Mud on the Tires (song)

"Mud on the Tires" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Brad Paisley. It was released in September 2004 as the fourth and final single and title track off Paisley's album Mud on the Tires. The song reached number-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and peaked at number 30 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was written by Paisley and Chris DuBois.

"Mud on the Tires"
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Single by Brad Paisley
from the album Mud on the Tires
ReleasedSeptember 13, 2004
LabelArista Nashville
Songwriter(s)Brad Paisley
Chris DuBois
Producer(s)Frank Rogers
Brad Paisley singles chronology
"Whiskey Lullaby"
"Mud on the Tires"


In the song, the narrator sings about finally getting a loan and buying a new Chevrolet pickup truck. He suggests to his significant other that they go out into the woods and hang out, breaking the truck in and getting some "mud on the tires." Chevrolet sponsored the product placement in the song.

Music videoEdit

The music video features Brad performing the song live at an event called Mudstock[1] while people party and watch from a very muddy terrain. Also during the video, two women argue about whether Brad “plays great” or “looks better” and end up fighting in the mud parodying a Miller Lite commercial as Brad and the late Little Jimmy Dickens watch the commercial and admit they will buy whatever the commercial is selling.

Chart performanceEdit

The song debuted at number 54 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week ending September 11, 2004.

Chart (2004–05) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 30
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2005) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 11


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[5] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "Paisley's West Virginia Concert Raises $102,000".
  2. ^ "Brad Paisley Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
  3. ^ "Brad Paisley Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
  4. ^ "Best of 2005: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2005. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
  5. ^ "American single certifications – Brad Paisley – Mud on the Tires". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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