Barefoot and Crazy

Album: Big Dreams and High Hopes (2009)
Charted: 64


  • This summer anthem was released as the second single from Big Dreams and High Hopes.
  • Ingram told Nashville's Tennessean newspaper why this song was released in time for the summer season: "I never thought I would say that because I always thought, 'What's "summer music"?' But, it's the playful hopefulness of what summer can bring, getting barefoot and crazy and having a good time and letting it all hang out for a while."
  • The song was written by Country music artist Rhett Akins along with Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip. Akins told The Boot that this song was initially inspired by his feet. He explained: "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."

Comments: 1

  • Jesse from Dallas, TxThis fun summer song was taken from Ingram's third album for Big Machine Records, Big Dreams & High Hopes. In August of 2009, Ingram set a Guiness World Record being interviewed 215 times in promoting the album. The album peaked at number 21.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

90s MetalFact or Fiction

Test your metal - Priest, Maiden, and Beavis and Butt-head show up in this one.

Colbie CaillatSongwriter Interviews

Since emerging from MySpace with her hit "Bubbly," Colbie has become a top songwriter, even crafting a hit with Taylor Swift.

David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & TearsSongwriter Interviews

The longtime BS&T frontman tells the "Spinning Wheel" story, including the line he got from Joni Mitchell.

Rock Revenge SongsMusic Quiz

John Lennon, Paul Simon and Lynyrd Skynyrd are some of the artists who have written revenge songs. Do you know who they wrote them about?

Waiting For The Break of Day: Three Classic Songs About All-NightersSong Writing

These Three famous songs actually describe how they were written - late into the evening.

Keith Reid of Procol HarumSongwriter Interviews

As Procol Harum's lyricist, Keith wrote the words to "A Whiter Shade Of Pale." We delve into that song and find out how you can form a band when you don't sing or play an instrument.