Brooks & Dunn

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Tags: country brooks and dunn modern country Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

This hugely successful country duo comprises Kix Brooks (Leon Eric Brooks, 12 May 1955, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA) and Ronnie Gene Dunn (b. 1 June 1953, Coleman, Texas, USA). As an adolescent, Brooks lived close to Johnny Horton and sang with Horton’s daughter. He moved to Nashville and found success as a songwriter, co-writing a US country number 1 by John Conlee (‘I’m Only In It For The Love’) in 1983, and then the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s ‘Modern Day Romance’ and Highway 101’s ‘Who’s Lonely Now’. Having limited success with ‘There’s A Telephone Ringing’, he wanted to succeed as a solo performer but his Capitol Records debut album, Kix Brooks, in 1989, made little impression, all songs being written by Brooks with 11 other writers. Although Ronnie Dunn planned to be a Baptist minister, he could not reconcile it with his love of honky tonks, and eventually he was leading the house band at...

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