This song features a theremin. Instrumentalist and arranger Maxwell Drummey recalled to Complex Magazine: "I was like, I'm going to play this melody at the end of the song, it's going to be super-sweet, so I went out and bought this theremin and went to the studio and those s--ts are hard to play. It was a hard learning experience."
Ronnie Dunn wrote "Boot Scootin' Boogie" before he teamed up with Kix Brooks to form Brooks & Dunn. It was originally recorded by the country group Asleep At The Wheel, but Brooks & Dunn did it themselves when it got its own line dance.