Ronnie Dunn

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Some four years after Brooks & Dunn called it quits with 2007's Cowboy Town, Ronnie Dunn headed out on his own with an eponymous solo album. Dunn's split with Brooks contained very little bad blood, so perhaps it's not surprising that Ronnie Dunn sounds quite a bit like latter-day Brooks & Dunn; the only missing thing is the cowboy swagger, which is swapped out for a predilection for pop. This fondness for the sweet stuff is somewhat camouflaged by a production that has a pretense of grit but is not adverse to running Ronnie through Auto-Tune just so everything stays nice and smooth. Everything is about equilibrium: the rockers never get too rowdy, the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Some four years after Brooks & Dunn called it quits with 2007's Cowboy Town, Ronnie Dunn headed out on his own with an eponymous solo album. Dunn's split with Brooks contained very little bad blood, so perhaps it's not surprising that Ronnie Dunn sounds quite a bit like latter-day Brooks & Dunn; the only missing thing is the cowboy swagger, which is swapped out for a predilection for pop. This fondness for the sweet stuff is somewhat camouflaged by a production that has a pretense of grit but is not adverse to running Ronnie through Auto-Tune just so everything stays nice and smooth. Everything is about equilibrium: the rockers never get too rowdy, the ballads are never too sappy, the mariachi horns on "How Far to Waco" manage not to overwhelm the twang of the Telecasters. This cool assurance illustrates just how much of an old pro Dunn is: he never betrays his signatures, he switches things up enough to stay modern, and he offers enough different sounds to appeal to any audience at any time of day. What he doesn't really have is a strong hook to pull listeners into the album; there's nothing surprising or unexpected or exceptionally hooky, just 12 polished slices of contemporary country that will surely please longtime Brooks & Dunn fans largely because it doesn't feel all that different than the duo.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/7/2011
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 886978576224
  • Catalog Number: 785762
  • Sales rank: 7,420

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ronnie Dunn Primary Artist
Judson Spence Background Vocals
Eric Darken Percussion
Mike Brignardello Bass
J.T. Corenflos Electric Guitar
Chad Cromwell Drums
David Davidson Violin
Shannon Forrest Percussion, Drums
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky Violin
Kevin Grantt Bass
Kenny Greenberg Electric Guitar
Jim Grosjean Viola
Joe Hardy Piano
Mike Haynes Trumpet
Charles Judge Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Tony King Acoustic Guitar
Anthony LaMarchina Cello
Jerry McPherson Electric Guitar
Gary Morse Steel Guitar
Steve Patrick Trumpet
Michael Rhodes Bass
Pamela Sixfin Violin
Jimmie Lee Sloas Bass
Alan Umstead Violin
Kristin Wilkinson Viola
John Willis Acoustic Guitar
Glenn Worf Bass
Reese Wynans Organ, Piano, Hammond B3
Kim Keyes Background Vocals
Melodie Crittenden Background Vocals
Dwaine Rowe Organ, Keyboards
Monisa Angell Viola
Bryan Sutton Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin
Kim Parent Background Vocals
Troy Lancaster Electric Guitar
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Perry Coleman Background Vocals
Dave Angell Violin
Jim "Moose" Brown Piano
Brian Pruitt Drums
Betsy Lamb Viola
Shawn Fichter Drums
Carole Rabinowitz Cello
Michael Payne Electric Guitar
Patrick McGrath Acoustic Guitar
Michael M. Durham Electric Guitar
Robbie Harrington Bass
Conni Ellisor Violin
Trey Gray Drums
Lou Tommey Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Ashley Greenberg Background Vocals
Mary K. Vanodsale Violin
Technical Credits
Jeff Balding Engineer
Ronnie Dunn Composer, Producer
Ben Fowler Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Joe Martino Engineer
Terry McBride Composer
Bergen White Orchestration
Craig Wiseman Composer
David Lee Murphy Composer
Tommy Lee James Composer
Jed Hackett Digital Editing
Andrew Dorff Composer
Tracy Baskette-Fleaner Art Direction
Mellissa Schleicher grooming
Scott McDaniel Cover Design
Maile Misajon Composer
Tammie Harris Cleek Imaging
Jason Gantt Engineer
Jeff Kersey Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Bobby Pinson Composer
Jeremy Stover Composer
Ryan Gore Engineer, Digital Editing
Taylor Pollert Engineer
Michele Schweitzer Publicity
Brian Kolb Engineer
Judy Forde-Blair Liner Notes, Creative Producer
Dallas Davidson Composer
Phillip Coleman Composer
Chris Utley Digital Editing
Rick Shipp Booking
Pete Sallis Composer
Philip Larue Composer
Jamie Floyd Composer
Mike Kyle Engineer
Clarence Spalding Management
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