Story Behind the Song: ‘Barefoot and Crazy,’ Jack Ingram
Rhett Akins talked to The Boot about the huge hit that he co-wrote with Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip for Jack Ingram.
We were sitting around trying to come up with ideas. I'd kicked my flip-flops off, and I was sitting there just staring at my feet. Dallas was like, 'Man, we need a cool title -- something that stands out!' When he said that, I was like, 'My feet look pretty interesting! [laughs] How about something about feet – barefoot or bare feet?' I think I said, 'Barefoot and Wild.' Dallas said, 'How about 'Barefoot and Crazy'?' As soon as he said that, we just started taking off on the song.