Ronnie Dunn Set to Release Solo Album on June 7
Ronnie Dunn is having no trouble standing alone from his former Brooks and Dunn name — his debut single, ‘Bleed Red,’ has been immensely successful on country radio. Now, Dunn will take the leap toward a full solo record, due out on June 7.
Dunn reportedly wears the producer hat on his forthcoming album, and penned eight of the twelve tracks — not including ‘Bleed Red,’ which the country legend says made him think of a U2 song initially.
So far, the U2 sound is proving to suit Dunn well. Following the 2010 split from his duo of 20 years, Brooks and Dunn, the 57-year-old Texas native is set to headline the ACM Concerts at Freemont Street Experience with Sara Evans, as well as three Taste of Country concerts as a solo artist.
Even though he has been dubbed one-half of a two-piece since 1990, Dunn actually kicked off his country music career by himself. In the ’80s, he had two small hits on Churchill/MCA Records: ‘It’s Written All Over Your Face,’ and ‘She Put the Sad in All His Songs.’
Dunn will perform ‘Bleed Red’ solo at the ACM Awards on April 3.