in the news for their sudden split - after 20 years of making
top country hits - Brooks & Dunn are an award-winning superstar
duo which burst onto the country music scene in 1991.
a total of four singles that reached the No. 1 spot on the charts,
their first album, "Brand New Man", went 6x platinum
after its debut.
Brooks & Dunn have enjoyed continued success with more than
40 singles on the country music charts, 20 of which have been
No. 1 hits with songs like Boot Scootin Boogie, Youre Gonna
Miss Me When Im Gone, My Maria, Only In America, and Red
Eric Brooks III on May 12, 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana, Kix
Brooks performed at local clubs all through high school and college
before eventually finding his niche in Nashville as a country
music songwriter. In 1990, he was introduced to his future music
partner by Arista Records executive Tim Dubois. Today,
Brooks is also the host of American
Country Countdown a syndicated radio program that counts down
the current list of top 40 country songs.
wife Barbara in 1982, and they have two children, Molly and Eric.
Gene Dunn on June 1, 1953 in Coleman, Texas, Ronnie Dunn led a
nomadic childhood and moved with his mother and truck driver father
to four different states. As an adult, Dunn finally settled in
Nashville where he met Kix Brooks in 1990 to eventually form an
award winning duo that have been at the top of the country music
charts ever since. Among
Ronnie's stand-alone awards include BMI Country Songwriter of
the year and Billboard Magazine country songwriter of the year.
In 2005, he was inducted into the Arkansas Music Hall of Fame.
He has been
married to his wife, Janine for 17 years and has three children,
Whitney, Jesse and Haley.
Brooks & Dunn held the record for number of major industry
awards at both the ACM
and the CMA
Awards when they suddenly announced their split in August
Two years later, Dunn released a self-titled album which included the Top 10 country hit "Bleed Red", while Brooks released "New to This Town" in September 2012.
Three years later, the duo reunited in 2015 for a series of concerts with Reba McEntire in Las Vegas.
Brooks & Dunn around the Web:
& Dunn - The official site with complete biographies,
photos, news & tour dates, "posse" fan pages, message
boards, streaming audio & videos of top hits.