On This Date: Brooks & Dunn’s “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” Charted At #1 In 1992

Brooks and Dunn country music
Brooks & Dunn

“Boot scootin’ boooOOOoogggiieee.”

You can’t deny the twang on the chorus of the iconic Brooks & Dunn song is one of the most recognizable in country music.

Even 32 years after the track’s release, “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” is still blasted consistently at honky tonk and line dance bars.

Initially recorded by the band Asleep At The Wheel in 1990, the country music duo put their twist on the single “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” to appear on their 1991 album Brand New Man. 

The single landed #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart in 1992, becoming Brooks & Dunn’s fourth consecutive number one.

Right around the time the single was released, line dance culture was seeing a resurgence, and “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” became a hit among line dancers, creating a cross-over hit for the duo. The single is attributed to getting people back out on the dance floor and learning the one-two steps of the line dance.

The lyrics screamed for the single to become a honky tonk dance hit, so it’s no surprise it played a role in this movement.

“Where there’s a honky tonk near the County lineThe joint starts jumpin’ every night when the sun goes downThey got whiskey women, music, and smokeIt’s where all the cowboy folk go to boot scootin’ boogie.”

With this success, Brooks & Dunn then released a dance version of the track on their 1993 album, Hard Workin’ Man. 

Most recently, the single made its return on the 2019 album Reboot, featuring another honky tonk band, Midland.

“Boot Scootin’ Boogie” is arguably one of Brooks & Dunn’s most recognizable songs and is still a massive hit among honky tonk crowds.

Put on this twanger and your best pair of dancing boots and get to boot-scootin’.

Just in case you are in your dance mix era, here is the 1993 dance mix for fun.



A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock