Brooks & Dunn, R.I.P.

Aug 11th, 2009 // 4 Comments

Country duo Brooks & Dunn have decided to call it quits after a 20-year career, squeezing out a greatest-hits collection and a farewell tour before riding off into the sunset. “After 20 years of making music and riding this trail together, we have agreed as a duo that it’s time call it a day,” 54-year-old Kix Brooks and 56-year-old Ronnie Dunn said in a statement. The duo collected a slew of country music awards over the course of their career, as well as two Grammy Awards; according to Nielsen SoundScan, their album sales in the U.S. have topped the 22 million mark. Thanks to Dan Gibson for recommending that I post their 1992 single “Neon Moon,” which came from their first album and was their third hit to reach No. 1 on the country charts, along with the announcement of their split. [Reuters]

  1. Shouldn’t this also be tagged “Coachella 2013′s big reunion”? You know, after the attempt at a Morrissey/Marr reunion fails for the 10th time.

  2. @How do I say this…Throwdini!?!: Such a concept should be shuttled over to the more appropriate Stagecoach festival. I don’t want the likes of Brooks & Dunn and their “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” stinking up my Coachella.

  3. @cheesebubble: Yeah, I know, but its funnier to imagine the likes of Brooks & Dunn playing a set opposite Mogwai and whichever of the Bear- or Wolf-named bands are still floating around in 2013.

  4. @cheesebubble: What are you talking about? Check out that ridiculous facial hair and stupidly tight jeans. Country was indie when indie wasn’t cool.

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