As the history of country music can tell, no other duo has ever been at the level of Brooks & Dunn. With a significant number of accolades listed on their name, Brooks & Dunn has managed to be country music’s most accomplished duo. To be specific, they have already amassed 20 number one singles and 19 Top 10 hits. Indeed, their songs have defined country music in the 1990s and 2000s.
Hence, when Brooks & Dunn decided to part ways as solo performers, the Academy of Country Music rendered an event to celebrate the glory days of the duo in a big way. The academy then staged a night of talent and performance honoring the duo’s colorful career that left a mark in the history of country music.
One of the invited tribute artists was another duo with the name Sugarland. Its lead vocalist, Jennifer Nettles, got to perform “Red Dirt Road,” one of Brooks & Dunn’s hits.
“Red Dirt Road”
Released in April 2003, “Red Dirt Road” clinched the top spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. At the same time, it placed no. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100. This song then defined Brooks & Dunn’s career in that year giving them another chart-topper in addition to their list of accolades.
Sugarland Honors Brooks & Dunn
In a night full of amazing artists and great talents, Sugarland did not fail to impress the audience especially Brooks & Dunn. Before the ecstatic performance, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush narrated how “Red Dirt Road” performance came to be.
Brooks & Dunn came up with the song by passing a cocktail napkin with lyrics to one another. As Bush explained further, since he and Nettles like to pen their songs, they decided to play a song Brooks & Dunn wrote together.
With great passion, Nettles then took the microphone and sang the main vocals. Bush then entered with the amazing harmonies that made the performance even more heartwarming especially to Brooks & Dunn.
Watch Sugarland deliver an outstanding cover of Brooks & Dunn’s “Red Dirt Road:”
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