2009 Brooks & Dunn Call It Quits

Saying that "it's just time," Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn announced that after the completion of their 'Last Rodeo' tour they would go their separate ways.

Signed to Arista Nashville in 1991, the duo recorded ten studio albums, one Christmas album, and three compilation albums for the label. They also released fifty singles, of which twenty went to number one on the Hot Country Songs charts and nineteen more reached top ten. Two of these number-one songs, "My Maria" and "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You", were the top country songs of 1996 and 2001, respectively, according to the Billboard Year-End charts. The latter is also the duo's longest-lasting number one, at six weeks.

The true last rodeo would come on Sept 9, 2010, as Brooks & Dunn played their final show, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.The pair have continued to record for Arista Nashville as solo artists. Ronnie Dunn released a self-titled album in 2011, which included the hit "Bleed Red", while Brooks released New to This Townin September 2012. Dunn has sung guest vocals on other artists' songs, including a duet with Carlene Carter on a cover of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash's "Jackson" for the tribute album Anchored in Love: A Tribute to June Carter Cash.

Kix Brooks succeeded Bob Kingsley as the host of the radio countdown show American Country Countdown, receiving an Academy of Country Music nominations for National On-Air Radio Personality in 2010 and 2011.Later that same year, he made his acting debut in an independent film called Thriftstore Cowboy.In 2011, he starred in a second film, The Last Ride.[96]