Brooks & Dunn

Brooks & Dunn
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Brooks & Dunn
Music: North side of the 7000 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Country Group
Formed 1988

Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks were struggling solo performers in Nashville until an Arista Records executive put them together in 1990. The top-selling country duo released their debut album the following year.

They soon emerged as one of the all-time most popular pairs in country music, scoring hits such as "Boot Scootin' Boogie," "Play Something Country" and "Cowgirls Don't Cry." In 2009, they announced that they would retire as a duo.

Their farewell concert — which will benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame — is scheduled for August 2010. Both men plan to pursue solo careers after the amicable split.

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