Ronnie Dunn, who was originally in the group Brooks & Dunn, has been on his own releasing solo hits for awhile.
“Re-Dunn,” which came out on Jan. 10, is his newest album. It features 24 different songs in which Dunn considered his “passion project.” He released two songs, one country and one rock, each month going up to the release date.
About a week ago he released the music video for his song, “Peace Love and Country Music.” Dunn talked about his decision to release a new music video on “The Bobby Bones Show.”
He expressed that it was a response to people in the business and others telling him he needed to write about what was going on in America right now. So he went to work to create something he thought would encompass some of the issues at hand.
“People keep coming to me … you need to be writing a song about what’s going on right now. I can’t really get my head around it when we’re talking about COVID, political unrest, protest …” Dunn said.
The song was from his 2014 album of the same name, “Peace Love and Country Music.” He felt like it was the best song to represent what was going on.
“I was going back through some songs in the old project … ‘Peace Love and County Music’ popped up and I just started listening to it … for what’s going on with us, nothing really heavy but it kind of simplifies …” Dunn said.
What is the Song About?
The song was written in 2014, so it is not a direct response to current events. However, with the release of the music video, Ronnie Dunn was able to incorporate these elements.
The video has everything from first responders to messages of unity.
“Peace love and country music / Simple things worth fightin’ for / Oh we need them like never before.”
The video also has images of COVID families separates and moments from Black Lives Matter protesting.
In a collaboration with the American Cancer Society, Ronnie Dunn is releasing timeless Lensmen Project work. This includes prints, hats, throws, and more.
He will donate part of the proceeds to American Cancer Society. Dunn has his own experience with cancer in his family.
“Three years ago my youngest daughter walked into the kitchen and told me that she thought she was having an appendicitis attack. After thorough testing, our lives changed. The tumor was believed to be a very rare form of kidney cancer seldom experienced by young people. We took her to specialists where further tests confirmed that the tumor was indeed malignant. Like many thousands of loved ones who experience the cancer journey, our world stopped. Thanks to the world-class doctors and cutting-edge technology, the tumor was removed, and she has been cancer free for three years,” Dunn said.
The Lensmen Project is a photography gallery. Dunn’s photography captures wildlife and outdoor scenes. The pandemic has allowed him to spend more time than ever pursuing this passion.
H/T: Broadway World