Dirt on My Boots

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"Dirt on My Boots"
An image of a man playing a guitar on a dirt field with a pickup truck and sunlit background behind him. The artist's name and song title are superimposed over the image.
Single by Jon Pardi
from the album California Sunrise
ReleasedSeptember 19, 2016 (2016-09-19)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2016
GenreCountry
Length3:23
LabelCapitol Nashville
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Bart Butler
  • Jon Pardi
Jon Pardi singles chronology
"Head Over Boots"
(2015)
"Dirt on My Boots"
(2016)
"Heartache on the Dance Floor"
(2017)

"Dirt on My Boots" is a song recorded by American country music artist Jon Pardi. It was released to radio on September 19, 2016 as the second single to his second studio album, California Sunrise. The song was written by Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure and Ashley Gorley.[1][2]

"Dirt on My Boots" is Pardi's second number-one single, following "Head Over Boots" in taking the top spot on the Country Airplay chart.[3] It also peaked at numbers 2 and 37 on both the Hot Country Songs and Hot 100 charts respectively. The song was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and has sold 695,000 copies in the United States as of September 2017. It achieved similar success in Canada, reaching number one on the Country chart and number 58 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart. The song garnered a Gold certification from Music Canada, denoting sales of 40,000 units in that country.

The music video for the single was shot entirely in black-and-white and features Pardi practicing for a show while his girlfriend watches him.

Background[edit]

The song was written by Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure and Ashley Gorley, and it is one of the songs on the album that Pardi did not have a hand in writing. Pardi was interested in creating more modern-sounding tracks,[4] and he described the demo of the song as "super-hip-hop". But as he liked the lyrics and thought the content of the song country, they decided to make the song more country.[5]

Reception[edit]

The song debuted on the Country Airplay chart at number 49 on the chart date of October 8, 2016 after it was released to radio.[6] It quickly gained traction on the chart, eventually reaching number one for chart dated March 25, 2017, making this his second number-one on the Airplay chart.[7] It was certified Gold by the RIAA on February 22, 2017,[8] and has sold 742,000 copies in the United States as of February 2018.[9]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was released on February 23, 2017 and features Pardi performing on stage at a show. It is entirely in black-and-white. It shows Pardi preparing for the show, and with a girlfriend watching while he is performing, and the two then leave together after the song has finished.[10][11]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jon Pardi, 'Dirt on My Boots' [Listen]". tasteofcountry.com. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  2. ^ "Jon Pardi Drops a New Single, 'Dirt on My Boots' [LISTEN]". theboot.com. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  3. ^ "Jon Pardi Lands Second Consecutive No.1 With 'Dirt On My Boots'". Sounds Like Nashville. 2017-03-13. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  4. ^ "Jesse Frasure #1 on Billboard With "Dirt On My Boots"". Advanced Alternative Media.
  5. ^ "Jon Pardi on 'Dirt on My Boots' and 'Out of Style'". radio.com. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  6. ^ "Country Airplay". Billboard. October 8, 2016.
  7. ^ Asker, Jim (March 14, 2017). "Jon Pardi Kicks Up His 'Boots,' Again, Atop Country Airplay Chart". Billboard.
  8. ^ a b "American single certifications – Jon Pardi – Dirt on My Boots". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 2, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  9. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (January 9, 2018). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Sales Chart: January 9, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  10. ^ Freeman, Jon (February 24, 2017). "Watch Jon Pardi's Rowdy 'Dirt on My Boots' Video". Rolling Stone.
  11. ^ Houghton, Cillea (February 25, 2017). "Jon Pardi Releases Lively 'Dirt on My Boots' Video". Taste of Country.
  12. ^ "Jon Pardi Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  13. ^ "Jon Pardi Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  14. ^ "Jon Pardi Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  15. ^ "Jon Pardi Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  16. ^ "Jon Pardi Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  17. ^ "Billboard Canada Year-End Country Airplay of 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  18. ^ "Country Airplay Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  19. ^ "Hot Country Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  20. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Jon Pardi – Dirt on My Boots". Music Canada. Retrieved February 6, 2017.