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Brooks & Dunn are an American country music duo, consisting of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn. Both Brooks and Dunn had worked as singer-songwriters before the duo's formation, charting singles of their own in the late 1980s. They are the most successful duo from any genre, having sold more albums than all others in the Nielsen/SoundScan era. Brooks & Dunn also won the Country Music Association Vocal Duo of the Year award every year between 1992 and 2006, except for 2000 when Montgomery Gentry took the honor. In addition, Brooks & Dunn won the Entertainer of the Year award in 1996. Two of the duo's singles have also been named as Billboard magazine's Number One country singles of the year: "My Maria" (1996) and "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You" (2001). Since early 2006, Kix Brooks has also hosted American Country Countdown, a nationally syndicated radio program which counts down the Top 40 country singles in the United States as determined by the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. The duo announced on August 10, 2009, that they were parting ways after one final tour in 2010.

About Brooks & Dunn

Brooks & Dunn's music covers the full range of modern country music, and their chart-topping hits have included everything from ballads to rock-tinged up-tempos to the gospel music-influenced "Believe." Their up-tempo numbers have been described as "rocked-up honky-tonk". One of their biggest hits, "Boot Scootin' Boogie", is most emblematic of this style. Brooks & Dunn have been generally described as a group that ranges from country-pop to traditional country.

Both Kix and Ronnie are vocalists, songwriters, and guitarists; Kix plays mandolin as well. Dunn's vocal performances have tended to be released as radio singles; only one of their Number One singles, "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone," has featured Kix on lead vocals, and he has not sung lead on any of the duo's singles since 1999's "South of Santa Fe".

Brooks & Dunn are renowned for their high-energy stage shows. In 2008, Brooks & Dunn paired up with ZZ Top and Rodney Atkins for a tour entitled Cowboy Town. This concert has been shown on GAC as well. Other recent tours have featured Australian country singer Keith Urban, fellow duo Montgomery Gentry, and Gretchen Wilson. Their Deuces Wild tour of 2005 featured fellow country duo Big and Rich. In 2006, the duo opened for the Rolling Stones at their Omaha, Nebraska show. Also in 2006, they toured with country artist Sara Evans and embarked on their The Long Haul Tour, which featured artists Jack Ingram and Sugarland.

The duo's songs have been used by President George W. Bush as his official campaign songs in both his 2000 election and 2004 re-election campaigns. In 2000 then Texas Governor Bush chose the blue-collar line-dance-friending hit of the mid-1990s, "Hard Workin' Man," and in 2004 the President selected the patriotic hit, "Only in America." Brooks & Dunn both supported the President's re-election campaign, performing at a Republican rally featuring Laura Bush on the eve of the election. "Only in America" was played after President Barack Obama gave his nomination acceptance speech in 2008.

Brooks & Dunn have made numerous appearances on other artists' albums, both together and separately. Ronnie Dunn sang an uncredited duet vocal on Lee Roy Parnell's cover of Hank Williams' "Take These Chains from My Heart," which can be found on Parnell's 1994 album On the Road. That same year they recorded a version of Folsom Prison Blues with a voiced part by Johnny Cash for Red Hot + Country, an album for AIDS Benefit. It was one the their few songs songs to feature both Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn on lead vocals. In 1998 Brooks & Dunn collaborated with Reba McEntire on "If You See Him/If You See Her." Dunn also contributed his vocals to the song "Raise the Barn" on Keith Urban's 2006 album Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing, as well as on Ashley Monroe's 2006 single "I Don't Want To".