Kix Brooks will release his first Arista Nashville solo single, “New To This Town” (featuring Joe Walsh) to radio on March 19. After spending twenty years as one half of +Brooks & Dunn, the most successful duo in country music history, Kix is heading in his own direction.
“It’s a freedom of sorts,” shares Kix about Brooks & Dunn coming to an end. “It’s not a bitter freedom by any means, just sort of a ‘well that was fun, now what?’ Sort of like being at a theme park and looking around after riding the same roller coaster you finally say, ‘Ok I think I’ll try that one over there!’”
Kix’s ‘new ride’ begins with his first solo single on Arista Nashville, “New To This Town” (featuring Joe Walsh), co-written by Brooks, and longtime friends Marv Green (Brooks & Dunn’s “Proud of The House We Built”) and Terry McBride (Brooks & Dunn hits “If You See Him/If You See Her and “Play Something Country.”)
“It paints the powerful emotion we’ve all known, of lost love and the uncomfortable situation of running in to that person again.” Kix says that “after a couple phone calls, and the sending of a music file across the internet, the man himself put his stamp on ‘New To This Town’ like only Joe Walsh could!”
Brooks & Dunn is the most successful duo in country music having sold more than 30 million albums, released 23 No. 1 singles, and winning 80 major industry awards including becoming the most awarded act in ACM history.