18 CMA Winners Featured on New Country Dance Video Game

Pull on your cowboy boots and grab some friends – it’s time to dance! Joining the video game dance craze is Country Dance, a new game from GameMill Entertainment made with country fans in mind. Country Dance features songs from more than 25 of country’s biggest artists, including Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, [...] Read More

18 CMA Winners Featured on New Country Dance Video Game

Pull on your cowboy boots and grab some friends – it’s time to dance! Joining the video game dance craze is Country Dance, a new game from GameMill Entertainment made with country fans in mind. Country Dance features songs from more than 25 of country’s biggest artists, including Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, [...] Read More

2010 Rewind: No. 5 — Brooks & Dunn Break Up

When they first came to national attention with “Brand New Man” in 1991, Brooks & Dunn were an unlikely combo — a couple of guys who moved to Nashville with dreams of becoming solo performers who were sort of glued together by a Music Row executive. By the time Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn wound it down with the Last Rodeo Tour in 2010, they had become the most commercially successful duo in country music history — better known than Country Music Hall of Famers the Louvin Brothers with more hits than Hall of Famers the Everly Brothers. The Brooks & Dunn breakup ranks No. 5 as GAC counts down the dozen top stories of the past year. Read More

Steel Magnolia Takes Cues from the Past

The duo Steel Magnolia took its name from a 20-year-old movie featuring a country legend, Dolly Parton. But when the couple — Joshua Scott Jones and Meghan Linsey — scored a nomination at this year’s Country Music Association Awards, it linked Steel Magnolia with another history-making act, Brooks & Dunn. Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn called it quits this year on a career that saw them win the CMA’s Vocal Duo of the Year award an astonishing 14 times. Read More

Brooks & Dunn Wave Goodbye

When they announced the Nashville finale for the Last Rodeo, Brooks & Dunn hinted that it would have a superstar lineup as they gave all the proceeds from their end-of-the-road concert to the Country Music Hall of Fame, located across the intersection from the Bridgestone Arena. But when the last chord rang out and the lights went up on the sold-out auditorium at Thursday’s last-ever Brooks & Dunn show, you could count the extra artists who showed up on two fingers: Tyler Dickerson, who turned in a solid six-song opening set that sounded more mature than his chronological age — 16 — would suggest; and Reba McEntire, who kicked into gear for the last chorus of “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” a little more than half-way into B&D’s two-hour farewell. Without the fanfare, it felt oddly like a regular Brooks & Dunn show. Kix Brooks broke into a bittersweet smile and doffed his cowboy hat at the end of the aptly titled “You’re Gonna Miss Me (When I’m Gone).” It looked on the video screen as if perhaps, just maybe, he was tearing up, but you couldn’t be certain. Read More