Duo share “Mama Don’t Get Dressed Up For Nothing” remake
The best-selling duo of all time Brooks & Dunn are continuing to preview their upcoming collaboration project Reboot out April 5th, as a new song available sees them team up with LANCO for the swagger-filled “Mama Don’t Get Dressed Up for Nothing.” LANCO’s Brandon Lancaster lays down his statement vocals alongside Brooks & Dunn, and offers a jangling new guitar lick on the track. Fans who pre-order the project will instantly receive the new song alongside “Brand New Man” with Luke Combs, “My Next Broken Heart” with Jon Pardi and “Believe” with Kane Brown ahead of its release.
“We really wanted to do this track because it personifies that classic Brooks & Dunn, iconic sound,” states LANCO frontman Brandon Lancaster. “With that famous guitar riff too, it just felt like the perfect fun song with the honky tonk feel and vibe that Brooks & Dunn put on the map. We’re proud to be a part of it.”
The duo also gave fans a sneak peek of another track on the impending release this past weekend, taking to the stage as surprise guests during Kacey Musgraves’ show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to join her on “Neon Moon.” Proving the songs on the project thrive in today’s world, Musgraves’ inspired take builds on a dramatic, pulsating synth.
Reboot will also see the duo team up with Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, Ashley McBryde, Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Midland, Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi, and Tyler Booth on 12 re-ignited versions of Brooks & Dunn’s biggest hits. The collection includes all-new arrangements of face-to-face collaborations ranging from edgy-rock intensity to heartbroken EDM, and from retro honky-tonk fun to the exposed nerves of a reflective acoustic ballad.
With 20 No. 1 hits stretching back to 1991, two Grammy awards, dozens of ACM and CMA honors and a discography counting more album sales than any country duo in history – regardless of genre – Brooks & Dunn’s influence on today’s country has never been in question. Hits like “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” “My Maria,” “Only in America,” and “Believe” have propelled the duo to more than 30 million albums sold, with the New York Times heralding “together they helped drive the power-country era of the early-to-mid 1990’s and continued to benefit from the sea change in the genre they helped initiate right through their most recent albums.” Their original “Merle Haggard meets The Rolling Stones” vibe made them progressive stars in their own right.
In 2014, the duo announced their reunion along with long-time friend, Reba McEntire, for a residency called Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, which received rave reviews and continues to be extended including more shows throughout this year. It was also just announced that a Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit on Brooks & Dunn will open August 9th. The museum’s exhibition will recall their early careers as solo artists and songwriters, the circumstances that united them as performers, and their innovative approach to stage production and touring.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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