Monday, June 20, 2011
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Ronnie Dunn
Most country music fans should be familiar with Ronnie Dunn as half of the very successful duo Brooks & Dunn. Bleed Red is the first single from Dunn's debut solo album. He was born June 1, 1953 in Coleman, TX. He was a psychology major at Abilene Christian in 1975 with the intention of becoming a Baptist preacher and was playing bass and singing in Abilene clubs on the side. The school gave him the choice of quitting the band or leaving school. He left school and moved to Tulsa. What a lot of fans may not know is that Dunn had a solo contract with MCA Records and recorded three unsuccessful singles in 1983. In 1989, Dunn won a Nashville recording session in a Marlboro sponsored talent contest. This led to Arista executive Tim Dubois pairing Dunn with Kix Brooks. Brooks & Dunn were very successful through the 90s. But they announced their split in August 2009. In late 2010, Dunn announced that he was working on a solo album. Bleed Red was the first single and reached #10 on the Country Singles chart. The album was released a couple of weeks ago and has already topped the Country Album chart. Bleed Red was written by veteran Nashville songwriters Andrew Dorff and Tommy Lee James who have written plenty of songs. Dunn did write a few songs on the album and also produced. Kix Brooks hasn't said anything about his future but Bleed Red is a good start for Ronnie Dunn's Solo career. Here's the video for Bleed Red by Ronnie Dunn.