Country Manny 2010 ( Rarebird )
Billy Brandt 2016 ( BBM )
Brooks & Dunn with Midland 2019 ( Arista )





Brooks And Dunn – Boot Scootin’ Boogie Lyrics

Out in the country past the city limits sign
Well there’s a honky tonk near the county line
The joint starts jumpin everynight when the sun goes down
They got whiskey, women, music and smoke
It’s where all the cowboy folk go to boot scootin’ boogie

I’ve got a good job I work hard for my money
When it’s quittin time I hit the door runnin’
I fire up my pickup truck and let the horses run
I go flyin’ down that highway to that hide-a-way
Stuck out in the woods to do the boot scootin’ boogie

Yeah, heel, toe, docie doe come on baby let’s go boot scootin’
Whoa, Cadillac, Black jack, baby meet me outback we’re gonna boogie
Oh get down, turn around go to town boot scootin’ boogie

The bartender asks me says son what’ll it be
I want a shot at that redhead yonder lookin’ at me
The dance floors hoppin’ and it’s hotter than the fourth of July
I see outlaws, in-laws, crooks and straights all out makin’ it shake
Doin’ the boot scootin’ boogie

Yeah, heel, toe, docie doe come on baby let’s go boot scootin’
Whoa, Cadillac, Black jack, baby meet me outback we’re gonna boogie
Oh get down, turn around go to town boot scootin’ boogie

Yeah, heel, toe, docie doe come on baby let’s go boot scootin’
Whoa, Cadillac, Black jack, baby meet me outback we’re gonna boogie
Yeah, get down, turn around go to town boot scootin’ boogie

I said get down, turn around go to town boot scootin’ boogie
Oh get down, turn around go to town boot scootin’ boogie

Single Brooks & Dunn ( Arista 1992 )
Single Brooks & Dunn ( Arista 1992 )

Miquel Batlle
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