- Released: March 28, 2006
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: BMG Special Product
- 1.Hard Workin' Man
- 2.We'll Burn That Bridge
- 3.Mexican Minutes
- 4.Heartbroke Out Of My Mind
- 5.She Used To Be Mine
- 6.Rock My World (Little Country Girl)
- 7.That Ain't No Way To Go
- 8.Texas Women (Don't Stay Lonely Long)
- 9.Our Time Is Coming
- 10.I Can't Put Out This Fire
- 11.Boot Scootin' Boogie (Dance Remix)
Brooks & Dunn: Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn (vocals)
Additional personnel includes: Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar, mandolin); Danny Parks (acoustic guitar); Danny McBride, Brent Mason (electric guitar); Bruce Bouton (steel guitar); Rob Hajacos (fiddle); John Barlow Jarvis (piano, organ); Glenn Worf (bass); Lonnie Wilson (drums); Jimmy Gunn (cabasa); Jim Messina, Dennis Wilson (background vocals).
Recorded at Soundshop Recording Studios, Nashville, Tennessee.
Whether celebrating their blue collar roots, crying them honky tonk blues or living it up while living her down, Brooks & Dunn epitomize the power of modern country pop. Following up on the enthusiastic reception which greeted their debut album BRAND NEW MAN, Brooks & Dunn's HARD WORKIN' MAN is a heady musical mix of whiskey-soaked country ("Heartbroke Out Of My Mind"), western swing ("Texas Women [Don't Stay Lonely Long]"), border town boogie ("Mexican Minutes") and country rock a la Creedence Clearwater ("We'll Burn That Bridge," "Rock My World [Little Country Girl]"). But it is on sorrowful confessionals like their ballads "I Can't Put Out This Fire" and "She Used To Be Mine" that Brooks & Dunn cement their burgeoning reputation for a classic country touch.
The spine label for this CD, BROOKS & DUNN 2, is not the name of this album.
"Hard Workin' Man" won the 1994 Grammy Award for "Country Duo or Group With Vocal."