Brooks & Dunn reach number 1 with “Red Dirt Road” back on August 2nd, 2003.
This song was an instant classic from the duo, being one of three number 1 singles off the album.
It is also the album-titled song serving as their 8th successful full studio album.
“You Can’t Take the Honky-Tonk out of the Girl” and “That’s What She Gets for Lovin’ Me.” also reached #1.
Ronnie Dunn explains the inspiration behind this song stating:
“I knew we were going to call this album Red Dirt Road before the first song was even picked.”
“I wanted that thread, that growing up in rural America and all the universal touchstones we all go through—that first beer, wrecking my first car two weeks after I got it, being taken to a revival by my cousins who lived a few miles farther down that road. That road ran through every major event in my young life… and who would think a kid growing up like that, going to Bible college, would end up here? But that’s the power of life and roots and dreams—it can.”
Many young country fans have grown up with this song and helped shaped the way they view the genre.