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Brooks & Dunn announce final show

Thursday, February 25, 2010 – The final show of Brooks & Dunn's Last Rodeo tour will be Aug. 10 in Nashville as a fundraiser for the Country Music Hall of Fame, the duo announced today at a press conference in Nashville.

"We've been trying to figure out a way to do something cool with the Country Music Hall of Fame," Kix Brooks said. "We wanted to make sure we went out and if people wanted to party with us one last time."

Brooks said all money from the concert will go to the Country Music Hall of Fame. We wanted to do something really special to give back," he said.

"I hope that you guys appreciate understand and appreciate the enormity of what you're doing," said Kyle Young, the head of the hall. "It's a huge, huge gesture...You could have chosen a bunch of worthwhile institutions or charities for it to benefit, and you've chosen Nashville and us, and we're really thankful. I hope you understand that."

Dunn said, "We're really proud of the hall of fame and all that it stands for... It's really cool that we have it here in Nashville and are very proud of the heritage that comes with it."

Brooks said he and his partner have been "talking about the idea for years."

"We've got some good friends that have been on tour with us over the years who are going to come out," Brooks said. The guests will be announced later.

Brooks & Dunn announced last year that they were going to split after a final tour and 20 years together. Their next show will at the Houston Rodeo show March 20. The tour starts in earnest in Las Vegas on April 19.

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#1s ... and then some CD review - #1s ... and then some
Brooks & Dunn are the most popular duo in country history racking up lots of hits and awards, but they amicably called it a career with plans to go their separate ways after a farewell 2010 tour. This two-CD set contains 30 songs, but aside from 2 new songs, there's not much reason to buy this set. The quality certainly is there as 20 of the songs reached the top of the chart. The new songs - both were released as singles - were Honky Tonk Stomp, featuring ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, and Indian Summer. »»»
Cowboy Town CD review - Cowboy Town
If your idea of a cowboy is Cowboy Troy and the guys from Big & Rich, then sure, this new Brooks & Dunn album is named appropriately. For it's the city-bred hat crowd that the majority of these songs are aimed at or at least the women that married them. Their last couple of albums saw them gain some critical acclaim with songs like the stirring "Believe," but there's nothing that immediately memorable here. Instead, we get the fuzzy current events theology of, "God Must Be »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kiah heats up – Amythyst Kiah's music career has seemingly been a slow burn, but that well could be changing. She was part of the quartet that put out the very fine "Songs of Our Native Daughters" earlier this year and is about to launch a tour with CD-mates Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell of Birds of Chicago and Leyla McCalla to bring out songs about... »»»
Concert Review: Sweeney maintains her musical integrity – Sunny Sweeney has gone the big label route and even earned a hit with "From a Table Away," but truth be told, she's better off without the baggage of the bigs, especially given the consistent quality and musical vision that was so clearly and admirably on display on this evening. When the East Texas native started her career, she was... »»»
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