That's What It's All About

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"That's What It's All About"
Single by Brooks & Dunn
from the album The Greatest Hits Collection II
Released July 12, 2004
Format CD single
Recorded 2004
Genre Country
Length 4:00 (album version)
3:18 (single version)
Label Arista 82876-63224
Writer(s) Steve McEwan
Craig Wiseman
Producer(s) Mark Wright, Brooks & Dunn
Brooks & Dunn singles chronology
"That's What She Gets for Loving Me"
"That's What It's All About"
"It's Getting Better All the Time"

"That's What It's All About" is a song written by Steve McEwan and Craig Wiseman, and recorded by American country music duo Brooks & Dunn. It is one of three new tracks recorded on this greatest hits collection. It was released in July 2004 as the first single from Brooks & Dunn's compilation The Greatest Hits Collection II. It reached number 2 in the United States.


According to Ronnie Dunn, “It’s [about the] simple things, really. The more you learn, the more you figure out… the more you realize the lessons you learned growing up, the things you feel – that is what really matters. It’s easy to miss that, chasing after a career or whatever – and you do have to work hard in this world, there’s no way around it – but when that gets out of balance with your family, with your friends, with the things that matter… well, that’s what this song is about.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed during shots from various Brooks & Dunn concerts, and it was directed by Michael Salomon. It premiered in September 2004.

Chart positions[edit]

The song debuted at number 52 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs for the week ending July 10, 2004.

Chart (2004) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 38

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 27


  1. ^ Anon (2004). "Biography: Brooks & Dunn" Arista Retrieved September 18, 2009
  2. ^ "Brooks & Dunn Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Brooks & Dunn.
  3. ^ "Brooks & Dunn Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Brooks & Dunn.
  4. ^ "Best of 2004: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2004. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 

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