Get ready to get down, turn around, go to town, scoot your boots and boogie, because Brooks and Dunn are back.
The smash ’90s country duo have announced plans to head out on the road for their first nationwide tour in a decade, and it includes a single Florida date: May 29 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. That’s the same venue Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn played during their farewell tour in 2010.
“So much for ‘we quit,’ huh?” Dunn said in a statement. “That horse that we were afraid of riding into the ground apparently didn’t share our sentiment ... he gotta fire in his belly raring to go another round or two."
Tickets to the show are expected to go on sale first as part of Live Nation’s 2020 Country Megaticket (just like Thomas Rhett, Lady Antebellum and Rascal Flatts), which is expected to be officially announced later this month.
Brooks and Dunn have kept busy in “retirement,” with solo projects and a Vegas residency to fill their time. Last fall they released Reboot, a collection of greatest hits re-recorded with other artists: Brand New Man with Luke Combs, Neon Moon with Kacey Musgraves, My Maria with Thomas Rhett and Boot Scootin’ Boogie with Midland. Those songs, plus Hillbilly Deluxe, Red Dirt Road, Play Something Country, Ain’t Nothing ’Bout You and other hits, established the duo as one of the top country acts of the ’90s.
In 2019, they were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, cementing their status as legends. With both members now in their mid-'60s, it seems they decided they’re not done writing their legacy just yet.