There are some things that you take for granted. Typically, any post-season race in the MLB world is going to be affected by the New York Yankees, Tom Brady is going to be playing football in January in the playoffs, and though Bubble Gum might be a big seller for Baskin Robbins – the biggest selling of those famous 31 flavors is always going to be vanilla.
Another thing that is easy to take for granted is the vocal prowess of Ronnie Gene Dunn. As one-half of Brooks and Dunn, he gave Country Radio some of the top moments of the 1990s and 2000s, such as “Neon Moon,” “How Long Gone,” and the touching “Believe.” As a solo artist, he continued to make music that mattered to listeners, such as “Bleed Red” and his most recent album Peace, Love, and Country Music proved that he still possesses one of the greatest voices in the format’s history.
Having just signed a recording deal with Scott Borchetta at Nash Icon Records, Dunn has just released his first single for the label. “Ain’t No Trucks In Texas” is not just a perfect showcase for his electrifying vocal range – but also proof that the singer can keep up with the younger acts, many of whom he has influenced over the years. The production is flawless and tight, and the instrumentation is sharp from beginning to end. But, at the end of the day – make no mistake about – the star of the song is Ronnie Dunn. And, just like in 1995 and 2005 – as well as 2015, that’s the way it should be. After all, some things shouldn’t change!
“I haven’t been this excited about new music in a while,” Dunn says of the single. “And I am definitely looking forward to performing it live for fans.”
Dunn dropped by America’s Morning Show today (7/17) to premiere his brand new single from Nash Icon Records, “Ain’t No Trucks in Texas.” The biting tune, produced by Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus, is now available on iTunes and all digital retailers.
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While chatting with AMS host Blair Garner about the highly-anticipated song and his residency with longtime pals Reba and Kix Brooks. Dunn surprised listeners by announcing that he is giving away a trip to see REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: TOGETHER IN VEGAS at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace when they return to the stage in December after a successful run on the initial dates. The package for a lucky fan and guest includes round trip plane tickets, two nights at Caesar’s Palace, dinner and tickets to the dynamic show, in addition to a meet-and-greet with the superstars. For more details and to enter to win, click here.
“We just finished our first nine shows in Vegas,” continued Dunn. In regards to the sold-out residency, which began in June he elaborated, “Honestly, it’s the most fun I’ve ever had and I’ve played some some cliff hangers over the years. The production, the sound, the crowds are all beyond anything I had imagined and I’m looking forward to the future dates.”
Dunn is continuing to write and record new music. As half of the best-selling duo in Country music history with more than 30 million albums sold, the Texas native’s career already boasts 23 #1 singles and more than 80 industry awards from the Grammys, Country Music Association and a record 27 Academy of Country Music honors. Named Entertainer of the Year four times collectively by the ACM and CMA, Brooks & Dunn consistently remained among Country’s most popular touring acts, a testament both to their showmanship and to their status as one of the true bedrock artists of Country music. Dunn has twice been honored as the BMI Country Songwriter of the Year as well as named the Billboard Magazine’s Country Songwriter of the Year. As a solo artist, Dunn earned two GRAMMY nominations in 2013.