07 June 2001
Brooks and Dunn set a new record in their decade-long career by logging six weeks at #1 with "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You." The song appears on the duo's new album "Steers and Stripes," which recently debuted at Number One on the Country albums chart.
Brooks and Dunn's success began in 1991, with their first album "Brand New Man." The collection stayed on Billboard's Country Albums chart for more than five years. It remains the best-selling album by a Country duo in music history. During the past 10 years, Brooks and Dunn have won numerous industry awards. Their trophies include three Entertainer of the Year honors from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.
Disappointing sales of Brooks and Dunn's last album, "Tight Rope," made the duo realize that they had to come up with something fresh for their new CD. They took time to choose quality songs, and turned to Mark Wright to produce the album. Wright has guided the success of Clint Black, Lee Ann Womack and others. Guests on Brooks and Dunn's new album include Kim Richey and superstar Trisha Yearwood.
Brooks and Dunn are living the lyrics of the song "Go West" as they promote "Steers and Stripes" on their "Neon Circus and Wild West" tour. Twelve trucks, eight buses and a crew of 40 travel to each city, where concerts feature a multi-level stage with high-tech video screens, confetti cannons, and even some circus acts like clowns, fire breathers and knife jugglers. Also performing on the 60-city outing are Toby Keith, Montgomery Gentry and Australian singer-songwriter Keith Urban.
Brooks and Dunn open each of the shows with the lead track from their new album. Set for release as the duo's next single, it's called "Only In America."