March 12

Brooks & Dunn and Lanco Team Up for a Remake of Classic Hit

The country music band Lanco joined the list of mainstream country artists featured on the upcoming album of country duo Brooks & Dunn, Reboot. Their collaboration resulted in a cover version of their 1996 hit “Mama Don’t Get Dressed Up for Nothing.”

Brooks & Dunn’s Original Recording

The duo first released “Mama Don’t Get Dressed Up for Nothing,” which they co-wrote with Don Cook, in September 1996. It was the third single from their CD Borderline and their first to miss the US Top 10. The song peaked at No. 13 on Billboard Hot Country Songs chart while it was a No. 8 hit in Canada.    

The duo, consisting of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, was among the celebrated artists in country music. Since their foundation as singing partners in 1991, they recorded more than 10 albums, released 50 singles, and scored 20 top hits on the country chart. Songs like “My Maria,” “Ain’t Nothing ‘bout You,” and “Brand New Man” are among the records that earned them a No. 1. They have also won numerous accolades from various music organizations.

Brooks & Dunn, Mama Don't Get Dressed Up for Nothing, Lanco, Reboot
Photo credit: Brooks & Dunn Official Facebook Page

The Greatest Legacy and Reunion Album

The album Reboot will be Brooks & Dunn’s first release in more than two decades. Their last record, Cowboy Town, was released way back in 2007, two years before they parted ways. With that said, the album is their reunion project. The all-star cast album is expected to drop on April 5.   

Brooks & Dunn, Mama Don;t Get Dressed Up for Nothing, Lanco, Reboot
Photo credit: Brooks & Dunn Official Facebook Page

Prior to their team up with Lanco, the multi-awarded duo had previously released singles featuring other artists like Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Kacey Musgraves, and Thomas Rhett, among others. The album comprises of 12 collaboration tracks all in all.

Both Ronnie and Kix have expressed how impressed they are with the resulting album and their guests.

“This whole experience has been humbling to say the least,” says Ronnie Dunn. “What a cool rush to hear somebody do one of your tunes in a unique way, and it still holds up. That’s the greatest compliment you can get as an artist. People used to ask us all the time about the legacy we wanted to leave, and it’s honestly just that—you hope the music stands up over time. This is the first opportunity we’ve had to run it up a new flagpole . . . and it really flies.”

For his part, Kix appreciated the distinct music that each of their guests has contributed to the album.

“They’re making their own music,” says Kix Brooks about the Reboot guest list. “But just like we did, they still remember and respect the music they grew up with. It makes you feel good that these acts were inspired by us in some small way.”


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