Ronnie Dunn was born in Coleman, Texas to a hard living, truck driving, country music singing father and a conservative church going mother. Dunn navigated a winding road that led him from West Texas to New Mexico, Arkansas and Oklahoma and through thirteen schools in twelve years. Music was about the only constant in life.
In 1990 Dunn moved from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Nashville and was introduced by Arista Records label head, Tim Dubois, to Kix Brooks. They formed a partnership that catapulted them into the hearts and souls of country music fans everywhere. Since their initial pairing in 1990, Brooks & Dunn have been at the top of the country music singles charts 23 times with songs like “Brand New Man,” “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” “You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone,” “My Maria,” “Only In America” and “Red Dirt Road.” They are the industry's most award-winning duo and have been named Entertainers of the Year four times. Brooks & Dunn have claimed 20 Country Music Association Awards and 28 Academy of Country Music Awards; more than any other artist in ACM history. With their exceedingly popular tours and more than 30 million records sold, Brooks & Dunn dominated the music industry consistently through the fall of 2009, when they mutually decided to pursue solo careers. With a monumental farewell tour in 2010, The Last Rodeo Tour, Brooks and Dunn said goodbye to their fans as a duo and welcomed the new chapter of their careers as solo artists.
Dunn debuted his self-titled solo album in 2011, which yielded the Top 10 hit “Bleed Red,” Top 20 single “Cost of Livin’” and the up-tempo honkytonk anthem, “Let The Cowboy Rock.” In 2013, he released his latest single “Kiss You There” on his own Little Will-E Records label.
Ronnie Dunn has many accolades as an individual songwriter and artist. He has twice been named the BMI Country Songwriter of the Year and was dubbed the Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year in 1996. He was inducted into the Arkansas Music Hall of Fame in 2005, into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2006 and into the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2013. He has received 23 BMI Million Airplay Awards for songs written that have attained one million or more radio airplay status, and was voted the Gospel Songwriter of the Year by the Gospel Music Association in 2006 for his song Believe.