Dust on the Bottle

"Dust on the Bottle"
Single by David Lee Murphy
from the album Out with a Bang
B-side "Mama 'n Them"[1]
Released August 7, 1995
Format Cassette single
Recorded 1994
Genre Country
Length 3:44
Label MCA
Writer(s) David Lee Murphy
Producer Tony Brown
David Lee Murphy singles chronology
"Party Crowd"
"Dust on the Bottle"
"Out with a Bang"

"Dust on the Bottle" is the name of a song written and recorded by American country music artist David Lee Murphy. The song hit number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks in late 1995[2] and is Murphy's only number one hit. The song also hit number 9 on the Canadian Country charts.


Background and writing

In an interview with The Boot, Murphy said that he was playing guitar at his kitchen table in the morning and the song "came out of nowhere." Murphy goes on to say that he wrote the song in 15 minutes.[3]

Music video

The music video was directed by Charley Randazzo and premiered in mid-1995.

Chart positions

"Dust on the Bottle" debuted at #72 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of August 12, 1995.

Chart (1995) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 9
Preceded by
"She's Every Woman"
by Garth Brooks
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

October 28-November 4, 1995
Succeeded by
"Check Yes or No"
by George Strait


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 290. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billboard
  3. ^ Conaway, Alanna (13 November 2010). "David Lee Murphy, 'Dust on the Bottle' — Story Behind the Lyrics". The Boot. http://www.theboot.com/2010/11/13/david-lee-murphy-dust-on-the-bottle-lyrics/. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 

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