Music Scene: Ronnie Dunn and other area shows set for Sept. 20–26
Ronnie Dunn, half of the multi-award winning country music duo Brooks and Dunn, will perform on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Colorado Mesa University’s Grand Mesa Quad.
Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn — Brooks and Dunn — played their last show as duo three years ago at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. During their 20-year partnership, the duo amassed “more than 30 millions albums sold, countless crowd-pleasing stadium and arena shows and multiple CMA Awards, ACM Awards, Grammys, CMT Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards,” according to ronniedunn.com.
Shortly after Brooks and Dunn called it quits, Dunn “called upon his skills as one music’s finest voices and storytellers to tell his own story in a way he’s never done before,” the website said.
He released a debut solo album in June 2011.
“When I started this album, right from the first song, every track that I wrote or co-wrote or picked was autobiographical in a way. I began with ‘Singer in a Cowboy Band’ — which is definitely a big part of my story — and we went on from there, and on and on,” Dunn wrote at the website. You can listen to songs from the 12-track self-titled album at ronniedunn.com.
Dunn’s most recent single, “Kiss You There,” leapt onto the country charts after its summer release.
After Saturday’s concert at CMU, the Texas native will travel to Denver to perform a show at Coors Field following the Colorado Rockies game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Gates to the CMU concert will open at 5 p.m. with opening band The Lost Trailers playing at 7 p.m. Tickets are free for students at the University Center. Tickets for the general public cost $20 and are available though TicketsWest.com, at Western Slope City Market stores and the University Center info desk.