For his new single “Damn Drunk,” Ronnie Dunn furthered his reunion with Kix Brooks. At least a little bit.
The iconic country-music duo reunited in 2015 for a successful, ongoing Las Vegas show with Reba McEntire, but “Damn Drunk” takes them off the stage and into the studio. Released today, the song features Dunn on lead vocals, with Brooks adding harmony.
But Dunn cautions not to read too much into it. Brooks just liked the song and wanted to help out. “He said, ‘Let me sing a harmony part on it.’ I said, ‘Are you kidding me?'” recalls Dunn. “So I said, ‘Alright, come on in. Let’s give it a shot.’ It’s that simple. There is no grand scheme to anything.”
Written by Liz Hengber, Alex Kline and Ben Stennis, “Damn Drunk” is the first release off Dunn’s untitled forthcoming new album, which also includes a reunion with McEntire. The two scored a huge hit in 2008 with “Cowgirls Don’t Cry.” This time, they duet on “Still Feels Like Mexico.”
“It’s about going to the beach and staying at a cheap motel and partying, like everybody does in Cancun,” says Dunn, who adds it’s not a spring break song, but rather one of nostalgia. “It’s two people reminiscing, looking back at what it was like.”
“Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas” returns to Caesars Palace for another run of shows beginning November 30th.