Brooks and Dunn ended their long and successful ride as a duo in 2010 and now we are getting to hear some chatter between the two about the end of Brooks and Dunn which seems to have Dunn pointing to the beginning of Brooks radio career. Taste of Country reported on Nov. 1, 2013 that Brooks responded to comments that Dunn had made on his Facebook page.
Dunn posted a question to his Facebook friends asking “Will you do some trivia research for me? 1. The LAST Brooks and Dunn #1 was what song and what year? 2. What year did Kix take over American Country Countdown? RD” The question seemed to point the finger at the year 2005 which was right before Brooks began his new gig as the radio host of “Kickin’ It With Kix.”
Taste of Country posted Brooks lengthy response to Dunn’s Facebook post which included “This one really makes me sad pard – whatever you’ve got going on with your attack on Radio now is certainly your business, but when someone said you’d implied that my hosting ACC had something to do with any lack of BnD success at Radio i didn’t believe it.”
Brooks continued by saying “i sat down with you and asked you what you thought, and said i would never do it if you thought there was any chance it would not be good for us – you encouraged me to do so – it’s been really fun for me – today our dear friend Reba called to congratulate me on winning the National Air Personality award – i was so excited, and then i read this.”
Brooks added “i cherish the years we made music and ran the road together -thanks to these fans we certainly got to live the dream.” Brooks said “I’ve always admired your singing, and I think you’ve always been admired for being one of the best — not sure what all this is about — wish all our fans the best — this music was for you — thanks for the ride — let’s take a break on the hate.”
Dunn’s response was “This is about the competitive environment of conglomerated radio … nothing negative about the guy in the cowboy hat. ‘Play Something Country’ was the last #1 B&D had. Kix taking over the countdown on a major conglomerate’s network in a highly competitive environment was the beginning of the end for B&D.”