Brooks & Dunn announced Nashville’s best kept secret today with the news that their forthcoming collaboration project Reboot will be available April 5.
Brooks & Dunn hit the studio for the first time together since 2007 joined by a cast of country’s hottest rising talent to remake 12 Brooks & Dunn hits. Luke Combs, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, LANCO, Ashley McBryde, Brothers Osborne, Midland, Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi, Tyler Booth and Kacey Musgraves call the shots on the all-new arrangements of face-to-face collaborations with Brooks & Dunn.
“Brooks & Dunn’s music absolutely had a tremendous impact on me,” said Luke Combs. “To me, they invented that foot stomping, driving sound. And it’s so cool that this has turned into such an awesome album, with artists that actually grew up listening to Brooks & Dunn. Their music was so influential to us that having the chance to come in and bounce ideas off the guys and sing with them in the studio was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Combs has always been a huge Brooks & Dunn fan and he showed it last night when he posted to Instagram a picture of himself on stage wearing a Brooks & Dunn t-shirt to tease his new cover with the duo of 1991’s “Brand New Man.”
Also released to radio last night was Kane Brown and Brooks & Dunn’s version of the duo’s 2005 hit “Believe.” “I’ve never really sung in the studio with someone else, especially not with someone whose voice is as good as Ronnie’s,” said Kane Brown. “For him to be looking at me on the other side of the glass, and both of us singing, it was just awesome. It felt like we just got comfortable around each other, so we were really able to kill it.”
“This whole experience has been humbling to say the least. What a cool rush to hear somebody do one of your tunes in a unique way, and it still holds up,” said Ronnie Dunn. “That’s the greatest compliment you can get as an artist. People used to ask us all the time about the legacy we wanted to leave, and it’s honestly just that – you hope the music stands up over time. This is the first opportunity we’ve had to run it up a new flagpole…and it really flies.”
Meanwhile, Brooks & Dunn were just announced as Battle Advisers on Team Blake on NBC’s The Voice this season.