About the song

If you are a fan of country music, you probably know the song **Boot Scootin’ Boogie** by Brooks & Dunn. It is one of their most popular and successful songs, and it helped to popularize the line dance craze in the early 1990s. But do you know the story behind this catchy tune? Here are some interesting facts about Boot Scootin’ Boogie that you may not know.

– The song was written by Ronnie Dunn, who is the lead vocalist and one half of the duo Brooks & Dunn. He wrote it in 1988, before he met his partner Kix Brooks. He was inspired by a honky tonk bar near Austin, Texas, where he used to play with his band.
– The song was originally recorded by Asleep at the Wheel, a Texas-based western swing band, for their 1990 album Keepin’ Me Up Nights. Brooks & Dunn heard their version and decided to record their own, with a more upbeat tempo and a rockabilly style.
– The song was released as the fourth single from Brooks & Dunn’s debut album Brand New Man in 1992. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, and number 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also won the duo their first Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1993.
– The song is considered to be one of the first examples of the “neo-traditional” country movement, which blended traditional country elements with contemporary influences. It also sparked a revival of line dancing, especially the dance called “Boot Scootin’ Boogie”, which was choreographed by Bill Bader and became a staple at country clubs and bars.
– The song has been covered by many artists, including Garth Brooks, John Anderson, George Strait, and Travis Tritt. It has also been featured in several movies and TV shows, such as Pure Country, My Cousin Vinny, King of the Hill, and The Ranch.

Boot Scootin’ Boogie is a classic country song that will make you want to get up and dance. It is a testament to the talent and legacy of Brooks & Dunn, who have been making music together for over 30 years. So grab your boots and your partner, and let’s go boot scootin’!

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