The Brooks and Dunn Break Up was profiled on the 2010 ACM. But the Brooks and Dunn break up came as a shock to fans in August 2009.
Tonight that break up and finale curtain is profiled in the first of two CBS specials. Says CBS and the ACM:
“In addition, the Academy will tape an all-star concert special, ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn – The Last Rodeo at the same location on Monday, April 19thto air later this year on CBS. Both shows are produced for television by d*** clark productions.”
“Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn, the best selling duo in the history of country music, will receive the Academy’s Milestone Award in recognition of their 20-year record-breaking career during a tribute concert special, ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn – The Last Rodeo. They will be honored for holding the record for the most wins of any artist in the Academy’s history with 26 awards in total, including three Entertainer of the Year awards. They will also be honored for holding the record for most Top Vocal Duo wins, with 15 awards, eight of which are consecutive from 2000-2007.”
In August 2010, the team announced their breakup.
“After 20 years of making music and riding this trail together, we have agreed as a duo that it’s time call it a day,” they said.
“This ride has been everything and more than we could ever have dreamed…. We owe it all to you, the fans. If you hear rumors, don’t believe them, it’s just time.”
To date Brooks and Dunn has sold 22.3 million albums in the U.S.