Ronnie Gene Dunn
- Category : Entertain-Music-Instrumentalist
- Type : GP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Quadruple Split (7,10,13,14,21,27,34,54)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Identification 1
American musician, country-western singer in a duo, Brooks and Dunn. The two teamed up in 1991 as a pair of rowdy, good natured country rockers. Their debut release, "Brand New Man," 1991, was the most successful debut album every released in country music, going multi-platinum. Kix Brooks was born as Leon Eric, 5/12/1956, Shreveport, LA.
Dunn was thrown out of Christian college for performing in honky-tonk clubs. He moved to Tulsa where he formed a band and recorded. He and Brooks were both trying to land solo deals in 1990 when they were introduced to each other by a rep from Fiesta Records. They clicked, creating a formidable combo. Dunn is less flamboyant but his vocal intensity matches Brook's manic leaps, duck walks and impassioned guitar.
Their second album, "Hard Working Man," 1993, also went platinum.