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."
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.