Brooks & Dunn are riding high at the top of the Billboard Country Albums chart this week with Reboot, their first collaborative project in several years. Their last studio album, Cowboy Town, was released in 2007, and since then the guys have both pursued solo projects as well as playing numerous live concert dates in Las Vegas with their buddy Reba McEntire.
The Reboot project marks the first time Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn have been in the recording studio together in more than a decade, and it felt pretty good. In fact, Ronnie recently told reporters that he and Kix just might be open to recording another album together, despite what their manager advises. “I mentioned something to our manager. We were talking about going out and doing some shows. I said, 'Should we throw (in) a new song or two,' cause we write all time. We still write, and he just spun around and he goes, 'You go see Springsteen what do you go see? New stuff?' (Kix laughs) I'm not equating us to Springsteen but that was the analogy that he pulled out. 'Elton John, you want to hear Elton John's new stuff?' So that said, yeah, we're thinking about it (laughter). We didn't get here by following the rules (laughter).”
Reboot features 12 of Brooks & Dunn's biggest hits revisited alongside some of today's hottest rising stars including Luke Combs, Kane Brown, Brett Young, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett and Ashley McBryde, to name a few.