• Record Label: Arista
  • Release Date: Jul 15, 2003

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. The CD hits a high point with the churning, turboed bluegrass of ''Caroline.'' But it's all just a warm-up for the title track, in which the pair's recollections of rites of passage form a gutsy account of the terrible beauty of coming of age.
  2. Some of the best country rock in over a decade.
  3. Everything about this album moves the duo up a level.
  4. Red Dirt Road is not just one of Brooks & Dunn's most ambitious records, it's also one of their best.
  5. Red Dirt Road is sort of the Seabiscuit of country records--a cornball bit of entertainment that works because it carries great truths.
  6. Nobody in Nashville has a truer, fuller tenor than Dunn; he excels here, amid vivid arrangements that emphasize the band's roots.
  7. Blender
    There are solid songs here... but the spliced-on attempts at gritty authenticity make every note on this record sound test-marketed. [#18, p.121]

Awards & Rankings

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. ChesterL
    Jan 6, 2005
    This song ain't just for homeless beavers!!!!
  2. PatM
    Oct 14, 2003
    This is a great album from my favorite duo. Ronnie Dunn has a great voice.
  3. ChrisH
    Sep 26, 2003
    It's great.... Red Dirt Road inspires me and reminds me alot of my childhood.