Why Brooks & Dunn Doubted They Would Ever Be Successful

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Country music fans know Brooks & Dunn as one of the most legendary country music duos of all time. In a recent podcast interview, the pair shared their awe at how well their partnership worked out.


Both men had record deals, but their solo careers never took off the way they’d hoped. A record label exec suggested the two come together and try working as a duo, and the rest was history.


Of their pairing, Brooks said, “We were both pretty skeptical of the idea. We were both grown men, had kind of been around the Nashville block more than once. We both had kind of record deals that didn’t pan out to be much and so when he suggested we write some songs together, we both know enough about how things go around that you got nothing to lose.”

The star went on to say he couldn’t believe that the two quickly started churning out number one hits.


Of the time just after their success began to take off, Brooks said, “Next thing we know we’re like, ‘This didn’t make any sense at all, just never should have worked.'”

It’s safe to say that country music fans across the country are thankful for the music exec who saw promise in these two stars.

Watch this amazing video below from their collaborations on CMT Crossroads as part of their Reboot album.

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