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Lytle Management Group
P.O. Box 128228
Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
Telephone 615-770-2688

Bookings



Battle Artist Agency
8887 Horton Highway,
College Grove, TN
Contact Rob Battle
office: 615-368-7433
mobile: 615-957-3444

Adkins Publicity

Exclusive PR / Publicity Representation of Gene Watson / Contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville

For exclusive PR / publicity representation of Gene Watson, contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville.



Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted by The Gene Watson Fan Site, during 2009, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Ronnie Dunn (of Brooks & Dunn), which he submitted to this site on Friday 7 August 2009.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Ronnie Dunn who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.



Ronnie Dunn
This quote was submitted on Friday 7 August 2009.

'As a singer in a beer joint band, I survived many late night Texas and Oklahoma honky tonks by hosing the rowdies down with a late night Gene Watson song.

He's one of the all-time, great classic country singers.



'Got No Reason Now for Going Home', which was written by Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 - Tuesday 3 July 2001), has a permanent place on my playlist.


To this day he is known as a singer's singer in Nashville.

Gene is a special artist.  The trail that he forged made it possible for a lot of us to be where we are today'.

Thank you, Ronnie Dunn, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Ronnie Dunn...



Ronnie Dunn was born Ronnie Gene Dunn on Monday 1 June 1953 in Coleman, Texas and, before moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma he briefly studied theology at Abilene, Texas Christian College.  While there, Ronnie Dunn fronted the house band at a popular nightspot called Duke's Country and later broke into the national spotlight by winning a talent contest which was sponsored by Marlboro.



Kix Brooks was born Leon Eric 'Kix' Brooks III on Thursday 12 May 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana and before moving to Nashville in 1979, he worked the club circuit in Alaska and Maine.

In 1990, Arista Records' Tim DuBois put the two members together and they became known as Brooks & Dunn.



On Tuesday 13 August 1991, Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) saw the release of 'Brand New Man' (Arista Records, 1991), which included five tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Brand New Man' (written by Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Don Cook) (No.1 for one week in September 1991)
'My Next Broken Heart' (written by Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Don Cook) (No.1 for one week in December 1991)
'Neon Moon' (written by Ronnie Dunn) (No.1 for one week in May 1992)
'Boot Scootin' Boogie' (written by Ronnie Dunn) (No.1 for three weeks in August 1992)
'Lost & Found' (written by Kix Brooks and Don Cook) (No.6, 1992) / this track was the first Brooks & Dunn single to feature Kix Brooks on lead vocals

Brooks & Dunn's 'Brand New Man' (Arista Records, 1991), also included the following tracks:

'Cool Drink of Water' (written by Kix Brooks and Don Cook)
'Cheating on the Blues' (written by Kix Brooks, Don Cook and Chick Rains)
'I've Got a Lot to Learn' (written by Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Don Cook)
'I'm No Good' (written by Kix Brooks and Don Cook)
'Still in Love with You' (written by Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Don Cook)

Personnel involved in the recording of Brooks & Dunn's 'Brand New Man' (Arista Records, 1991) included the following:

Brooks & Dunn
Ronnie Dunn (lead vocals, background vocals)
Kix Brooks (lead vocals, background vocals)

Additional Musicians
Bruce C. Bouton (pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar)
Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar, mandolin)
Mike Chapman and Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
John Barlow Jarvis (Steinway piano, keyboards)
Terry McMillan (Monday 12 October 1953 - Friday 2 February 2007) (harmonica)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
John Wesley Ryles, Harry Stinson and Dennis Wilson (background vocals)
Lonnie Wilson (drums)

Brooks & Dunn's 'Brand New Man' (Arista Records, 1991) reached No.3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1991 and was certified 6× Multi-Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of six million copies.

Brooks & Dunn's 'Brand New Man' (Arista Records, 1991)also reached No.10 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1991, and No.5 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 1991.

Brooks & Dunn: 'Hard Working Man' (Arista Records, 1993)

On Tuesday 23 February 1993, Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) saw the release of 'Hard Working Man' (Arista Records, 1993), which included five tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Hard Workin' Man' (written by Ronnie Dunn)
(No.4, 1993)
'We'll Burn That Bridge' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Don Cook) (No.2, 1993)
'She Used to be Mine' (written by Ronnie Dunn) (No.1 for one week in November 1993)
'Rock My World (little country girl)' (written by Bill LaBounty and Steve O'Brien) (No.2, 1993)
'That Ain't No Way to Go' (written by Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Don Cook) (No.1 for week in June 1994)

Brooks & Dunn's 'Hard Working Man' (Arista Records, 1993) also included the following tracks:

'Mexican Minutes', which was written by Jim Messina and Kent M. Robbins (Wednesday 23 April 1947 - Saturday 27 December 1997)
'Heartbroke out of My Mind' (written by Ronnie Dunn)
'Texas Women (don't stay lonely long)' (written by Kix Brooks)
'Our Time is Coming' (written by Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn)
'I Can't Put Out This Fire' (written by Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn)
'Boot Scootin' Boogie' (written by Ronnie Dunn) / this track was a remixed dance version of the track which originally appeared on 'Brand New Man' (Arista Records, 1993)

