Ay, yi yi! I sure didn't see this one coming. In fact, I was looking forward to a nice, pleasant week listening to George Strait's new album. And what do I get?
Out of the clear blue sky, Brooks & Dunn have announced that they plan to "call it a day" after two decades of phenomenal (to say the least) success. To the honky-tonk music fan, this is sort of like--well, McDonalds suddenly announcing they won't serve Big Macs anymore. This pair is nothing short of otherworldly in terms of success: My personal favorite stat is their CMA Vocal Duo of The Year winning streak from 1992-2006 (save one year, 2000). These guys are the Simon & Garfunkel of country, and their proposed breakup marks a very sad day for the genre indeed.
Fans across the Internet have been buzzing, with mostly shocked comments in response to the news--"Noooooooo!" seems to be by far the most common sentiment on Twitter, with the joke "Brooks & Dunn are splitting up. I wonder who'll get custody of the state fairRead More »from Brooks & Dunn: All Done, But Still Fun