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Brooks & Dunn

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Brooks & Dunn were a , the most successful in the history of the musical genre. Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn debuted as Brooks & Dunn in 1991. Known as providing one the defining sounds of , they have since won the Vocal Duo Award of the Country Music Association every year between 1992 and 2005, with the exception of 2000 in which duo Montgomery Gentry took the honor. Other notable awards include the CMA Album of the Year award for 1994 and the Entertainer of the Year gong for 1996. As of 2004, they have won 19 CMA awards and remain the foremost duo in their genre.

Brooks & Dunn’s music covers the full range of music, and their chart-topping hits have included everything from the Ronan Keating-penned “The Long Goodbye,” through the Rivers Rutherford-written “Ain’t Nothing About You,” to the music-influenced “Believe.” They are also associated with being pioneers of the line dance craze of the mid-1990s. One of their hits, “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” - the video for which was made in Tulsa, Oklahoma - is most emblematic of this style.

Both band members write, sing, and play guitar. One or both artists writes or co-writes a large majority of their material, and self-penned successes include the 2004 smash “Red Dirt Road” which the duo wrote together. Both artists have served as song-writers for other artists too. Ronnie Dunn co-wrote country superstar Toby Keith’s song “Don’t Leave I Think I Love You” which appeared on his 2003 album Shock’n Y’all.

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