Personnel involved in the recording of Brooks & Dunn's 'Hard Working Man' (Arista Records, 1993) included the following:

Brooks & Dunn
Ronnie Dunn (lead vocals, background vocals)
Kix Brooks (lead vocals, background vocals)

Additional Musicians
Arista Tabernacle Choir (choir)
Bruce C. Bouton (steel guitar)
Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar, mandolin)
Jimmy Gunn (cabasa, percussion)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
Terry McMillan (Monday 12 October 1953 - Friday 2 February 2007) (harmonica)
Scott Hendricks (cowbell, percussion)
John Barlow Jarvis (Steinway piano, organ)
Bill LaBounty, John Wesley Ryles, Harry Stinson and Dennis Wilson (background vocals)
Dan McBride and Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Jim Messina (background vocals on 'Mexican Minutes')
Danny Parks (acoustic guitar)
Lonnie Wilson (drums)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

Brooks & Dunn's 'Hard Working Man' (Arista Records, 1993) reached No.2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1993, and was certified five-times Multi-Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Brooks & Dunn's 'Hard Working Man' (Arista Records, 1993) also reached No.9 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1993, No.1 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 1993, and No.41 on the Canadian RPM Top Albums Chart in 1993.



On Tuesday 27 February 1994, Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) saw the release of 'Waitin' on Sundown' (Arista Records, 1994), which included five tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'She's Not The Cheatin' Kind' (written by Ronnie Dunn) (No.1 for one week in October 1994)
'I'll Never Forgive My Heart' (written by Ronnie Dunn, Janine Dunn and Dean Dillon) (No.6, 1994)
'Little Miss Honky Tonk' (written by Ronnie Dunn) (No.1 for one week in April / May 1995)
'You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone' (written by Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Don Cook) (No.1 for one week in August 1995)
'Whiskey Under The Bridge' (written by Don Cook, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) (No.5, 1995)

Brooks & Dunn's 'Waitin' on Sundown' (Arista Records, 1994) also included the following tracks:

'Silver & Gold' (written by Michael Lunn and Michael Noble)
'My Kind of Crazy' (written by Kix Brooks, Don Cook and Bill LaBounty)
'If That's the Way You Want It' (written by Don Cook, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn)
'She's the Kind of Trouble' (written by Kix Brooks)
'A Few Good Rides Away' (written by Kix Brooks and Chick Rains)

Personnel involved in the recording of Brooks & Dunn's 'Waitin' on Sundown' (Arista Records, 1994) included the following:

Brooks & Dunn
Ronnie Dunn (lead vocals, background vocals)
Kix Brooks (lead vocals, background vocals)

Other Musicians
Bruce C. Bouton (pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar)
Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
John Barlow Jarvis (Steinway piano, Hammond B-3 organ)
Bill LaBounty, John Wesley Ryles, Harry Stinson and Dennis Wilson (background vocals)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Lonnie Wilson (drums, percussion)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

Brooks & Dunn's 'Waitin' on Sundown' (Arista Records, 1994) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1994 (their first album to do so), and was certified three-times Multi-Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Brooks & Dunn's 'Waitin' on Sundown' (Arista Records, 1994)also reached No.15 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1994, No.1 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 1994, and No.31 on the Canadian RPM Top Albums Chart in 1994.



On Tuesday 16 April 1996, Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) saw the release of 'Borderline' (Arista Records, 1996), which included five tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'My Maria', which was written by Daniel Moore and B.W. Stevenson (Wednesday 5 October 1949 - Thursday 28 April 1988)) (No.1 for two weeks in May / June 1996) / this track was the most played song of the year on American country music radio in 1996 according to Billboard magazine
'I am That Man' (written by Terry McBride and Monty Powell) (No.2, 1996)
'Mama, Don't Get Dressed Up for Nothing' (written by Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Don Cook) (No.13, 1996)
'A Man This Lonely' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Tommy Lee James) (No.1 for one week in February 1997)
'Why Would I Say Goodbye' (written by Kix Brooks and Chris Waters) (No.8, 1997)

Brooks & Dunn's 'Borderline' (Arista Records, 1996) also included the following tracks:

'More than a Margarita' (written by Kix Brooks and Chris Waters)
'Redneck, Rhythm & Blues', which was written by Ronnie Dunn, Kim Williams (Saturday 28 June 1947 - Thursday 11 February 2016) and Lonnie Wilson
'My Love will Follow You' (written by Buddy Miller and Julie Miller)
'One Heartache at a Time' (written by Kix Brooks and Tony King)
'Tequila Town' (written by Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn)
'White Line Casanova' (written by Ronnie Dunn)

Personnel involved in the recording of Brooks & Dunn's 'Borderline' (Arista Records, 1996) included the following:

