Remember Ronnie Dunn’s Very First Solo Songs? [Watch]
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Plenty has changed for Ronnie Dunn over the years — but his voice hasn’t. When he released his first single in 1984, he looked a lot different than he would later as half of Brooks and Dunn. He donned a black leather jacket with the sleeves rolled up and a bright red shirt with matching boots. Dunn had a significant amount of facial hair — much more than he would later — and his long locks resemble an early Blake Shelton mullet.
“He’s got a brand new record out,” the announcer says as he introduces Dunn to perform in the above video. “He’s got a great tune here, folks. He’s here giving his time.”
Dunn’s look may have changed but his signature sound shines through for his 1984 performance of the Alabama song ‘She Put The Sad In All His Songs.’ Dunn sang the song on what appears to be a telethon for children and dedicated the song to his niece who was born with spina bifida.
“I have something I’d like to say to one special kid,” he says after his performance. “My niece, Natalie, that’s in Disney World today. She’s five-years-old and was born with spina bifida. If there’s something I can do by singing a song on TV then more power to her.”
‘She Put the Sad in All His Songs’ was actually his second single, after ‘It’s Written All Over Your Face.’ Both barely cracked the country airplay charts.