Red Dirt Road

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Red Dirt Road
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 15, 2003
LabelArista Nashville
ProducerKix Brooks
Ronnie Dunn
Mark Wright
Brooks & Dunn chronology
It Won't Be Christmas Without You
Red Dirt Road
The Greatest Hits Collection II
Singles from Red Dirt Road
  1. "Red Dirt Road"
    Released: April 21, 2003
  2. "You Can't Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl"
    Released: September 15, 2003
  3. "That's What She Gets for Loving Me"
    Released: February 9, 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Rolling Stone[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 Van Hoy) – 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]

  • Kix Brooks – lead vocals, background vocals
  • Ronnie Dunn – lead vocals, background vocals, tambourine

Additional musicians[edit]

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

Chart performance[edit]


Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[11] Platinum


  1. ^ Red Dirt Road at AllMusic
  2. ^ link
  3. ^ Anon (2003). ""Biography: Brooks & Dunn"". Archived from the original on July 27, 2003. Retrieved November 21, 2002.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link) Arista Retrieved September 18, 2009
  4. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (pdf ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 42.
  5. ^ "Brooks & Dunn Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  6. ^ "Brooks & Dunn Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  7. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2003". Billboard. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  8. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 2003". Billboard. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  9. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2004". Billboard. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  10. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 2004". Billboard. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  11. ^ "American album certifications – Brooks & Dunn – Red Dirt Road". Recording Industry Association of America.