Brooks & Dunn
Ronnie Dunn (lead vocals, background vocals)
Kix Brooks (lead vocals, background vocals)

Additional Musicians
Bruce C. Bouton (pedal steel guitar, slide guitar)
Dennis Burnside (piano, keyboards, Hammond B-3 organ)
Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar, hi-string guitar, mandolin)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle, 'assorted hoedown tools')
David Hungate, Michael Rhodes and Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Tom Roady (percussion)
John Wesley Ryles and Dennis Wilson (background vocals)
Lonnie Wilson (drums, percussion)

Brooks & Dunn's 'Borderline' (Arista Records, 1996) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1996, and was certified twice Multi-Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Brooks & Dunn's 'Borderline' (Arista Records, 1996) also reached No.5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1996, No.1 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 1996, and No.37 on the Canadian RPM Top Albums Chart in 1996.



Wade Hayes recorded Ronnie Dunn's 'Our Time is Coming' (co-written with Kix Brooks) and included the track on 'On a Good Night' (Columbia Records, 1996).



On Tuesday 16 September 1997, Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) saw the release of 'The Greatest Hits Collection' (Arista Records, 1997), which was their first greatest hits compilation and included the following tracks:

'My Maria', which was written by Daniel Moore and B.W. Stevenson (Wednesday 5 October 1949 - Thursday 28 April 1988))
 (No.1 for two weeks in May / June 1996) / this track was the most played song of the year on American country music radio in 1996 according to Billboard magazine
'Honky Tonk Truth', which was written by Ronnie Dunn, Lonnie Wilson and Kim Williams (Saturday 28 June 1947 - Thursday 11 February 2016) / this track was new
'You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone' (written by Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Don Cook) (No.1 for one week in August 1995)
'Boot Scootin' Boogie' (written by Ronnie Dunn) (No.1 for three weeks in August 1992)
'He's Got You' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Terry McBride) / this track was new
'Hard Workin' Man' (written by Ronnie Dunn) (No.4, 1993)
'That Ain't No Way to Go' (written by Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Don Cook) (No.1 for week in June 1994)
'Rock My World (little country girl)' (written by Bill LaBounty and Steve O'Brien) (No.2, 1993)
'Neon Moon' (written by Ronnie Dunn) (No.1 for one week in May 1992)
'Lost & Found' (written by Kix Brooks and Don Cook) (No.6, 1992) / this track was the first Brooks & Dunn single to feature Kix Brooks on lead vocals
'She's Not The Cheatin' Kind' (written by Ronnie Dunn) (No.1 for one week in October 1994)
'Brand New Man' (written by Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Don Cook) (No.1 for one week in September 1991)
'Days of Thunder' (written by Kix Brooks and Paul Nelson) / this track was previously unreleased
'We'll Burn That Bridge' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Don Cook) (No.2, 1993)
'She Used to be Mine' (written by Ronnie Dunn) (No.1 for one week in November 1993)
'Mama, Don't Get Dressed Up for Nothing' (written by Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Don Cook) (No.13, 1996)
'My Next Broken Heart' (written by Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Don Cook) (No.1 for one week in December 1991)
'Whiskey Under The Bridge' (written by Don Cook, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) (No.5, 1995)
'Little Miss Honky Tonk' (written by Ronnie Dunn) (No.1 for one week in April / May 1995)

Personnel involved in the recording of Brooks & Dunn's 'The Greatest Hits Collection' (Arista Records, 1997), included the following:

Brooks & Dunn
Ronnie Dunn (lead vocals, background vocals)
Kix Brooks (lead vocals, background vocals)

Additional Musicians
Arista Tabernacle Choir (choir)
Bruce C. Bouton (steel guitar, slide guitar, lap steel guitar)
Dennis Burnside (keyboards, Hammond organ, piano)
Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar, mandolin)
Mike Chapman, David Hungate, Michael Rhodes and Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
Steve Gibson (acoustic guitar)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
Scott Hendricks (cowbell)
Wes Hightower, Bill LaBounty, Liana Manis, Terry McBride, John Wesley Ryles, Harry Stinson and Dennis Wilson (background vocals)
John Barlow Jarvis (Steinway piano, keyboards, Hammond organ)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Tom Roady (percussion)
Lonnie Wilson (drums, percussion)

Brooks & Dunn's 'The Greatest Hits Collection' (Arista Records, 1997) reached No.2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1997, and was certified four-times Multi-Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Brooks & Dunn's 'The Greatest Hits Collection' (Arista Records, 1997) also reached No.4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1997, No.1 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 1997, and No.15 on the Canadian RPM Top Albums Chart in 1997.

