Country Music Hall of Famer Ronnie Dunn tweeted a throwback picture of him with his children. In the caption, he shares some sage life advice with his followers. “Life goes by fast, sing as loud as you can while you can.” That’s some sound advice from a good source.
These two are grown now with kids older than they were in this pic. Life goes by fast, sing as loud as you can while you can !! RD pic.twitter.com/wKGdqwogGG— RONNIE DUNN (@RonnieDunn) December 23, 2020
While Ronnie Dunn is known best for his musical career as part of the iconic 90s duo Brooks & Dunn, he is also a family man. He married his wife in 1990, the same year that the duo was formed. They have been together ever since. Not much else is known about their marriage.
Ronnie Dunn on His Oklahoma Roots
In an interview with Southern Living, Ronnie Dunn discussed how he got his start and how his early years shaped him as both a man and performer. In the 1980s, Dunn started his musical career by playing bars and clubs in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He said that it didn’t take him long to figure out how to move a crowd. On this, he said, “I learned to appreciate that hardworking people go out on weekends to listen to music and have a good time. If a song had the right beat, the cowgirls would dance—and the cowboys would join to get close to the ladies. If cowgirls dance, everyone stays happy.”
Dunn went on to briefly discuss his upbringing. He said that the most important thing his mother ever taught him was to pray. When asked what he wanted to pass on to his grandson, he said, “I want Huck to know what it means to be a Southern gentleman. My own grandmother went to great lengths to make sure I knew simple things like how and when to open the door for a lady.”
Through these statements, we can see the bedrock of what made his career and marriage so long-lasting. Firstly, he knows how and when to be a gentleman. That goes a long way in keeping a marriage strong. Secondly, his philosophy of making cowgirls dance to keep everyone happy has served him well over the years.
He may give his best relationship advice without saying a word. There isn’t much information about his marriage. The thirty-year-long union had been largely a private affair. Even while being one of the biggest stars in country music, he kept his home life at home. That divide could be one of the best pieces of advice he could ever give.