The song was recorded to surprise Robertson's wife of 43 years, Christine, during their vow renewal. Why choose Brooks? To please his wife, of course!
Robertson posted his first attempt at singing on YouTube after the renewal and album release. Sitting in a comfortable-looking recliner with Christine snuggled close, he thanks family, fans, and Kix Brooks for their support in the endeavor. Brooks also attended the event with the family. And "Can't Take the Swamp Out of Me" played as they walked down the aisle together.
The end of the video shows the couple happily celebrating their renewal together.
Country fans know Kix Brooks as one-half of the famous duo Brooks and Dunn, whose song "Only in America" featured in both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama's presidential campaigns. Brooks and Dunn dominated the country genre for twenty years and worked with artists such as Reba McEntire.
Kix's appearance on the duet prompted a laughing Christine to thank him personally for both helping her husband and creating a joyous day for the couple.
Lyrically, the phrases and beats of the album are fairly predictable with lines like "You can take the boy out of the swamp, but you can't take the swamp outta the boy." The album features collaborations with the Mauldin Brothers, as well as Marsha Robertson's duet with Jay Nelson, "Would You Marry Me Again?".
While this is not the family's first foray into music--they released a Christmas album in 2013 titled "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas"--this is Si's first solo attempt. Additionally, he has a book out titled, "Sci-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty's Favorite Uncle."