Kix Brooks Takes His Show on the Road
Kix Brooks will officially end his illustrious run as half of the legendary country duo, Brooks & Dunn, tonight, as he and partner Ronnie Dunn take the stage in Nashville for their very last show together. But tomorrow isn't the start of a long vacation for the singer/songwriter. Kix is getting ready to take his own show -- his radio show -- on the road, and hopes to find plenty of time to interact with his fans along the way.
Kix, who has been dividing his time between touring with Brooks & Dunn and hosting the nationally-syndicated American Country Countdown show, will now be able to focus more time on his radio gig, including making plans travel to a different radio affiliate each month. "I'm looking forward to taking our radio show on the road next year and spending more time with the local affiliates that broadcast American Country Countdown each weekend," he says. "This will be a fantastic opportunity to create some unique listener events and have direct contact with devoted Country music fans. The concert series will showcase several of our industry's top names and also introduce some of its rising stars."
In addition to broadcasting from one of the more than 350 stations that air the CMA Award winning show, Kix will also serve as master of ceremonies for concerts in six cities, including San Diego, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
Kix also enjoys spending his limited free time at his own vineyard, Arrington Vineyards, which is nestled on a beautiful piece of land just outside of Nashville. And while he may not have as much time to spend there as he would like, he says the free wine tasting and musical entertainment make it the perfect way for anyone to spend a relaxed evening. "It doesn't cost anything to come," he tells The Boot. "You can go to the tasting bar and it doesn't cost a nickel to taste our wines and see if there's anything you like. Obviously, once you do find something you like, you can buy the wine and then you can go outside and it's really fun to see everyone getting in this competition of who has the biggest table spread. People just bring really elaborate picnics and it's a great alternative instead of going to a restaurant and spending a bunch of money."
Both Kix and Ronnie are already rumored to be working on solo projects. Find out more about Kix's radio show, including his upcoming dates on the road, here.