Tickets to Brooks and Dunn are tickets to see one of the most successful country duos ever. On May 12, 1955, in Shreveport, Louisiana, Leon Eric "Kix" Brooks III was born. He worked the club circuit in Maine and Alaska before heading to Nashville in 1979. Ronnie Gene Dunn was born in Coleman, Texas, June 1, 1953, and studied theology at Abilene (Texas) Christian College before moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was there he fronted the house band at a popular nightspot called Duke's Country and later broke into the national spotlight by winning a talent contest sponsored by Marlboro.
Arista Records' Tim DuBois put the two hopefuls together in 1990. "Brand New Man," the duo's first single, shot to number one in 1991, followed by the chart-topping "My Next Broken Heart," "Neon Moon" and "Boot Scootin' Boogie." Their debut album, Brand New Man, has sold more than six million copies since its release.
Throughout the next couple of years they kept themselves on the charts with more number one hits: "She Used to Be Mine," "That Ain't No Way to Go," "Little Miss Honky Tonk" and "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone" have all graced the top spot on country charts.
Brooks and Dunn hit the studio again in the following year and produced Hard Workin' Man for release in early 1993. Only two months after release, the album was certified platinum and by the end of the year it had reached double platinum status.
They followed with the release of Waitin' on Sundown in 1994 and in a matter of two months they had another platinum hit. Songs like 'My Kind of Crazy' and 'She's Not The Cheatin' Kind' helped to propel this album to the top. Another platinum success followed in 1996 with Borderline. The Greatest Hits album released the following year also went platinum. 1998 brought the album If You See Her and with it a hit collaboration on a song of the same name with Reba McEntire.
Three more original albums and a Christmas album would follow and each one would see number one hits and platinum success. In 1999 the duo released the critically acclaimed Tight Rope and followed in 2001 with Steers and Stripes, which yielded the number one hits "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You" and "The Long Goodbye." Brooks and Dunn released It Won't Be Christmas Without You in 2002, which was an album of the duo singing 11 holiday favorites. The boys headed back to the studio once more in 2002 to work on a release for the following year entitled Red Dirt Road which has reached top ten status as an album and has spawned the top 40 single, "That's What She Gets For Loving Me."
Brooks and Dunn have received over 30 awards throughout their career. They have been recognized for album of the year, single of the year, top vocal duet, best country performance and entertainers of the year on more than one occasion each. With a couple of shelves full of CMA awards, Grammy's and Academy of Country Music Awards, you can be sure these guys have a successful future of touring ahead of them, and you'll want tickets to enjoy the music live in person.