On this date back in 1993, Brooks & Dunn released the follow-up to their debut album Brand New Man.
Hot off the success of songs like “Neon Moon” and of course “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” Kix and Ronnie’s sophomore album Hard Workin’ Man “kept the fire going” for the legendary duo with heat like “We’ll Burn That Bridge,” “She Used to Be Mine,” and “Rock My World (Little Country Girl).”
Oh, and the album even featured a dance remix of “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.”
The title track, which was released ahead of the album as its first single, turned out to be the “worst” performing single from the album when it “only” reached #4 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart.
But the music video, featuring the duo performing on the streets of Las Vegas (and that fire button-up from Kix), is one of their all-time classics.
The album peaked at #2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, blocked from the top spot by Some Gave All, the debut album from Billy Ray Cyrus. But Hard Workin’ Man earned Brooks & Dunn a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album, and they took home the trophy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group for the title track.
The album has since been certified quintuple platinum for selling over 5 million copies.
And with classics like this, it’s not hard to see why.