Tag: Brooks and Dunn

Saturday 6/5/21 12pm ET: Mac Country Saturday: Country Artist Countdown: Brooks & Dunn Top 30 Hits (Twitter: @BrooksAndDunn)

Brooks & Dunn is an American country music duo composed of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn. Signed to Arista Nashville, Brooks & Dunn has released twelve studio albums and seven compilation albums for the label. The duo has also charted 55 singles on the Billboard country charts, including twenty Number One hits. Two of their Number Ones have been declared by Billboard as the country single of the year: a cover of B.W. Stevenson’s “My Maria” in 1996.

We have tried to rank the Top 30 and it was one of the more difficult to do.

1Cowgirls Don’t Cry (with Reba McEntire)2008
2Put a Girl in It2008
3Proud of the House We Built2007
4Husbands and Wives1998
5Play Something Country2005
6That’s What It’s All About2004
7Boot Scootin’ Boogie1992
8I Can’t Get Over You1999
9It’s Getting Better All the Time2004
10That’s What She Gets for Loving Me2004
11You’ll Always Be Loved by Me2000
12Building Bridges (with Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill)2006
13My Maria1996
15God Must Be Busy2007
16Missing You1999
17Rock My World (Little Country Girl)1993
18Brand New Man1991
19Neon Moon1992
20She Used to Be Mine1993
21She’s Not the Cheatin’ Kind1994
22Little Miss Honky Tonk1995
23You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone1995
24If You See Him/If You See Her (with Reba McEntire)1998
25How Long Gone1998
26We’ll Burn That Bridge1993
27Indian Summer2009
28My Next Broken Heart1991
29That Ain’t No Way to Go1994
30Hard Workin’ Man1993

Monday 9pm ET: Feature Artist – Brooks & 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. Both members charted two solo singles apiece in the 1980s, with Brooks also releasing an album for Capitol Records in 1989 and writing hit singles for other artists.

Founded in 1991, the duo signed to Arista Nashville that year. They have recorded eleven studio albums and five compilation albums for the label. They also have released 50 singles, of which 20 went to No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs charts and 19 more reached Top 10. Two of these No. 1 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 No 1 single on that chart at six weeks. Several of their songs have also reached the Billboard Hot 100, with the No. 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 album, 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 Reba McEntire in Las Vegas. In 2019, the duo was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Thursday 12am ET: Feature LP: Brooks and Dunn – Number 1s… and Then Some (2009)

#1s… and Then Some is the title of a two-disc compilation album released on September 8, 2009 by country music duo Brooks & Dunn. It is the duo’s fifth greatest hits package. The package contains two new tracks that were both released as singles, “Indian Summer” and a collaboration with ZZ Top lead guitarist Billy Gibbons, “Honky Tonk Stomp”. It is their last release before their five-year hiatus from 2010 to 2015.

“Honky Tonk Stomp” – 3:01
“Brand New Man” – 2:59
“Ain’t Nothing ’bout You” – 3:22
“Hillbilly Deluxe” – 4:18
“How Long Gone” – 3:40
“She’s Not the Cheatin’ Kind” – 3:27
“A Man This Lonely” – 3:34
“Rock My World (Little Country Girl)” – 3:42
“Red Dirt Road” – 4:20
“The Long Goodbye” – 3:51
“You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone” – 4:52
“If You See Him/If You See Her” – 3:58
“She Used to Be Mine” – 3:56
“That Ain’t No Way to Go” – 3:37
“Boot Scootin’ Boogie” – 3:18

“Indian Summer” – 4:22
“Play Something Country” – 3:14
“My Next Broken Heart” – 2:56
“Cowgirls Don’t Cry” – 3:41
“Lost and Found” – 3:47
“Little Miss Honky Tonk” – 3:01
“It’s Getting Better All the Time” – 4:14
“We’ll Burn That Bridge” – 2:56
“He’s Got You” – 3:11
“Only in America” – 4:29
“I Am That Man” – 4:09
“Husbands and Wives” – 3:10
“Neon Moon” – 4:21
“My Maria” – 3:30
“Believe” – 5:39