"Sand in My Boots" is the first track on Wallen's Dangerous: The Double Album, which topped the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums in the week ending Jan. 23, and it hit No. 8 on the Hot Country Songs chart. Wallen chatted with his frequent collaborators HARDY, who co-wrote "Sand in My Boots," and Charlie Handsome on Apple Music Country's Happy Hour Radio on Friday (Jan. 22) about how the song came to be and how both Wallen and Bryan "fell in love" with it.
"I just had that idea in my phone for forever. And I went in to write with Ashley Gorley and Josh Osborne at Smack, right across the street from Big Loud. And I just had this idea called 'Sand in My Boots,'" HARDY said. "I just had this idea about just a summer love kind of thing. And I wanted to call it 'Sand in My Boots.'"