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Brooks and Dunn

Brooks & Dunn is an American country music duo consisting of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, both vocalists and songwriters. The duo was founded in 1990 through the suggestion of Tim DuBois. Before the foundation, both members were solo recording artists. Brooks wrote number one singles for John Conlee, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Highway 101; both he and Dunn also charted two solo singles apiece in the 1980s, with Brooks also releasing an album for Capitol Records in 1989.

Signed to Arista Nashville in 1991, the duo has recorded ten studio albums, one Christmas album, and three compilation albums for the label. They also have released fifty singles, of which twenty went to number one on the Hot Country Songs charts and nineteen more reached top ten. Two of these number-one songs, "My Maria" (a cover of the B.W. Stevenson song) and "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You", were the top country songs of 1996 and 2001, respectively, according to the Billboard Year-End charts. The latter is also the duo's longest-lasting number one, at six weeks. Several of their songs have also reached the Billboard Hot 100, with the number 25 peaks of "Ain't Nothing 'bout You" and "Red Dirt Road" being their highest there. Brooks & Dunn also won the Country Music Association Vocal Duo of the Year award every year between 1992 and 2006, except for 2000. Two of their songs won the Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: "Hard Workin' Man" in 1994 and "My Maria" in 1996. All but two of the duo's studio albums are certified platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America; their highest-certified is their 1991 debut Brand New Man, which is certified sextuple-platinum for shipments of six million copies.

The duo's material is known for containing influences of honky-tonk, mainstream country, and rock, as well as the contrast between Brooks' and Dunn's singing voices and on-stage personalities, although some of their music has also been criticized as formulaic. Their 1992 single "Boot Scootin' Boogie" helped re-popularize line dancing in the United States, and 2001's "Only in America" was used by both George W. Bush and Barack Obama in their respective presidential campaigns. Brooks & Dunn has collaborated with several artists, including Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Mac Powell, Billy Gibbons, and Jerry Jeff Walker among others.

