Mama Don't Get Dressed Up for Nothing

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"Mama Don't Get Dressed Up For Nothing"
Single by Brooks & Dunn
from the album Borderline
B-side "Tequila Town"
Released September 2, 1996[1]
Format CD Single, 7"
Genre Country
Length 4:07
Label Arista 13043
Writer(s) Kix Brooks
Ronnie Dunn
Don Cook
Producer(s) Kix Brooks
Don Cook
Ronnie Dunn
Brooks & Dunn singles chronology
"I Am That Man"
"Mama Don't Get Dressed Up For Nothing"
"A Man This Lonely"

"Mama Don't Get Dressed Up For Nothing" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music duo Brooks & Dunn. It was released in September 1996 as the third single from their CD Borderline. The song received moderate success on the US Country chart, where it peaked at number 13, while it was a number 8 hit in Canada. This is the fourth single to feature Kix Brooks on lead vocals instead of Ronnie Dunn. Kix and Ronnie wrote this song, along with Don Cook.

Music video[edit]

The music video for this song was directed by Michael Oblowitz. The video takes place at a Brooks & Dunn concert, with certain scenes cutting to two women who are preparing to go to the concert and make a quick stop and the girl smashes a picture on the road, and also cutting to a man at a ranch. The album cover of their album Borderline can be barely seen in the background of the stage at the concert at the beginning of the video. The two women are seen at the concert among the entire audience towards the end of the video.

Chart positions[edit]

"Mama Don't Get Dressed Up for Nothing" debuted at number 74 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of September 14, 1996.

Chart (1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 8
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 13



  1. ^ AOL Music profile for "Mama Don't Get Dressed Up for Nothing"
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9926." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 25, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "Brooks & Dunn Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Brooks & Dunn.

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