Whistlin' Dixie

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"Whistlin' Dixie"
Single by Randy Houser
from the album They Call Me Cadillac
Released November 2, 2009 (2009-11-02)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 2:56
Label Universal South
Writer(s) Randy Houser, Kim Tribble
Producer(s) Mark Wright, Cliff Audretch III
Randy Houser singles chronology
"Boots On"
(2009)
"Whistlin' Dixie"
(2009)
"I'm All About It"
(2010)

"Whistlin' Dixie" is a song co-written recorded by American country music artist Randy Houser. It was released in November 2009 as the lead-off single from his album They Call Me Cadillac, which is released on September 21, 2010. Houser wrote this song with Kim Tribble.

Content[edit]

Written by Houser and Kim Tribble, the song is an up-tempo in which the narrator lists off various traits pertaining to a rural lifestyle.[1]

Reception[edit]

Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the song a positive review, describing it as a "likable southern rock track" and comparing Houser's vocals to Ronnie Dunn's. He noted that while the "lyrics are somewhat similar to other 'proud and loud' country songs," he praised the song's melody.[2] Chris Neal of Country Weekly magazine said that the lyrics had "one unconnected declarative statement after another," but described Houser's "full-gale voice" and the "Southern-rock stomp" production favorably.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video, which was directed by Chris Hicky, premiered on CMT on November 6, 2009.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of October 31, 2009. It peaked at number 31 in February 2010 just missing the Top 30.

Chart (2009-2010) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Neal, Chris (2009-11-30). "Reviews — Singles". Country Weekly 16 (42): 45. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  2. ^ Roughstock Blog: Randy Houser - "Whistlin' Dixie"
  3. ^ CMT Videos: Music Binge - 11.6.09 : Whistlin' Dixie
  4. ^ "Randy Houser Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Randy Houser. Retrieved January 31, 2011.

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