  

On Tuesday 2 June 1998, the same day when Reba McEntire saw the release of 'If You See Him' (MCA Records, 1998), Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks & Ronnie Dunn) saw the release of 'If You See Her' (Arista Records, 1998), which included five tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'If You See Him / If You See Her' (written by Terry McBride, Tommy Lee James and Jennifer Kimball) (No.1 for two weeks in June / July 1998) / this track was a duet with Reba McEntire
'How Long Gone' (written by Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill) (No.1 for two weeks in September 1998)
'Husbands & Wives', which was written by Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992) (No.1 for one week in December 1998) / the track also reached No.36 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1998 / 'Husbands & Wives' was originally recorded by Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992), whose version peaked at No.5 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1966 and was originally included on Roger Miller's 'Words & Music' (Smash Records, 1966)
'I Can't Get Over You' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Terry McBride) (No.5, 1999)
'South of Santa Fe' (written by Larry Boone, Paul Nelson and Kix Brooks) (No.4, 1999) / this track was the last single to feature Kix Brooks on lead vocals instead of Ronnie Dunn

Brooks & Dunn's 'If You See Her' (Arista Records, 1998) also included the following tracks:

'Brand New Whiskey', which was written by Gary Stewart (Sunday 28 May 1944 - Tuesday 16 December 2003) and Mary Lou Stewart
'Born & Raised in Black and White' (written by Don Cook and John Barlow Jarvis)
'Your Love Don't Take a Backseat to Nothing' (written by Terry McBride, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn)
'Way Gone' (written by Kix Brooks and Bob DiPiero)
'When Love Dies', which was written by Chuck Cannon and Kent M. Robbins (Wednesday 23 April 1947 - Saturday 27 December 1997)
'You're My Angel' (written by Greg Humphrey and Michael Smotherman)

Personnel involved in the recording of Brooks & Dunn's 'If You See Her' (Arista Records, 1998), with the exception of 'If You See Him / If You See Her' (written by Terry McBride, Tommy Lee James and Jennifer Kimball), included the following:

Bruce C. Bouton (pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar)
Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn (lead vocals, background vocals)
Dennis Burnside (piano, keyboards, Hammond B-3 organ)
Mark Casstevens and Steve Gibson (acoustic guitar)
Shannon Forrest (drums)
Larry Franklin (fiddle, mandolin)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle, 'assorted hoedown tools')
Wes Hightower, Liana Manis, John Wesley Ryles and Dennis Wilson (background vocals)
David Hungate (bass guitar, tic tac bass)
John Barlow Jarvis (piano, keyboards, Hammond B-3 organ)
Chris Leuzinger (electric guitar)
Brent Mason (electric guitar, gut string guitar)
Lonnie Wilson (drums, percussion)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
The Nashville String Machine (David Angell, David Davidson, Carl Gorodetzky, Lee Larrison, Pamela Sixfin, Alan Umstead, Catherine Umstead and Mary Kathryn Vanosdale (violins)
Gary Vanosdale and Kris Wilkinson (violas)
John Catchings and Bob Mason (cellos)

Personnel involved in the recording of Brooks & Dunn's and Reba McEntire's 'If You See Him / If You See Her' (written by Terry McBride, Tommy Lee James and Jennifer Kimball), included the following:

Bobby All (passed away on Thursday 19 March 2009) (acoustic guitar)
Bruce C. Bouton (pedal steel guitar)
Larry Byrom (electric guitar)
Kix Brooks and John Wesley Ryles (background vocals)
Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar)
Ronnie Dunn and Reba McEntire (lead vocals)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
John Barlow Jarvis (piano, electric piano)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Randy McCormick (synthesizer)
Michael Rhodes (bass guitar)
Lonnie Wilson (drums)

Brooks & Dunn's 'If You See Her' (Arista Records, 1998) reached No.4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1998, and was certified twice Multi-Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Brooks & Dunn's 'If You See Her' (Arista Records, 1998) also reached No.11 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1998, No.7 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 1998, and No.42 on the Canadian RPM Top Albums Chart in 1998.



On Tuesday 21 September 1999, Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks & Ronnie Dunn) saw the release of 'Tightrope' (Arista Records, 1999), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Missing You' (written by John Waite, Mark Leonard and Charles Sandford) (No.15, 1999) / this track was a cover of John Waite's international pop music hit hit from 1984



John Waite's album, 'No Brakes' (EMI America, 1984), resulted in international attention and was a Billboard Top 10 album in the United States, due to the hit single 'Missing You' (written by John Waite, Mark Leonard and Charles Sandford), which climbed to No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1984.



Alison Krauss recorded 'Missing You' (written by John Waite, Mark Leonard and Charles Sandford) as a duet with John Waite; the track was included on 'A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection' (Rounder Records, 2007) and reached No.34 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in 2007 the United States; John Waite appeared with Alison Krauss on the 'Tonight Show' on Monday 5 February 2007 and they performed 'Missing You' together.

Alison Krauss' 'A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection' (Rounder Records, 2007) featured duets with Sting, Brad Paisley, John Waite and James Taylor.  The album reached No.10 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2007, and No.3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2007, along with reaching No.38 on the United Kingdom Albums Chart in 2007.

