- Released: September 7, 2004
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: BMG Special Product
- 1.Brand New Man
- 2.My Next Broken Heart
- 3.Cool Drink Of Water
- 4.Cheating On The Blues
- 5.Neon Moon
- 6.Lost And Found
- 7.I've Got A Lot To Learn
- 8.Boot Scootin' Boogie
- 9.I'm No Good
- 10.Still In Love With You
Brooks & Dunn: Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn (vocals).
Additional personnel: Brent Mason (electric guitar); Bruc Bouton (steel & lap steel guitars); Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar, mandolin); Rob Hajacos (fiddle); John Barlow Jarvis (piano, keyboards); Glenn Worf, Mike Chapman (bass); Lonnie Wilson (drums); Dennis Wilson, Harry Stinson, John Wesley Ryles (background vocals).
Recorded at Tree Studio, Nashville, Tennessee.
Well, this is it--the album that put dancing back in country music, and in turn, placed Brooks & Dunn at the top of the country music hierarchy.
Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, dyed-in-the-wool honky tonkers, two-step it to the top of the charts with a package of blistering beer-drinkin', boot-scootin' country rockers. In fact, it is "Boot Scootin' Boogie" which transformed the sound of country music and actually charted on the national dance charts!
The high-powered duo rev up their twangy groove and blast through song after song, determined to keep you on the dance floor. But don't mistake this album for lightweight novelty dance tunes. Ronnie, Kix, and their collaborator Don Cook write strong, melodic country hits. There are actual blue collar emotions beyond the electric slides and tush pushes.
There are songs about lost loves ("Working On My Next Broken Heart"), women to moon over ("Cool Drink Of Water"), and a fair share of lessons about relationships ("I'm No Good"). And who better to pour your heart out to ("I've Got A Lot To Learn") than your preferred bartender in your favorite honky tonk ("Neon Moon").
This is powerful duo, with straight-forward harmonies, muscular musicianship, and top-notch material. BRAND NEW MAN is first-rate.