#1s ... and then some (Arista Nashville, 2009)
Brooks & Dunn
Reviewed by Jeffrey B. Remz
The new songs - both were released as singles - were Honky Tonk Stomp, featuring ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, and Indian Summer. The former is a rocking, bluesy affair with a heavy sound. There's some good picking in the denseness of the Ronnie Dunn-led vocals. On the latter, Kix Brooks adds emotion to the mid-tempo song about touchdowns and motel romance.
The rest contains such songs as Boot Scootin' Boogie, Neon Moon, My Maria andOnly in America. There are a slew of familiar songs, but if you have them already on other albums, no need. No liner notes educate listeners to require the investment. This comes off more as a marketing effort by the label to milk sales than be the definitive word about Brooks & Dunn's importance.
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