"The Dirt Road" is a song written by Mark Miller and Gregg Hubbard. It was released by Sawyer Brown in 1992 and went to number three on the U.S. Billboard Country chart. The studio version features special guest from the late Earl Scruggs.

Dirt Road
Greatest Hits 1995
Hits Live


Daddy worked hard for his dollar
He said some folks don't-but that's ok
They won't know which road to follow
Because an easy street might lead you astray

I'll take the dirt road-it's all I know
I've been walking it for years
It's gone where I need to go
Oh it ain't easy-it ain't supposed to be
So I'll take my time
And life won't pass me by
Cause it's right there to find, On the dirt road

I have lived life in the fast lane
You gotta watch your back and look both ways
When it's said and done the time we have is borrowed
You better make real sure you're headed the right way

Chorus repeats twice


"The Dirt Road" appears on four Sawyer Brown albums:

Music VideoEdit

The music video for "The Dirt Road" was directed by Michael Salomon. The video features the late Earl Scruggs and shows a man walking on the road and the band performing the song in a barn.
Sawyer Brown the dirt road

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