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Brooks sets September for solo release

Thursday, July 5, 2012 – Kix Brooks will release his solo Arista Nashville debut album, "New To This Town," on Sept 11.

The 12-song collection, with 9 co-written by Brooks, was produced by Brooks with Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts co-producing the title track.

"I made an album that really is close to my heart, and it's a whole lot of fun," Brooks said. "For the most part, the music's just...it's kind of fun and games and hangin' it out there and thinkin' about gettin' back in a lot of those clubs and festivals and gettin' to play again. It's like, you know, people come to enjoy themselves, and I think this album in a lot of ways is about that."

Songs on the CD are:

1. New To This Town (Featuring Joe Walsh)

2. Moonshine Road

3. Bring It On Home

4. There's The Sun

5. Complete 360

6. My Baby

7. Tattoo

8. In The Right Place

9. Next To That Woman

10. Let's Do This Thing

11. Closin' Time At Home

12. She Knew I Was A Cowboy

Brooks will make his debut as a solo performer on the Grand Ole Opry on July 10.

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