November 18, 1988

Tulsa, Oklahoma, singer Ronnie Dunn won the Marlboro Country Music National Talent Contest, which led to a publishing deal in Nashville, which led to a meeting with songwriter Kix Brooks, which led to the formation of Brooks & Dunn.

The duo recorded ten studio albums, one Christmas album, and three compilation albums for the label. They also released fifty singles, of which forty-one went top 10 and twenty went to number one. Brooks & Dunn were awarded 17 Country Music Association awards, 26 Academy of Country Music awards and 2 Grammy Awards.

In the liner notes to each of their studio albums, Brooks & Dunn wrote short stories about Slim & Howdy, fictionalized cowboy versions of themselves. The duo worked with Bill Fitzhugh in late 2008 and wrote a book titled The Adventures of Slim and Howdy.

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    Johnny Lee’s “Looking For Love was certified as a gold single. Lee was given the opportunity to record the song for the Urban Cowboy soundtrack by producer Irving Azoff because 20 other artists had turned it down.

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    SINGLES

    2006 – Carrie Underwood – “Before He Cheats

    2000 – Travis Tritt – “Best Of Intentions

    1995 – George Strait – “Check Yes Or No

    1989 – Eddy Raven – “Bayou Boys

    1978 – Barbara Mandrell – “Sleeping Single In A Double Bed

    1972 – Charley Pride – “She’s Too Good To Be True

    1967 – Sonny James – “It’s The Little Things

    1957 – The Everly Bros. – “Wake Up, Little Susie

    1950 – Hank Snow – “I’m Movin’ On

    1944 – Red Foley – “Smoke On The Water

     

    ALBUMS

    2006 – Kellie Pickler – Small Town Girl

    2000 – Faith Hill - Breathe

    1995 – Alan Jackson – The Greatest Hits Collection

    1989 – Randy Travis – No Holdin’ Back

    1978 – Waylon Jennings – I’ve Always Been Crazy

    1972 – Charley Pride – A Sunshiny Day

    1967 – Eddy Arnold – Turn The World Around