Artist Countdown: Brooks & Dunn Top 55 Hits 6pm ET @RadioMax

brooks-dunnBrooks & Dunn were an American country music duo consisting of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, who were 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 recorded ten studio albums, one Christmas album, and three compilation albums for the label. They also 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. – Wikipedia

1 Husbands and Wives
2 Boot Scootin’ Boogie
3 I Can’t Get Over You
4 You’ll Always Be Loved by Me
5 My Maria
6 Play Something Country
7 Cowgirls Don’t Cry (featuring Reba McEntire)
8 Missing You
9 Rock My World (Little Country Girl)
10 Put a Girl in It
11 Proud of the House We Built
12 A Man This Lonely
13 Brand New Man
14 Neon Moon
15 She Used to Be Mine
16 She’s Not the Cheatin’ Kind
17 Little Miss Honky Tonk
18 You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone
19 If You See Him/If You See Her (with Reba McEntire)
20 How Long Gone
21 We’ll Burn That Bridge
22 My Next Broken Heart
23 That Ain’t No Way to Go
24 Hard Workin’ Man
25 I Am That Man
26 He’s Got You
27 Honky Tonk Truth
28 Beer Thirty
29 Whiskey Under the Bridge
30 I’ll Never Forgive My Heart
31 Lost and Found
32 Why Would I Say Goodbye
33 Mama Don’t Get Dressed Up for Nothing
34 Ain’t Nothing ’bout You
35 Red Dirt Road
36 Believe
37 Only in America
38 The Long Goodbye
39 That’s What It’s All About
40 You Can’t Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl
41 God Must Be Busy
42 My Heart Is Lost to You
43 It’s Getting Better All the Time
44 That’s What She Gets for Loving Me
45 Indian Summer
46 Building Bridges (featuring Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill)
47 South of Santa Fe
48 Every River
49 Hillbilly Deluxe
50 Honky Tonk Stomp (featuring Billy Gibbons)
51 Against the Wind
52 Over the Next Hill (featuring Mac Powell)
53 Cowboy Town
54 Goin’ Under Gettin’ over You
55 Ride ‘Em High, Ride ‘Em Low

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