'Beer Thirty' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Terry McBride) (No.19, )
'You'll Always be Loved by Me' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Terry McBride) (No.5, )

Brooks & Dunn's 'Tightrope' (Arista Records, 1999) also included the following tracks:

'Goin' Under Gettin' Over You' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Terry McBride) / this track reached No.60 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart from unsolicited play as an album cut
'Temptation No.9' (written by Kix Brooks and Bob DiPiero)
'Hurt Train' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Terry McBride)
'Can't Stop My Heart' (written by Kix Brooks, Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro)
'Too Far This Time' (written by Ronnie Dunn)
'I Love You More' (written by Kix Brooks and Bob DiPiero)
'Don't Look Back Now' (written by Kix Brooks and Don Cook)
'All Out of Love' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Terry McBride)
'The Trouble with Angels' (written by Kix Brooks and Bob DiPiero)
'Texas & Norma Jean' (written by Kix Brooks and Lewis Anderson)

Personnel involved in the recording of Brooks & Dunn's 'Tightrope' (Arista Records, 1999) included the following:

Brooks & Dunn
Ronnie Dunn (lead vocals, background vocals)
Kix Brooks (lead vocals, background vocals)

Other Musicians
Robert Bailey, Kim Fleming, Vicki Hampton, John Wesley Ryles, Dennis Wilson and Curtis Young (background vocals)
Bruce C. Bouton (lap steel guitar, pedal steel guitar)
Mike Brignardello and Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
Larry Byrom and Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar)
Larry Franklin and Aubrey Haynie (fiddle)
Paul Franklin (pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle, 'assorted hoedown tools')
John Barlow Jarvis (piano, keyboards, B-3 organ)
B. James Lowry and Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Steve Nathan (keyboards)
Lonnie Wilson (drums, percussion)

Brooks & Dunn's 'Tightrope' (Arista Records, 1999) reached No.6 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1999 and was certified 'Gold' by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Brooks & Dunn's 'Tightrope' (Arista Records, 1999) also reached No.31 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1999, and No.6 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 1999.



On Tuesday 24 August 1999, Merle Haggard saw the release of 'For The Record: 43 Legendary Hits' (BNA Records, 1999), which was a two-CD, forty-three song collection of Merle Haggard's greatest hits.

Merle Haggard's 'For The Record: 43 Legendary Hits' (BNA Records, 1999) featured Merle Haggard's re-recordings of his own previously released songs; guest artists on the album included Willie Nelson, Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) and Alabama.



On Tuesday 17 April 2001, Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks & Ronnie Dunn) saw the release of 'Steers & Stripes' (Arista Records, 2001), which included five tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Ain't Nothing 'bout You' (written by Tom Shapiro and Rivers Rutherford) (No.1 for six weeks in April / May / June 2001) / this track was the most played single of the year on American country music radio in 2001, according to Billboard magazine / this track also reached No.25 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 2001
'Only in America' (written by Kix Brooks, Don Cook and Ronnie Rogers) (No.1 for one week in October / November 2001)
'The Long Goodbye' (written by Paul Brady and Ronan Keating) (No.1 for one week in March 2002)
'My Heart is Lost to You' (written by Brett Beavers and Connie Harrington) (No.5, 1992)
'Every River' (written by Kim Richey, Angelo Petraglia and Tom Littlefield) (No.12, 1992)

Brooks & Dunn's 'Steers & Stripes' (Arista Records, 2001) also included the following tracks:

'The Last Thing I Do' (written by David Lee Murphy and Kim Tribble)
'Go West' (written by Kix Brooks and Bob DiPiero)
'Good Girls Go to Heaven' (written by Ronnie Dunn, Terry McBride and Shawn Camp)
'When She's Gone, She's Gone' (written by Tom Douglas and Wayland Holyfield)
'Unloved' (written by Steve Diamond and Keith Follesé)
'Deny, Deny, Deny' (written by Kix Brooks and Bob DiPiero)
'Lucky Me, Lonely You' (written by Ronnie Dunn, Terry McBride and Shawn Camp)
'I Fall' (written by Kix Brooks and Don Cook)
'See Jane Dance' (written by Charlie Crowe)

Personnel involved in the recording of Brooks & Dunn's 'Steers & Stripes' (Arista Records, 2001) included the following:

Bob Bailey, Kim Fleming, Vicki Hampton, Gene Miller, Kim Richey, Chris Rodriguez, John Wesley Ryles, Harry Stinson and Trisha Yearwood (background vocals)
Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks (lead vocals, background vocals)
J.T. Corenflos and Kenny Greenberg (electric guitar)
Eric Darken (percussion)
Greg Davis (banjo)
Dan Dugmore (acoustic guitar, steel guitar)
Shannon Forrest (drums)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar, Dobro)
Aubrey Haynie (fiddle)
B. James Lowry (acoustic guitar)
Brent Mason (electric guitar, gut string guitar)
Mindi Abair (saxophone)
Steve Nathan (keyboards, synthesizer, piano, B3 organ)
Michael Rhodes (bass guitar)
Brent Rowan (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
The Nashville String Machine (strings arranged and conducted by David Campbell)

Brooks & Dunn's 'Steers & Stripes' (Arista Records, 2001) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2001, and was certified 'Platinum' by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Brooks & Dunn's 'Steers & Stripes' (Arista Records, 2001) reached No.4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2001.



