Twelve newly recorded hits have been compiled with new country acts
Brooks & Dunn are back with a new album, Reboot, coming April 5th. The album features some of today’s hottest country stars teaming with the legendary country duo, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn. The project includes 12 newly recorded B&D hits with Kacey Musgraves, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, Lanco, Ashley McBryde, Midland, Luke Combs, Brothers Osborne, Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi and Tyler Booth. It was the first time since 2007 the duo hit the studio together. Dann Huff is producing the project.
“Brand New Man” featuring Combs and “Believe” featuring Brown have been sent to radio for immediate airplay. No other tracks have been revealed as of press time, but edgy-rock intensity to heartbroken EDM and retro honky-tonk fun to the exposed nerves of a reflective acoustic ballad emerged from top-secret recording sessions over the past year. The album will be released via B&D2, LLC, under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment. Album bundles are available via the duo’s webstore.
“This whole experience has been humbling to say the least. What a cool rush to hear somebody do one of your tunes in a unique way, and it still holds up,” states Ronnie Dunn. “That’s the greatest compliment you can get as an artist. People used to ask us all the time about the legacy we wanted to leave, and it’s honestly just that – you hope the music stands up over time. This is the first opportunity we’ve had to run it up a new flagpole…and it really flies.”
“They’re making their own music,” Kix Brooks adds about the Reboot guest list. “But just like we did, they still remember and respect the music they grew up with. It makes you feel good that these acts were inspired by us in some small way.”
The new album will be duo’s first studio album since 2007’s Cowboy Town. The superstar duo called it “quits” back in 2009 following a tour and a two disc compilation album. They’ve each released their own projects and then reunited for a Las Vegas residency with Reba McEntire in 2015 that continues with six dates this summer at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas has been named the longest running country music residency at the venue.
The reunion had been teased all week on social media by Combs and Dunn. Combs shared a pic of himself on stage wearing a B&D shirt with the caption, “The #Reboot is coming. @BrooksandDunn.” Dunn shared the image captioning, “#Reboot… coming soon…. RD.”
The duo also shared “Reboot is coming” with a pic of an audio console.
B&D have also been tapped as Battles Advisors on Season 16 of NBC’s The Voice. They join Team Blake on the upcoming season, E! News first revealed. The Voice returns Monday, February 25th at 8 pm ET/PT on NBC.