Proud of the House We Built

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"Proud of the House We Built"
Single by Brooks & Dunn
from the album Cowboy Town
Released June 18, 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Country
Length 3:47
Label Arista Nashville 88697-11162
Writer(s) Ronnie Dunn
Marv Green
Terry McBride
Producer(s) Kix Brooks
Tony Brown
Ronnie Dunn
Brooks & Dunn singles chronology
"Hillbilly Deluxe"
"Proud of the House We Built"
"God Must Be Busy"
Alternative cover
CD cover

"Proud of the House We Built" is a song written by Ronnie Dunn, Terry McBride and Marv Green and recorded by the American country music duo Brooks & Dunn. It was released in June 2007 as the first single from their album Cowboy Town. The song reached a peak of number 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.


"Proud of the House We Built" was co-written by Ronnie Dunn, one-half of the duo, along with Marv Green and Terry McBride, who also plays bass guitar in Brooks & Dunn's road band and has co-written several singles for the duo. The song is a mid-tempo, featuring lead vocals from Dunn, describing a couple who are just starting a family. In the beginning, the narrator states that although it was difficult to start the family, he and his wife survived the stress that comes with raising a family, and overall, they are satisfied with how far they have come.


Kevin John Coyne, reviewing the song for Country Universe, gave it a B- rating. He said that it is "a decently good lyric that celebrates a love that started with nothing and still is fairly modest, but worthy of pride nonetheless." He also added that the melody was weak and the production was a problem.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

"Proud of the House We Built" debuted at number 48 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs for the week of June 16, 2007.

Chart (2007) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 57
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[4] 60

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 26


  1. ^ Coyne, Kevin John (2007-06-01). "Brooks & Dunn - "Proud of the House We Built"". Country Universe. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Brooks & Dunn – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Brooks & Dunn.
  3. ^ "Brooks & Dunn – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Brooks & Dunn.
  4. ^ "Brooks & Dunn – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Brooks & Dunn.
  5. ^ "Best of 2007: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2007. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 

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