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Leon Eric "Kix" Brooks III was born in Shreveport, La., and worked the club circuit in Alaska and Maine and Louisiana before moving to Nashville to be a singer/songwriter in the early 1980's. Ronnie Gene Dunn was born in Coleman, Texas, and briefly studied theology at Abilene (Texas) Christian College before moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma to try his hand at a career in music. There, he fronted the house band at a popular nightspot called Duke's Country. Later, he broke into the national spotlight by winning a talent contest sponsored by Marlboro in 1988.
In 1990, Arista Records' Tim DuBois put the two hopefuls together and life for Brooks & Dunn has never been the same. Their debut album, Brand New Man has become the best selling album by a country duo in music history and they've gone on to sell over 30 million copies of their 10 studio albums along the way. They've charted 49 singles on the Billboard Country Charts (including twenty-three #1 hits!) and have won the Country Music Awards Vocal Duo of the Year Award 14 out of 15 times between 1992 and 2006. Their hit version of "My Maria" was the most played single of 1996 while another hit, "Ain't Nothing About You" was the most played single of 2001. They've broken records touring with everyone from the Rolling Stones to Reba McEntire and some say they are responsible for kicking off the line dancing craze of the 90's with their hit, "Boot Scootin Boogie". They are the Best Selling Duo in the History of Country Music and have won over 80 major industry awards over the course of their career and they aren't done yet!
Only on A&E's PRIVATE SESSIONS - Country's biggest superstars BROOKS AND DUNN sit down for an in-depth interview with host Lynn Hoffman to tell all about their phenomenal career. Plus, don't miss exclusive performances of some of their greatest hits and new songs off their highly anticipated album #1s. . . and Then Some as well as special celebrity guests Keith Urban, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire Toby Keith!
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