On Tuesday 8 October 2002, Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) saw the release of 'It Won't Be Christmas Without You' (Arista Records, 2002) and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Hangin' 'Round The Mistletoe' (written by Kostas) (No.47, 2002)
'It Won't be Christmas without You' (written by Steven Busch, Ronnie Dunn and Jerry Lynn Williams) (No.41, 2002)
'Rockin' Little Christmas' (written by Deborah Allen and Bruce Channel) (No.57, 2003)
'Winter Wonderland' (written by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith) (No.57, 2003)

Brooks & Dunn's 'It Won't Be Christmas Without You' (Arista Records, 2002) also included the following tracks:

'Blue Christmas' (written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson)
'Santa's Coming Over to Your House' (written by Kix Brooks and Don Cook)
'The Christmas Song' (written by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells)
'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' (written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie)
'Who Says There Ain't No Santa' (written by Kix Brooks, Larry Boone and Paul Nelson)
'I'll be Home for Christmas', which was written by Kim Gannon, Walter Kent and Buck Ram (Thursday 21 November 1907 - Tuesday 1 January 1991)
'White Christmas' (written by Irving Berlin)

Personnel involved in the recording of Brooks & Dunn's 'It Won't Be Christmas Without You' (Arista Records, 2002) included the following:

Brooks & Dunn
Ronnie Dunn (lead vocals, background vocals)
Kix Brooks (lead vocals, background vocals)

Additional Musicians
Deborah Allen, Bekka Bramlett, Bruce Channel, Lisa Cochran, John Wesley Ryles and Harry Stinson (background vocals)
David Campbell (string arrangements, conductor)
Eric Darken (percussion)
Dan Dugmore (steel guitar)
Shannon Forrest (drums)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Barry Green (trombone)
Kenny Greenberg, Brent Mason and Brent Rowan (electric guitar)
Mike Haynes and Steve Patrick (trumpet)
Aubrey Haynie (fiddle, mandolin)
Jim Horn (baritone saxophone)
B. James Lowry (acoustic guitar)
The Nashville String Machine (strings)
Steve Nathan (keyboards, Hammond organ, piano)
Michael Rhodes (bass guitar)
Denis Solee (tenor saxophone)

Brooks & Dunn's 'It Won't Be Christmas Without You' (Arista Records, 2002) reached No.12 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2002, No.81 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2002, and No.7 on the Billboard Top Holiday Albums Chart in 2002.



On Tuesday 15 July 2003, Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) saw the release of 'Red Dirt Road' (Arista Records, 2003), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Red Dirt Road' (written by Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) (No.1 for one week in August 2003)
'You Can't Take The Honky Tonk out of The Girl' (written by Bob DiPiero and Bart Allmand) (No.3, 2004)
'That's What She Gets for Loving Me' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Terry McBride) (No.6, 2004)

Brooks & Dunn's 'Red Dirt Road' (Arista Records, 2003) also included the following tracks:

'Caroline' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Charlie Crowe)
'When We were Kings' (written by Kix Brooks and Gary Nicholson)
'Feels Good Don't It' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Terry McBride)
'I Used to Know This Song by Heart' (written by Jerry Lynn Williams)
'Believer' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Craig Wiseman)
'Memory Town' (written by Kix Brooks and Rafe VanHoy)
'She was Born to Run' (written by Ronnie Dunn, Terry McBride and Kenny Beard)
'Til My Dyin' Day' (written by Kix Brooks and Paul Nelson)
'My Baby's Everything I Love' (written by Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Don Cook)
'Good Day to be Me' (written by Kix Brooks and Bob DiPiero)
'Good Cowboy' (written by Nile Rodgers and Jimmie Vaughan)
'Holy War' (written by Ronnie Dunn)

Personnel involved in the recording of Brooks & Dunn's 'Red Dirt Road' (Arista Records, 2003) included the following:

Brooks & Dunn
Ronnie Dunn (lead vocals, background vocals, tambourine)
Kix Brooks (lead vocals, background vocals)

