I can remember it like it was yesterday. Riding in a truck with a buddy of mine and him singing the lyrics to a song I had never heard before, but knowing them line for line. I was not a huge altcountry fan at the time but dug some stuff that was out. I asked him, "Who is this?" He responded, "Brooks & Dunn". The song, "Brand New Man".
This song was the launching pad for the most successful duo in any genre to get together and set the music industry on it’s ear. Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, both struggling solo artists in their own right were introduced to one another and asked to put something together and see what they came up with. What follows as they say is now history.
The superstar duo has a string of number one hits from "Brand New Man" to "Ain’t Nothing Bout You" to "Play Something Country" the list is as long as their awards, winning Vocal Duo of the Year each year since 1992, except 2000 when they were beat out by Montgomery Gentry, as well as Entertainer of The Year in 1996.
Both Kix and Ronnie are staunch supporters of the working man as well as hugely patriotic. Their love for country and the hard working, grass-roots values that have built it seem to go unmatched. Theirs is music that spans from hard partying after a hard day to gospel that will tear your heart out. B & D have had an incredible run for 20 years.
Brooks & Dunn are renowned for their high-energy stage shows. They have toured with the likes of ZZ Top, The Rolling Stones, Keith Urban, and Big and Rich to name a few. Always leaving a wake of jaw-dropping sets and one-of-a-kind stage shows.
This being the Last Rodeo it is sure to bring out the best in the boys and leave nothing in the auxiliary tanks. They were not about to call it a day as a recording duo without one more chance to party with their fans.
The Last Rodeo Tour, BOK Center Friday May 28, 2010
Doors at 6:00 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm.
Get tickets at all area Reasors, at the BOK ticket office or online. Prices range from $35.50 to $69.75