10 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

When Brand New Man was released in 1991, few predicted that Brooks & Dunn would go on to become the most successful country duo of the modern era. Still, the success of their debut was well-earned. Since the 1970s Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn had worked the club circuits in Texas, Oklahoma and Nashville, playing in separate bands. Each was a seasoned veteran of honky tonk entertainment when Arista paired them up in 1990. The three big hits from their first album typify a roadhouse setlist. There’s the catchy singalong (“Brand New Man”), the tavern lament (“Neon Moon”) and the dance floor showstopper (“Boot Scootin’ Boogie”). The rest of the songs are rock solid, and Brooks & Dunn would go on to build a reputation for being straight shooters. While there are hints of the pop and rock influences that would make them superstars, Kix and Ronnie appear here as traditionalists with a deeply-honed understanding of their audience.

EDITORS’ NOTES

When Brand New Man was released in 1991, few predicted that Brooks & Dunn would go on to become the most successful country duo of the modern era. Still, the success of their debut was well-earned. Since the 1970s Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn had worked the club circuits in Texas, Oklahoma and Nashville, playing in separate bands. Each was a seasoned veteran of honky tonk entertainment when Arista paired them up in 1990. The three big hits from their first album typify a roadhouse setlist. There’s the catchy singalong (“Brand New Man”), the tavern lament (“Neon Moon”) and the dance floor showstopper (“Boot Scootin’ Boogie”). The rest of the songs are rock solid, and Brooks & Dunn would go on to build a reputation for being straight shooters. While there are hints of the pop and rock influences that would make them superstars, Kix and Ronnie appear here as traditionalists with a deeply-honed understanding of their audience.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Hackensack ,

Brooks and Dunn's finest effort!

This includes some of B&D's biggest hits like, "Boot Scootin' Boogie", "Neon Moon" and the title track. But the popular songs aren't the only diamonds here. Every song would make a worthy single! In particular, the last track. "Still in Love With You" stands out as one of Kix Brooks' finest performances and a hidden gem of country music from the early 90s. If you like toe tapping, Honky Tonkin' music from start to finish, Brand New Man is an album you should own.

Butterflly13 ,

A must have

If you like any type of country music you have for to add this one to your collection.

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