Ronnie Dunn Drops Hints About Brooks & Dunn Reunion, Signing to Nash Icon Music
Dunn started dropping hints about the new deal on his Facebook page, posting a picture of himself wearing a 'NASHCHETTA' baseball cap, a reference to the new Nash Icon Music label, which is part of the Big Machine Label Group, run by Scott Borchetta.
"Got my new company cap yesterday," he writes under the picture. "NASHIcon / NASHChetta / Big Machine. Thanks Narvel, Jim Weatherston, Scott Borchetta."
Dunn also replied to many of the comments from his loyal fans on the photo, saying that he had signed with Nash Icon Music and confirming that he was on the same label as Reba McEntire, the first artist signed by Nash Icon.
But it's another post from the 61-year-old, one day before his big announcement, that has country music fans even more excited.
"Talking to Kix," Dunn writes. "He's talkin' back."
Dunn was quick to add, "not saying reunion...," to his post, although he doesn't sound like he rules it out completely either. In subsequent replies to his hint, he says, "just simply sayin'," when someone presses for more details, also saying, "we rode our horses into the ground....the biz caught up got ugly," when someone asks what happened between the two of them.
The duo announced their split in 2009, after 20 years together, insisting the breakup was amicable. But in 2013, the two men seemed to rehash their differences in a series of posts on social media, with Dunn hinting that their split was at least partly due to Brooks taking over as host of American Country Countdown. But now, whatever grievances they have with each other seem to have been forgotten.
Regardless of whether Dunn's album is a solo or a duo release, the news seems official, although the label has yet to commented on his addition to their roster.
Dunn released his self-titled, debut solo album on Arista in 2011. The record soared to No. 1 and spawned three Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hit 'Bleed Red.' He released another album, 'Peace, Love and Country Music,' on his own Little Will-E Records earlier this year.