Ronnie Dunn’s New Year’s Tradition: Blowing Up the Christmas Tree
While many people spend their New Year's Eve drinking champagne, watching the ball drop and coming up with resolutions, Ronnie Dunn has a very different tradition. The artist says he and his family round out the holiday season with a good old fashioned explosion: blowing up the Christmas tree.
Once the Christmas festivities are over, instead of politely disposing of the tree, the family watches it go down in flames.
"We take our Christmas tree down to the bonfire pit and we tie these mortar fireworks things to the limbs, and light it up, and everybody runs. And ya know, it blows up and explodes and catches on fire. Pretty funny stuff,” the singer reveals.
Dunn has wrapped up a run of his Vegas show this month alongside bandmate Kix Brooks and Reba McEntire and is now spending time at home for the holidays. The show, titled Reba, Brooks and Dunn: Together in Vegas, recently extended its December dates, as well as added several in May 2016.
The icon has also been busy giving back to military families alongside Country Outfitter and Folds of Honor, which provides educational support for spouses and children of wounded and fallen soldiers. Dunn is flying one special military family whose husband and father was killed while serving in Afghanistan out to Vegas to see the show, and they will also receive scholarships for their two daughters thanks to Folds of Honor.
Dunn released a new single titled “Ain't No Trucks in Texas” in late October, his first single off his upcoming record with Nash Icon.
Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn in Las Vegas