Additional Musicians
Robert Bailey, Bekka Bramlett, Perry Coleman, Vicki Hampton, Wes Hightower, John Wesley Ryles, Harry Stinson, Crystal Taliefero, Russell Terrell, Dan Tyminski, Christopher Willis and Dennis Wilson (background vocals)
Pat Buchanan and John Jorgenson (electric guitar)
Mark Casstevens and B. James Lowry (acoustic guitar)
J.T. Corenflos, Charlie Crowe, Brent Mason and Lou Toomey (electric guitar)
Eric Darken (percussion)
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Dan Dugmore (acoustic guitar, steel guitar, Dobro)
Shannon Forrest (drums)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Kenny Greenberg (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Aubrey Haynie (fiddle)
Jim Hoke (harmonica, accordion)
Clayton Ivey (piano)
Bill Kenner (mandola)
Steve Nathan (piano, keyboard, Wurlitzer, Mellotron, Hammond B-3 organ)
Michael Rhodes and Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
Bryan Sutton (acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, National guitar)
Mark Wright (tambourine, background vocals)
Reese Wynans (Hammond B-3 organ)
Jeff Coffin, Jim Horn, Samuel Levine and Steve Patrick (horns performance)
Jim Horn (horns arrangement)

Brooks & Dunn's 'Red Dirt Road' (Arista Records, 2003) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2003 and was certified 'Platinum' by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Brooks & Dunn's 'Red Dirt Road' (Arista Records, 2003) also reached No.4 on the included the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2003.



On Tuesday 30 August 2005, Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) saw the release of 'Hillbilly Deluxe' (Arista Records, 2005), which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'Play Something Country' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Terry McBride) (No.1 for one week in September 2005) / this track was Brooks & Dunn's last No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart
'Believe' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Craig Wiseman) (No.8, 2005)
'Building Bridges' (written by Hank DeVito and Larry Willoughby) (No.4, 2006) / this track featured background vocals from Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill
'Hillbilly Deluxe' (written by Brad Crisler and Craig Wiseman) (No.16, 2007)

Brooks & Dunn's 'Hillbilly Deluxe' (Arista Records, 2005) also included the following tracks:

'She’s about as Lonely as I’m Going to Let Her Get' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Terry McBride)
'My Heart’s Not a Hotel' (written by Rob Crosby and Allen Shamblin)
'Whiskey, Do My Talkin' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Terry McBride)
'One More Roll of the Dice' (written by Kix Brooks and Tom Shapiro)
'Just Another Neon Night' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Terry McBride)
'Her West was Wilder' (written by Kix Brooks and Bob DiPiero)
'I May Never Get Over You' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Terry McBride)
'She Likes to Get out of Town' (written by Kix Brooks and Bob DiPiero)
'Again' (written by Darrell Brown and Radney Foster)

Personnel involved in the recording of Brooks & Dunn's 'Hillbilly Deluxe' (Arista Records, 2005) included the following:

Eddie Bayers, Shannon Forrest and Scott Williamson (drums)
Larry Beaird, Tom Bukovac and Bob DiPiero (acoustic guitar)
Mike Brignardello, Steve Bryant, Duncan Mullins, Michael Rhodes and Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn (lead vocals, background vocals, harmonica)
Lisa Cochran, Perry Coleman, Chip Davis, Wes Hightower, Kim Keyes, Kim Parent and John Wesley Ryles (background vocals)
J.T. Corenflos (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill (background vocals on 'Building Bridges')
Eric Darken (percussion)
Dan Dugmore (acoustic guitar, steel guitar)
Stuart Duncan and Larry Franklin (mandolin)
Kenny Greenberg (electric guitar, National guitar)
David Grissom, Troy Lancaster and Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Tony Harrell (piano, keyboards)
Steve Herrmann (trumpet)
John Hobbs and Bill Payne (piano)
Jim Horn (baritone saxophone)
Terry McBride (acoustic guitar, background vocals)
Greg Morrow (drums, percussion)
Gordon Mote (Hammond B-3 organ)
Russ Pahl and Scotty Sanders (steel guitar)
Charles Rose (trombone)
Hank Singer (fiddle)
Bryan Sutton (acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin)
Harvey Thompson (tenor saxophone)
Reese Wynans (piano, keyboards, Hammond B-3 organ)
Jovan E. Bender, Ashley Cromartie, Delva Dwana, DaJuana R. Elder, Danyelle Haley, Moiro Konchella, Erika Rowell, Meshia Sandifer, Chris Smith, Andre Trice and Raymond Williams (choir on 'Believe' and 'Again')

Brooks & Dunn's 'Hillbilly Deluxe' (Arista Records, 2005) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2005 and was certified 'Platinum' by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); the album also reached No.3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2005.



On Tuesday 2 October 2007, Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) saw the release of 'Cowboy Town' (Arista Records, 2007), their final album, which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'Proud of The House We Built' (written by Ronnie Dunn, Marv Green and Terry McBride) (No.4, 2007)
'God Must Be Busy' (written by Clint Daniels and Michael P. Heeney) (No.11, 2007)
'Put a Girl in It' (written by Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip) (No.3, 2008)
'Cowgirls Don't Cry' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Terry McBride) (No.2, 2008) / this track also reached No.1 on the Canadian RPM Country Chart in 2007 / an alternate version of this track, which featured Reba McEntire, was sent to American country music radio while the single was climbing the Billboard country music chart and she started to be credited on the charts, thus making this their second duet together after 'If You See Him / If You See Her' in 1998 / Reba McEntire was also featured in the music video for 'Cowgirls Don't Cry', which premiered in late 2008

