Ronnie Dunn gave one of his career-defining vocal performances on Brooks & Dunn's "My Maria," but in a new interview, he admits that he was not particularly interested in cutting the song when the idea was first presented to him. Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn both recently spoke to I...
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Ronnie Dunn gave one of his most career-defining vocal performances on Brooks & Dunn's "My Maria," but in a new interview, he admits that he was not very interested in cutting the song when the idea was first presented to him. Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn both spoke to I...
In 1996, Brooks & Dunn earned a chart-topping country hit with their version of “My Maria,” which was originally a Top 10 pop hit for B. W. Stevenson in 1973. The song also earned Brooks & Dunn a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. However,...
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Ok, this got my attention. We recently posed the question on Twitter of which country collabs people want to see right now. We got some great answers, like Eric Church and Kip Moore, Chris Stapleton and Dolly Parton, and of course, Koe Wetzel and Post Malone. Oh, and of course...
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Ronnie Dunn’s voice, Brad Paisley’s guitar, Johnny Cash’s words… does it get better?. For the stellar Johnny Cash: Forever Words project, various country artists came together record a collection of unpublished poems and writings from the Man in Black himself. Recorded primarily at The Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee...
24-years-old, Triston Marez is the future of country music. The Houston native is yet to release a full-length album but has seen great success with his first two EP’s and a handful of singles. He got started by winning the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Talent competition in 2014. Just a few years before he made the decision to pursue music seriously while he was recovering from heart-saving heart surgery.
Triston Marez has been a traditional country guy bubbling up in both Texas and Nashville for a good while now. And now he’s about ready to burst into the country music world proper with his debut record, and is getting a boost from a Country Music Hall of Famer to boot.
The project benefits nonprofit Music Health Alliance. Rodney Crowell has teamed with fellow musicians including Keith Urban, Ronnie Dunn, Steve Earle, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams and more for the 13-song project Songs From Quarantine. The digital collection is available for only two weeks via Bandcamp. Among the songs...
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We all are well aware of the absolute shitstorm that 2020 was, and now that we’re just a few days into the new year, it doesn’t appear to be getting better anytime soon. But in the face of the storm, at minimum, we can look to country music for a source of comfort and encouragement.
Blake Shelton caught some heat on social media after debuting his new song, "Minimum Wage," during NBC's New Year's Eve special. The song, which the country star said is about his love for his fiance Gwen Stefani, consists of lyrics about being broke that upset many people. While some seemed to think the lyrics were "tone deaf," others, including Brooks & Dunn member Ronnie Dunn, jumped to his defense.
Singer Ronnie Dunn spoke out in defense of his fellow country artist Blake Shelton after the latter caught backlash for his latest song. Shelton was the subject of debate on social media after he debuted his new single, "Minimum Wage" during NBC’s New Year’s Eve televised event. The song, which he said is about his love of fiance Gwen Stefani, contains lyrics about being broke that made many people upset.
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With 2021 barely underway, Blake Shelton has already stirred up some accidental controversy, drawing criticism for his new song, “Minimum Wage,” and his personal wealth. But one of his “millionaire” buddies has his back. Celebrating love that makes a paycheck-to-paycheck average Joe feel like a million bucks, “Minimum Wage” was...
Blake Shelton debuted a new song during NBC's New Year's Eve special, "Minimum Wage," and it was instantly criticized on social media. Some felt the track was "tone deaf" during an economically challenging time for millions of Americans without jobs. Some Shelton fans liked the song though, including Brooks & Dunn member Ronnie Dunn, who published a long defense of the song on Instagram Monday.
Blake Shelton's new song "Minimum Wage" may have upset some people on social media, but Ronnie Dunn gets it. The Brooks & Dunn singer came to Shelton's defense after the younger of the two Oklahomans received backlash after performing the song on NBC last Thursday (Dec. 31). On Twitter, country...
After the year from hell, Blake Shelton gave his fans a little slice of heaven on New Year’s Eve: a brand new song. It’s called “Minimum Wage.” As is, “Girl, your love can make a man feel rich on minimum wage.” It’s a topic that everyone — even Shelton — can absolutely relate to. One hundred percent. He’s talked before about roofing houses during the summers as a teenager, and doing anything and everything he could to earn his own money to buy his first guitar and eventually, move to Nashville. “My first job changed my life,” he told Cowboys & Indians. “For the first time, I was making my own money. And it was the greatest feeling I’d ever experienced. I was roofing houses, and I did that during two summers when I was still in high school. Man, it was such hard work, but I loved it.”
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Long story short: Folks on Twitter got made that Blake was romanticizing making minimum wage during a pandemic when millions have lost their jobs. Not to mention Blake himself definitely makes A LOT more than minimum wage. And while appealing to the common man has always been a part of...