Ronnie Dunn has seen both sides of being a recording artist: The singer-songwriter, who spent 20 years as one-half of the award-winning duo Brooks & Dunn before launching his solo career in 2011, has released albums both on major labels (such as his eponymous record on Arista Nashville) and independently (such as Peace, Love and Country Music on his own Little Will-E Records). Now, as the 62-year-old prepares to release his first record on Nash Icon, he says that he has a new appreciation for the support of a major label.

“If you’re gonna be heard, you have to get on the radio,” Dunn tells Taste of Country. “The internet alone is not gonna do it.

“Unless you’re cool being a minstrel, hitchhiking from gig to gig,” Dunn jokes. “That’s fine, too; nothing wrong with that.”

Dunn recently released a music video for his new solo single, "Ain't No Trucks in Texas."

“We really wanted to do something simple and poignant,” Dunn explains. “Relationships are tough, and it is not always easy to express your feelings. This song signifies how it is easier to let a relationship end than tell someone how you really feel."

Dunn adds, "I haven’t been this excited about new music in a while. And I am definitely looking forward to performing [this song] live for fans.”

Dunn, Kix Brooks and Reba McEntire recently added more dates to their Las Vegas residency, Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas. Tickets for the shows, held at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, are available on the venue's website.

Download "Ain't No Trucks in Texas" on iTunes.

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