Dunn sets June release of solo disc
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
– Ronnie Dunn will launch his solo career with a self-titled solo album, coming June 7.
A 12-track collection, Dunn produced and wrote or co-wrote 9 of the songs.
The first single is Bleed Red, and the disc also includes the Dunn/Terry McBride co-write, How Far to Waco, Cost of Livin' and the ballad Last Love I'm Tryin'.
The collection starts with the party-time opener Singer in a Cowboy Band, penned by Dunn and Craig Wiseman, and closes with another Dunn co-write, the soulful Love Owes Me One.
Dunn will deliver his first televised performance of Bleed Red on the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, April 3, on CBS.
Dunn will also headline a free concert on Saturday, April 2, as part of ACM Weekend on Fremont Street Experience.
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