Story Behind the Song: Jack Ingram, ‘Barefoot and Crazy’
In 2009, Texas country singer Jack Ingram scored a Top 10 single with his track "Barefoot and Crazy." Written by Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip -- together known as the Peach Pickers, a nod to their Georgia roots -- the song was the second single from Ingram's Big Dreams & High Hopes album.
Below, Akins shares how a seemingly inconsequential decision he made in their writing session led to "Barefoot and Crazy." Read on as he tells the story behind the song, in his own words.
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.
This story was originally written by Alanna Conaway, and revised by Angela Stefano.