Randy Houser and Brandon Kinney co-wrote the song "Boots On," which was released in February of 2009 as the second single from Houser's debut album, Anything Goes. In September of 2009, the tune peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart -- Houser's first Top 10 hit. Below, Houser explains how the song came to be.

This song starts off with a bluesy kind of lick that I grew up listening to, like a Robert Johnson kind of slide lick.

The idea of the song came from something my daddy used to say when I was kid: He would tell me to make sure you go out with your boots on, which meant that if the good Lord was to take you out, go out with your boots on ... go out kickin'! Go out doin' what you love -- just make sure that's what you do in life.

He passed away back in '97, and it inspired me to write this song.

This story was originally written by Joyce Rizer, and revised by Angela Stefano.

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