Toyota has created the ultimate truck for the ultimate Brooks & Dunn fan. The Toyota Midnight Rider Tundra Tailgater pickup truck has debuted as THE tribute truck for country legends Brooks & Dunn. First, the truck’s bed folds out to reveal a complete tailgating station with countertops, a BBQ, an ice chest and even a draft beer tap. And, of course, an external audio system and a 42-inch flat screen TV. But the modifications don’t stop there, with this Tailgating machine receiving a long list of toys, ranging from fender flares and a 3-inch lift kit, to a set of 20-inch Mickey Thompson “Classic look” wheels and 35-inch tires. There are also some particularly gaudy western silver door handles as well as a bronze cast and chrome plated Brooks and Dunn steer’s skull logo. Visit Toyota Tundra for more info For more pix, click hereCountry Music Photo Gallery
Brooks & Dunn are scheduled to appear on the newest episode of CMT’s “Invitation Only” on Friday, October 30th at 10p (ET). The show was filmed just a couple short days after the duo announced their split. Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn will perform some of their biggest hits and answer questions from the audience in the one-hour special. For more info, visit www.CMT.com.
Brooks & Dunn release their supposed final album today: #1’s and Then Some Hot on the heels of announcing their breakup, Brooks & Dunn’s last studio release hits store shelves. #1’s…And Then Some is a 2-disc collection of a total 30 tracks covering the entire span of the duo’s chart-topping career. Fans will also be treated with two original songs, and some classic hits. Additional tracks include ‘Neon Moon’ and ‘That Ain’t No Way to Go’ to their anthemic ‘Only In America,’ ‘Red Dirt Road,’ ‘Play Something Country,’ and many more, including their ACM and CMA Song of the Year winner, ‘Believe.’Country Music Photo Gallery
Brooks and Dunn have posted an announcement on their site stating “It’s time to call it a day”. That’s right, Brooks & Dunn have officially announced the end of a 20 year chart dominating reign on country music. B&D posted on their own website: To Our Fans: 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. 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. We will release our #1’s and then some” on September 8th and bid you farewell one last time in 2010, with The Last Rodeo Tour…(dates to be announced). I have to say that I am saddened, much like a child who finds out their parents are divorcing. Brooks & Dunn’s songs were the soundtrack of my life for many, MANY years, and they are a duo which has set the bar that all other male duos will have to reach to call themselves successful. I wish them the very best in their future bush wish even more that they would continue to make the music we love so much! Fans can see the duo perform together one last time as they embark on the Brooks and Dunn Last Rodeo Tour, which currently has dates booked through the summer of 2010.Country Music Photo Gallery
Brooks & Dunn’s Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn plan to release solo albums in the near future, but that is not an indication that the award-winning duo is breaking up. “In the contract we are signing right now . . . we are allowed to release solo projects,” Ronnie tells Nashville’s daily newspaper The Tennessean. “That does not in any way mean the franchise is in danger.” Brooks & Dunn will be releasing their new CD, “Cowboy Town“, Oct. 2. ~Courtesy of Country Weekly Country Music Photo Gallery