Trivia: Brooks & Dunn

  • Dunn has co-written songs for Wade Hayes, David Kersh and Reba McEntire (the single "I Keep On Loving You"). He has also sung guest vocals on singles by Lee Roy Parnell and Ashley Monroe.

  • Black Sheep Hit: Though mostly known for their honky-tonk sound, two of their biggest hits were a Latin-flavored cover of B.W. Stevenson's "My Maria" and the bombastic, pop-rock "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You".
  • Executive Meddling: Ronnie's post-B&D career on Arista came to a quick halt when he and Arista executives clashed over "Let the Cowboy Rock". They apparently felt that his asking fans on Facebook what the fourth single should be jeopardized the success of "Let the Cowboy Rock".
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: "Sunday Money", a tribute to Dale Earnhardt. It was originally performed at a 1993 awards banquet, and later released (with one verse removed) on a promotional disc sold at Mobil stations in 1998.
  • One-Hit Wonder: Post-split, Ronnie Dunn became this with his Top 10 hit "Bleed Red". Kix Brooks, on the other hand, was closer to No Hit Wonder.
  • Real-Life Relative: Dunn's daughter appears in the video for "Cowgirls Don't Cry" riding her Pony of the Americas, Bunny.
  • Reclusive Artist: There is very little on B & D's personal lives. It's known that Ronnie's been married to Janine Dunn for 20-plus years, but almost nothing is known about her besides that she co-wrote "I'll Never Forgive My Heart". It's also said that Kix and Ronnie rarely interacted outside their concerts, except to have a shot of whiskey together before each show.
  • The Red Stapler: "Boot Scootin' Boogie", a song about line-dancing, sparked a renewed interest in line-dancing that lasted well into the late 1990s. The craze even inspired another song which lampshaded the sudden increase Shenandoah's "If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)", which was inspired by a comment that one of the writers made after seeing a commercial for line-dancing lessons.
  • Throw It In: Possibly the case with "Lucky Me, Lonely You", which has multiple false starts.