Sept. 3, 2009 — It still feels funky saying it, but Brooks & Dunn will be splitting up with their final tour in 2010. A retrospective album is on the way next week, and Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn are at work now putting their farewell plans together.
"We're gonna try and wrap this thing up next year as cool as we can," Kix told the national radio show GAC Nights: Live From Nashville. "We're right now tryin' to come up with a great set, a great look — we're gonna try and make everything sound [great] and come up with songs we haven't played in years. I don't know, it'll be neat to see. I'm excited about puttin' somethin' together that'll be great and different and a great way to say goodbye for next year."
The album, #1s and then some, houses 30 tracks on two CDs, including such B&D staples as "Boot Scootin' Boogie," "Brand New Man," "Only=2 0In America," "Neon Moon" and "Red Dirt Road." With nearly 20 years of hit-making under their belts, Kix and Ronnie their success as a duo certainly affords them opportunities to do their own albums.
Brooks & Dunn "has been a big part of our lives," Kix said. "But at the same time, we're not dead, and we've both got lots of stuff goin' on and we'll both be making music down the road."
The road leads to New York on Tuesday. They'll perform "Believe" with the Boys Choir of Harlem on NBC's "Today" show the same day the album is released.