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.