Ronnie Dunn Opens Up About How Brooks & Dunn Music May Be Considered Vintage Now

by Matthew Wilson
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Brooks & Dunn have gone vintage. Musician Ronnie Dunn discusses the lasting power of the band and how their memorabilia is now vintage.

The common definition of vintage is an item or piece of clothing that’s 20 years or older. While for some, the 1990s may feel like only a blink away. It’s actually been 20 plus years since that decade and all of its country music. Many of those once hits can now be considered classics.

The thought of growing old, especially in the industry, is a little frightening to Dunn. But he’s also happy that the band lasted so long and is still relevant today.

“I don’t go there, I don’t let myself go there. I might feel old, and I am old,” Dunn told Bobby Bones. “But I’m good with it. I’m glad I stuck around long enough. People would go what do you want to happen at the end of the day with the music, with this Brooks & Dunn thing? We would go we just want it to be around for a long time. It’s kind of getting there.”

Fortunately for Dunn, the band still has several decades before its memorabilia is considered antique. That category is usually reserved for centurions and items over 100 years old. The singer would probably be happy for his band to still be discussed a century into the future. Brooks & Dunn first got their start all the way back in 1990, and they been mainstays in the industry ever since.

Ronnie Dunn Owns a Large Drum

As for what is Dunn’s favorite piece of memorabilia, Dunn is holding onto a large drum. The drum is from the duo’s tour The Last Rodeo, which they performed in 2010. At the time, the tour was to close out their touring career together with one final showing.

“We toured for a couple of years with ZZ Top, and they always had the coolest drums and crazy stage stuff,” Dunn said. “And Billy Gibbons turned me onto the guy in Texas who makes all their drums. So it’s a big steer-head that moves back and forth and blows smoke out of his nose.”

Currently, Dunn keeps the drum in his barn as part of the decor. The singer had turned his barn into a recording studio where he could go and work on his music.

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