Brooks and Dunn, who will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in October, devastated many country fans when they announced, almost 10 years ago, that they were going solo and leaving their joint music career behind them. During that time, the guys spent time recording solo projects and getting to do things they could not do while constantly performing.
Ronnie Dunn said that he "learned how to take orders from my wife, not that I never did." He also said that he learned "how to sit for extended periods of time and go 'I understand, honey, yes. I'm listening.'" All kidding aside, Kix Brooks said that the extended hiatus "was a good break for both of us, you know?" He added that the duo went "twenty years without stopping," and that there was really no time for themselves.
The duo will be releasing a new album called "Reboot" and are humbled that they will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. They never believed that they would achieve that honor. But they will, along with Ray Stevens and Jerry Bradley, come this October. Not bad for a couple of country boys who have stood the test of time!