Ronnie Dunn evokes the solitary cowboy life and the lonesome American West in the new video for his song “Damn Drunk,” from his forthcoming album.
Though it’s a song about boundless (perhaps even addictive) love, the two characters in the video remain apart. Dunn plays the rambler, walking desolate stretches of road in the desert and camping outdoors on his journey. Opposite him is a woman stoically working on a ranch with her horses, though she breaks down in one scene as if anticipating the return of Dunn’s character. This is all set against a gorgeous backdrop of expansive sky and rock formations.
“Damn Drunk” also marks the first time Dunn has recorded with his former partner Kix Brooks since their split. Still, it’s a Dunn solo single and not a Brooks & Dunn offering.
“He said, ‘Let me sing a harmony part on it.’ I said, ‘Are you kidding me?'” Dunn tells Rolling Stone Country.
Dunn’s forthcoming solo album will also feature a duet with friend Reba McEntire, with whom he and Brooks will be performing in Las Vegas when their residency “Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas” returns for another round of shows.