Celebrate the Heart of Country, Americana, and Roots Music!

Drop Us A Line, Y'all

Y'all interested in advertising, partnering up, contributing stories, joining our team, or just got a question? Well, don't be shy, drop us a line!

Follow Us

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.”

Latest Stories

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2024

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title:Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2024Festival Duration:June 20-23, 2024Venue:Telluride Town Park in Telluride, ColoradoPerformers Include:Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Sam Bush Band, The Infamous Stingdusters, Charley Crockett, and moreTicket Information:Get ...

Buckeye Country Superfest 2024

Buckeye Country Superfest 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title:Buckeye Country Superfest 2024Festival Duration:June 22-23, 2024Venue:Ohio Stadium, in Columbus, OhioPerformers Include:Zach Bryan and moreTicket Information:Get Your Tickets Here Due to overwhelming demand, Buckeye Country Superfest 2024 will be ...

Glastonbury Festival 2024

Glastonbury Festival 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title:Glastonbury Festival 2024Festival Duration:June 26-30, 2024Venue:Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, EnglandPerformers Include:Dua Lipa, Coldplay, SZA, Shania Twain, and moreTicket Information:SOLD OUT The annual Glastonbury Festival is ready to welcome ...

Reba McEntire + No U In Oklahoma

Reba McEntire’s Single “No U in Oklahoma” Should’ve Been More Popular

Listening to “No U in Oklahoma” by Reba McEntire is like finding a hidden treasure. It may not be a popular classic, but the fun and funky country beat of ...

Red Wing Roots Festival 2024

Red Wing Roots Festival 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title:Red Wing XI Roots Music Festival 2024Festival Duration:June 21-23, 2024Venue:Natural Chimneys Park in Mount Solon, VirginiaPerformers Include:Kurt Vile & The Violators, Bonny Light Horseman, and moreTicket Information:Get Your Tickets ...

Barefoot Country Music Festival 2024

Barefoot Country Music Festival 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title:Barefoot Country Music Fest 2024Festival Duration:June 20-23, 2024Venue:On The Beach of Wildwood, New JerseyPerformers Include:Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Kane Brown, Old Dominion, and moreTicket Information:Get Your Tickets Here Come ...

Country Jam Colorado 2024

Country Jam Colorado 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title:Country Jam Colorado Music Festival 2024Festival Duration:June 20-22, 2024Venue:Jam Ranch in Grand Junction, ColoradoPerformers Include:Parker McCollum, Jelly Roll, Thomas Rhett and moreTicket Information:Get Your Tickets Here Since 1992, Country ...

Keith Urban Still Tries to 'Impress' Wife Nicole Kidman with His Concerts

Keith Urban Always Aims to Impress Wife Nicole Kidman Onstage

To anyone who said love is dead hasn’t surely met Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman. The longtime couple of almost 18 years –with two kids, Sunday and Faith – is ...

Martina McBride + God's Will

Martina McBride’s “God’s Will” is a Message of Hope

Released in November 2004, “God’s Will” is a faith-filled country song that will lift up your spirits. Martina McBride’s chart-topping songs such as “A Broken Wing” and “Wrong Again” have ...

The Lumineers + Cleopatra

Unravel a Nostalgic Feeling with The Lumineers’ “Cleopatra”

Written by Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, The Lumineers’ “Cleopatra” is a notable record for its raw and acoustic sound. Released on March 25, 2016, the song was a track ...

Leave a Comment

For security, use of Google's reCAPTCHA service is required which is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.