In bars and dance halls all across the country, people still flock to the dance floor as soon as they hear the opening notes of “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.” The infectious tune, released by Brooks & Dunn back in 1992, still sounds just as good as it did when it was included on the country duo’s debut album, “Brand New Man,” and was their fourth consecutive No. 1 single.
And now, 25 years later, the song still finds its way in Brooks & Dunn’s set list.
Music titan Clive Davis recently reminisced about the magic of artists like Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson, and why their music has truly stood the test of time.
“In the case of Alan Jackson, it’s not that he dominated the stage, but his writing — it’s like Dylan’s almost,” Clive told “Billboard Magazine.” “The writing was so exceptional. The combination — he was good-looking, the ladies all liked him, yet he represented a male perspective. And I think he’s one of the great songwriters of whatever generation you’re putting him in. Brooks & Dunn… again, the songwriting — they were able to write aching, beautiful ballads and then kick-ass, up-tempo numbers.”
It’s those up-tempo songs that also remain a favorite to the throngs of folks that continue to flock to Vegas to catch “Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas,” which currently is the longest-running country act in The Colosseum at Caesars’ history, according to a release. The group will reunite onstage yet again from June 21-July 2 and then again on Nov. 29-Dec. 9.
You can get your tickets here.