After announcing their retirement in August 2009, they performed their final concert on September 2, 2010 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Both Brooks and Dunn have continued to record for Arista Nashville as solo artists. Dunn released a self-titled album in 2011, which included the Top 10 country hit "Bleed Red", while Brooks released New to This Town in September 2012. The duo reunited in 2015 for a series of concerts with McEntire in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Ronnie Dunn's hometown is Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Ronnie Dunn was born June 1, 1953.
Ronnie Dunn's dad was a hillbilly singer.
Brooks and Dunn have appeared on the front of Corn Flakes boxes.
Brooks and Dunn have sponsored race cars.
In 1996, Brooks and Dunn won an Academy of Country Music award for Entertainer Of The Year.
Brooks and Dunn have been Entertainer of The Year three times.
Brooks and Dunn have sold over 22 million albums.
Kix Brooks has worked as a pipeliner and in advertising.
Kix Brooks studied speech and drama at Louisiana State University.
Kix Brooks' hobbies include shooting pool, golf, fishing, and Legends race cars.
Kix Brooks has two children, Molly and Eric.
Kix Brooks' wife's name is Barbara.
Kix Brooks has blue eyes.
Kix Brooks has brown hair.
Kix Brooks is 6'2".
Kix Brooks lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Kix Brooks' hometown is Shreveport, Louisianna.
Kix Brooks was born on May 12, 1955.
Ronnie Dunn used to be a oil gauger.
Ronnie Dunn studied psychology and theology at Abilene Christian College.
Ronnie Dunn's hobbies included Tennis, Water Skiing, Collecting Southwestern Art, and Legends Race Cars.
Ronnie Dunn has three children: Whitney, Jesse, and Haley.
Ronnie Dunn's wife's name is Janine.
Ronnie Dunn has blue eyes.
Ronnie Dunn has brown hair.
Ronnie Dunn is 6'4".
As of 2006, Ronnie Dunn lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Ronnie Dunn was kicked out of Abilene Christian University, because he played music on the side in area bars.
"Kix" Brooks' real name is Leon Eric Brooks.
Brooks and Dunn are the biggest country selling duo ever and they've also sold more record than any other duo ever.
In 1997, Brooks and Dunn won an Academy of Country Music award for Entertainer Of The Year.
In 1992, Brooks and Dunn won an Academy of Country Music award for Album Of The Year for "Hard Workin' Man."
In 1992, Brooks and Dunn won an Academy of Country Music award for Single Of The Year for "Boot Scootin' Boogie."
In 1991, Brooks and Dunn won an Academy of Country Music award for New Vocal Duo of the Year.
In 1991, Brooks and Dunn won an Academy of Country Music award for Vocal Duo of the Year.
In 1993, Brooks and Dunn won a Grammy award for Best Country Vocal Performance for "Hard Workin' Man."
In 1996, Brooks and Dunn won a CMA award for Entertainer of the Year.
In 1994, Brooks and Dunn won a CMA award for Album of The Year.
In 1993, Brooks and Dunn won a CMA award for Vocal Duo of the year.
In 1992, Brooks and Dunn won a CMA award for Vocal Duo of the year.
Their "Greatest Hits Collection" went double platinum.
They released their fourth album "Borderline" in 1996 and it went double platinum.
The Duo's third ablum "Waitin' On Sundown" went triple platinum.
In 1993, they released their second album "Hard Workin' Man."
In 1993, "Brand New Man" went triple platinum.
The Duo's biggest hit ever was "Boot Scootin Boogie" which was on their second albun "Neon Moon."
In 1992, the Duo had another number one hit with "Neon Moon."
In 1991, their debut album "Brand New Man" was released and became an instant success
The Duo's next hit "My Next Broken Heart" also shot up to number one.
The Duo released their first debut single, "Brand New Man" in 1990, which shot up to number one.
Tim DuBois liked the duo so much that he offered them a recording contract.
Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks hit it off and shortly began writing together and also performing together.
Ronnie Dunn sent his newest material to Scott, who sent it to Tim DuBois, the head of Arista.
Ronnie Dunn went on to Nashville's Bullpen Lounge for the finals where he ended up winning $30,000 and a recording session with producer Scott Hendricks.
Ronnie Dunn won the regionals in Tulsa.
Ronnie Dunn didn't know he was entered in the talent contest because his friend Jimmy Oldecker, who was drumming for Eric Clapton at the time, submitted one of his tapes.
Ronnie Dunn moved to Nashville for a talent contest.
Ronnie Dunn had two hits in 1983 and 1984 with Churchill label.
Ronnie Dunn's performing led to a record contract with the independent Churchill label.
While in Tulsa, Ronnie Dunn began leading the house band at Duke's Country.
Ronnie Dunn and his family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Ronnie Dunn began to love music so much that he became he spent many nights performing in local honky-tonk bars.
Ronnie Dunn wanted to become a Baptist preacher.
Ronnie Dunn learned to play the bass while still in high school.
Ronnie Dunn's father was a guitarist and sang in a traditional mountain string band for fun.
Kix Brooks didn't record again until 1989, when he released a solo debut.
In 1983, Kix Brooks launched his own recording career with "Baby, When Your Heart Breaks Down" for Avion.
In Maine, Kix Brooks performed at ski resorts.
When Kix Brooks moved to Nashville, he joined Don Gant's newly established Tree Publishing company.
When Ronnie Brooks moved to Nashville, he joined Don Gant's newly established Tree Publishing company.
In Maine, Kix Brooks performed at ski resorts.
After Kix Brooks finished working in Alaska, he moved to Maine.
Kix Brooks worked on the Alaskan pipeline.
Kix Brooks began writing songs frequently after his first debut at the age of 12.
Kix Brooks made his performing debut singing with his neighbor Jimmy Horton's daughter, and continued performing in clubs and at other venues through high school.
Kix Brooks made his performing debut at the age of 12.
Kix Brooks was first inspired towards a musical career by his neighbor, Johnny Horton.
When he was young, Kix Brooks influenced by a variety of regional musical styles ranging from Blues to Cajun to Jazz to Country.
Kix Brooks was the son of a pipefitter.
Ronnie Dunn was the son of a pipefitter.
Ronnie Dunn was born and raised in Coleman, Texas.
Kix Brooks was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana.
The duo's names are Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn.

 

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