This year continues to be bittersweet for Brooks & Dunn fans, as they scramble to see the duo live for the final time during their Last Rodeo farewell tour, which kicks off in April. While fans are saddened by the news, the duo -- Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn -- are looking forward to the next chapter in their lives.

"We're both pretty much at peace with it," Kix tells CNN. "We both need to move on right now. We've really chased everything that we know how to chase musically as far as our stage shows. Neither one of us wanted to do this in the first place. We got put together and we said, 'What the heck? We'll give it a shot!' And the next thing you know, it's 20 years later."

Like the breakup of many high-profile artists, B&D fans are hoping the "never say never" phrase applies ... so that a reunion tour could happen sometime down the road.

"You gotta break up before you can get back together," Kix says with laughter. "And we're still working on that."

The Last Rodeo tour kicks off April 23 in California and runs through August. The duo will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award next week during the annual Country Radio Seminar industry event in Nashville. They'll also be honored next month at the T.J. Martell Honors Gala and again in April by the Academy of Country Music when they film a television special from Las Vegas, 'ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn - The Last Rodeo.' For all the tour dates on their farewell tour, click here.



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