This song about being betrayed by a girlfriend concerns Ryan Adams' first love. "It is about we that are left home (Jacksonville, North Carolina) for good, to go and get away from my parents and go be a musician," he told The Sun.
"I knew that this girl that I loved so much was seeing my former best friend and I had to go," he continued. "I don't think they knew I saw them together although she is a friend of mine now."
Johnny Depp was a guest guitarist on the song. He also supplied guitar and backing vocals to another Ryan Adams track "Feels Like Fire."
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.