It’s not quite the full reunion that Brooks & Dunn fans may be longing for, but the iconic country duo reunites on Ronnie Dunn’s forthcoming single, “Damn Drunk.”
The song, Dunn’s second release as a Nash Icon signee (following “Ain’t No Trucks in Texas“), features the vocals of Kix Brooks. “He asked me to sing on it,” says Brooks, and, adds Dunn, “Kix was gracious enough to do that.” Dunn shot the video in New Mexico a few days ago, but, as Brooks jokes, “He wasn’t so gracious as to ask me to be in the video.”
That’s as likely an audio reunion as fans can expect for now, but the duo continues to pair up for their periodic “Together in Vegas” dates with Reba McEntire at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Their residency began in June 2015 — following a five-year hiatus — and even though the initial two-year deal isn’t even half through, Dunn notes the duo has already re-upped for a longer stay.
“It’s already turned into a much more lucrative and longer deal than we ever thought,” he says. “If it’s fun, we’ll keep doing it,” Brooks chimes in. “It’s a change to sing those songs again in the best of conditions. It’s the best situation.” Dunn agrees: “I think it’s the ultimate job in show business. Lucky us.”