Brooks & Dunn announce they will split
Monday, August 10, 2009
– Brooks & Dunn are breaking up. In an announcement today on the duo's web site, the group said they would release one more CD before going their separate ways. The announcement cited no particular reason, other than "it's just time."
This will end a long career in which Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks won numerous duo awards and enjoyed many number one hits.
"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," the web site said. "This ride has been
everything and more than we could ever have dreamed.... We owe it all
to you, the fans. If you hear rumors, don't believe them, it's just
"We will release our #1's and then some" on September 8th and bid
you farewell one last time in 2010, with The Last Rodeo Tour...(dates to be
Brooks & Dunn went number one with their 4 songs including Brand New Man, their very first number 1, in June 1991. It was their fourth number 1 that propelled them - "Boot Scootin' Boogie"became part of the country line dance craze in 1992 and became a country music staple.
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