Red Dirt Road

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Red Dirt Road
Studio album by Brooks & Dunn
Released July 15, 2003
Genre Country
Length 56:59
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Kix Brooks
Ronnie Dunn
Mark Wright
Brooks & Dunn chronology
It Won't Be Christmas Without You
(2002)It Won't Be Christmas Without You2002
Red Dirt Road
The Greatest Hits Collection II
(2004)The Greatest Hits Collection II2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

Red Dirt Road is the eighth studio album for country duo Brooks & Dunn, released in 2003 on Arista Nashville. Certified platinum for sales of one million copies in the U.S., the album produced three top ten singles: "Red Dirt Road" (#1 on the Hot Country Songs chart), "You Can't Take the Honky-Tonk out of the Girl" (#3) and "That's What She Gets for Lovin' Me" (#6).


"I knew we were going to call this album Red Dirt Road before the first song was even picked," said Ronnie Dunn. "I wanted that thread, that growing up in rural America and all the universal touchstones we all go through—that first beer, wrecking my first car two weeks after I got it, being taken to a revival by my cousins who lived a few miles farther down that road. That road ran through every major event in my young life… and who would think a kid growing up like that, going to Bible college, would end up here? But that's the power of life and roots and dreams—it can."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Can't Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl" (Bob DiPiero, Bart Allmand) – 3:41
  2. "Caroline" (Ronnie Dunn, Charlie Crowe) – 3:49
  3. "When We Were Kings" (Kix Brooks, Gary Nicholson) – 4:12
  4. "That's What She Gets for Loving Me" (Dunn, Terry McBride) – 2:56
  5. "Red Dirt Road" (Brooks, Dunn) – 4:20
  6. "Feels Good Don't It" (Dunn, McBride) - 2:44
  7. "I Used to Know This Song by Heart" (Jerry Lynn Williams) – 4:27
  8. "Believer" (Dunn, Craig Wiseman) – 3:46
  9. "Memory Town" (Brooks, Rafe VanHoy) – 4:04
  10. "She Was Born to Run" (Dunn, McBride, Kenny Beard) – 3:41
  11. "Til My Dyin' Day" (Brooks, Paul Nelson) – 3:03
  12. "My Baby's Everything I Love" (Brooks, Dunn, Don Cook) – 3:39
  13. "Good Day to Be Me" (Brooks, DiPiero) – 3:39
  14. "Good Cowboy" (Nile Rodgers, Jimmie Vaughan) - 4:23
  15. "Holy War" (Dunn) – 5:09


As listed in liner notes.

Brooks & Dunn[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Horns performed by Jeff Coffin, Jim Horn, Samuel Levine, and Steve Patrick, and arranged by Jim Horn.

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2003) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 4


Year Single Peak positions
US Country US
2003 "Red Dirt Road" 1 25
"You Can't Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl" 3 39
2004 "That's What She Gets for Loving Me" 6 53
Preceded by
Greatest Hits Collection, Vol. 1
by Trace Adkins
Top Country Albums number-one album
August 2–8, 2003
Succeeded by
Mud on the Tires
by Brad Paisley


  1. ^ Red Dirt Road at AllMusic
  2. ^ link
  3. ^ Anon (2003). "Biography: Brooks & Dunn" at the Wayback Machine (archived July 27, 2003) Arista Retrieved September 18, 2009