Brooks & Dunn's 'Cowboy Town' (Arista Records, 2007) also included the following tracks:

'Cowboy Town' (written by Ronnie Dunn, Larry Boone and Paul Nelson)
'Johnny Cash Junkie (Buck Owens freak)' (written by Ronnie Dunn, Larry Boone and Paul Nelson)
'The Ballad of Jerry Jeff Walker' (written by Kix Brooks and Bob DiPiero) / this track featured guest vocals from Jerry Jeff Walker
'Tequila' (written by Ronnie Dunn and Terry McBride)
'Drop in the Bucket' (written by Kix Brooks and Bob DiPiero)
'Drunk on Love' (written by Darrell Brown and Radney Foster)
'Chance of a Lifetime' (written by Kix Brooks and Bob DiPiero)
'American Dreamer' (written by Kix Brooks, Brett Beavers and Don Cook)

Personnel involved in the recording of Brooks & Dunn's 'Cowboy Town' (Arista Records, 2007) included the following:

Brooks & Dunn
Ronnie Dunn (lead vocals, background vocals)
Kix Brooks (lead vocals, background vocals)

Additional Musicians
Robert Bailey, Haley Dunn, Kim Fleming, Vicki Hampton, Wes Hightower, Jeff Kersey, Wendy Moten, Kim Parent, Pat Peterson, John Wesley Ryles, Harry Stinson, Crystal Taliefero and Russell Terrell (background vocals)
Eddie Bayers and Paul Scholton (drums)
Larry Beaird and Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar)
Mike Brignardello, Larry Paxton, Alison Prestwood, Michael Rhodes, Jimmie Lee Sloas and Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
Tom Bukovac and Kenny Greenberg (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
J.T. Corenflos, Brent Mason, Jerry McPherson, James Mitchell and Lou Toomey (electric guitar)
Chad Cromwell, Owen Hale and Chris McHugh (drums)
Eric Darken (percussion)
Dan Dugmore, Paul Franklin, Gary Morse and Russ Pahl (steel guitar, lap steel guitar)
Rob Hajacos, Aubrey Haynie and Hank Singer (fiddle)
Tony Harrell (keyboards, Hammond organ, piano)
John Barlow Jarvis (piano)
Terry McBride (bass guitar, background vocals)
Reba McEntire (vocals on 'Cowgirls Don't Cry')
Greg Morrow (drums, percussion)
Jimmy Nichols (Fender Rhodes, keyboards, Hammond organ, piano)
Rex Schnelle (electric guitar, percussion)
Bryan Sutton (acoustic guitar, mandolin)
Ilya Toshinsky (banjo, acoustic guitar)
Jerry Jeff Walker (vocals on 'The Ballad of Jerry Jeff Walker')
John Willis (banjo)
Reese Wynans (Hammond organ, piano)

Brooks & Dunn's 'Cowboy Town' (Arista Records, 2007) reached No.4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2007, No.13 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2007, No.23 on the Australian ARIA Charts in 2007, No.1 on the Australian Top Country Albums Chart in 2007.



Reba McEntire recorded Ronnie Dunn's 'Does The Wind Still Blow in Oklahoma' (co-written with Reba McEntire); the track, which was a duet with Ronnie Dunn, was included on Reba McEntire's 'Duets' (United States: MCA Records, 2007 / United Kingdom: Hump Head Country, 2007).



In August 2009, at the time of the acquisition of this Gene Watson Peer's Quote from Ronnie Dunn, Brooks & Dunn's 'Indian Summer' (written by Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Bob DiPiero) was being promoted at American country music radio.  The single was later featured on the duo's greatest hits album; 'No.1s...And Then Some' (Arista Records, 2009 was released on Saturday 8 September 2009 and featured twenty-eight past hit songs and two new recordings on a two-disc CD.



Reba McEntire recorded Ronnie Dunn's 'I Keep on Loving You' (co-written with Terry McBride) and included the track on 'Keep on Loving You' (United States; Starstruck / Valory Music Group Records, 2009 / United Kingdom: Hump Head Country, 2009); the track reached No.7 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in June 2010.

Both Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks are vocalists, songwriters and guitarists; Kix Brooks plays mandolin as well.

Ronnie Dunn's vocal performances tended to be released as radio singles; only one of their Billboard No.1 singles, 'You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone' (written by Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Don Cook), which was No.1 for one week in August 1995, featured Kix Brooks on lead vocals, and he did not sung lead on any of the duo's singles since 'South of Santa Fe' (written by Larry Boone, Paul Nelson and Kix Brooks), which reached No.4 in 1999.



On Monday 10 August 2009, Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) announced through their official website, that Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn were going their separate ways, as of 2010.

• Visit Ronnie Dunn's Official Site at ronniedunn.com
• Visit Brooks & Dunn's Official Site at brooksanddunn.com

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