Join Ronnie Dun for a Country Music Chat #CMchat Twitterview on Monday November 11, 2013 at 6pPT/9pET.
Some moments in life you wonder, “holy cow…how the heck did this happen?” Having Ronnie Dunn for a Country Music Chat Twitterview is one of my moments like that. It is a bittersweet moment as well. A very kind and amazing gentleman, who I had come to consider a good friend was hanging out with his good friend, Ronnie [Dunn] one day, and we were talking on the phone. I asked him, “hey you think Ronnie would like to do a #CMchat with me sometime?” And that’s how this story begins. I couldn’t write this post without thanking Sherman Halsey, albeit posthumously for helping me set up this Twitterview. I feel very fortunate to have been his friend. He is already missed. I am sure Ronnie would agree.
Ronnie Dunn is one of country music’s most beloved artists — a man who’s already learned a thing or two about being a singer in a cowboy band. As familiar as his winning voice has become, Ronnie Dunn has only now taken the time to explore once and for all his own powerful voice as a brand new solo artist. And as Dunn himself notes with a laugh,
“I have to say, I’m sure enjoying feeling ‘new’ all over again.”
“Yeah, you really could say that I have been waiting my whole life to make this album,” Ronnie Dunn says with a smile as he sits back in The Barn outside his home where he spent countless hours working on this music over the last few years. “Like one of the songs on the album says, ‘We all bleed red,’ and frankly there’s a whole lot of my blood all over these particular tracks.”
“More than ever before, I felt as if I had a chance here to tell my own story through songs that mean a lot to me — some I wrote, some I co-wrote, and some that I just tried to make my own,” Dunn says. “Having waited so long to make my own album and say exactly what I wanted to say, I think that I became obsessed with making every song here really count.”
Of course, Ronnie Dunn has had an excellent reason to wait until now to make a solo album. For 20 years, Dunn was extremely proud and thankful to be a big part of the single most successful duo in country music history — and one of the most popular performing acts in recent music history. “When my musical partnership with Kix happened, lightning just struck. All of a sudden, all that success took us both by surprise, and away we went. It’s like we created these two characters, and we just took off on the rocket together, and kept going.” Brooks & Dunn’s remarkable rocket ride would ultimately result is more than 30 millions albums sold, countless crowd-pleasing stadium and arena shows and multiple CMA Awards, ACM Awards, GRAMMYs, CMT Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards. “Kix and I were very honored in so many ways,” says Dunn. “We didn’t just accomplish everything we dreamed of as a duo. We accomplished a lot more than we ever expected. I have absolutely no complaints and no regrets.”
11/11 #CMchat* Twitterview with Ronnie Dunn 6-7pPT
11/18 #CMchat* Twitterview with Lee Greenwood 6-7pPT
11/25 #CMchat* Twitterview with JT Hodges 6-7pPT
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