Ain't Nothing 'bout You

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"Ain't Nothing 'bout You"
Single by Brooks & Dunn
from the album Steers & Stripes
B-side "Husbands and Wives"
Released February 12, 2001
Format CD single, 7"
Recorded 2001
Genre Country
Length 3:22
Label Arista Nashville 69048
Writer(s) Rivers Rutherford
Tom Shapiro
Producer(s) Kix Brooks
Ronnie Dunn
Mark Wright
Brooks & Dunn singles chronology
"You'll Always Be Loved by Me"
"Ain't Nothing 'bout You"
"Only in America"

"Ain't Nothing 'bout You" is a song written by Tom Shapiro and Rivers Rutherford, and recorded by American country music duo Brooks & Dunn. It released in February 2001 as the first single from their album Steers & Stripes. The song was nominated by the Country Music Association for Single of the Year. It spent six weeks as the #1 song on the US Country chart, and eventually ranked as the top country song of 2001. It also managed to cross over to pop radio, reaching #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


The narrator is a guy who finds everything that his significant other does mesmerizing.

Critical reception[edit]

Chuck Taylor, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably calling it "a sultry, hook-laden tune that finds Ronnie Dunn in fine vocal form." He says that this single represents a departure from Brooks & Dunn's signature honky-tonk style.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy. It features a model, (a then unknown Alana De La Garza of Law & Order fame) who is the central character of the video. It was shot in an abandoned warehouse, and shot in green. It was also the only video by the duo, to be directed by Fanjoy. Throughout the video, the model is seen in different layouts. The duo are performing, with a full band, on a high platform, in front of a screen, projecting the model's scenes. The model is also seen poking her head through thin blinds, seen as both the first, and last image of the video. The video was released in March 2001.

Chart positions[edit]

"Ain't Nothing 'bout You" debuted at number 48 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for the week of February 17, 2001.

Chart (2001) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 25

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1
Preceded by
"Who I Am"
by Jessica Andrews
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

April 28-June 2, 2001
Succeeded by
"Don't Happen Twice"
by Kenny Chesney
Preceded by
"How Do You Like Me Now?!"
by Toby Keith
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single of the year

Succeeded by
"The Good Stuff"
by Kenny Chesney


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