Anyone who's been longing for a good fix of some barn-burning Brooks & Dunn honky-tonk rave-ups need look no further than Steers & Stripes. The rompin', stompin' pace is breathtaking, with the 14 songs here steeped in the duo's signature hard-country brio of searing guitars and pounding drums. Ronnie Dunn sets the pace with an emotional vocal on the hard-charging opener, "Only in America." "The Last Thing I Do" burns with anticipation as Dunn sings about a truck-drivin' man who puts the pedal to the metal as he heads homeward, fueled by a high-octane case of lust for his gal. In a bit of a departure from the script, the duo offers up a swinging, Latin-tinged love song, "My Heart Is Lost to You" and the most sarcastic Buck Owens homage this side of Dwight Yoakam on the loping, Bakersfield-styled "Lucky Me, Lonely You." Throw in a roiling, dramatic treatment of Kim Richey's beautiful "Every River," and you have the makings of another Brooks & Dunn dance hall behemoth.
Performance CreditsBrooks & Dunn Primary Artist
Trisha Yearwood Background Vocals
Kix Brooks Background Vocals
Eric Darken Percussion
John Wesley Ryles Background Vocals
J.T. Corenflos Electric Guitar
Dan Dugmore Acoustic Guitar,Steel Guitar
Ronnie Dunn Background Vocals
Kim Fleming Background Vocals
Shannon Forrest Drums
Paul Franklin Dobro,Steel Guitar
Kenny Greenberg Electric Guitar
Vicki Hampton Background Vocals
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Gene Miller Background Vocals
Nashville String Machine Strings
Steve Nathan Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Michael Rhodes Bass
Kim Richey Background Vocals
Brent Rowan Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Harry Stinson Background Vocals
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle
Greg Davis Banjo
Technical CreditsKix Brooks Composer,Producer,Engineer
Brett Beavers Composer
Greg Droman Engineer
Ronnie Dunn Producer
Connie Harrington Composer
Kim Richey Composer
Mark Wright Producer
Tom Shapiro Composer
Tom Littlefield Composer
Beth Lee Art Direction
Mary Beth Felts Groomer
Rivers Rutherford Composer
Todd Gunnerson Engineer
DB Cook Composer
David Bryant Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the best Brooks and Dunn CD yet. I bought it 3 days ago and have been listening to it constantly. ''The Long Goodbye'' is an absolutely wonderful song, and I think has replaced ''Brand New Man'' as my favorite. Buy this one and you won't regret it!!
When I bought this cd I could not stop listening to it. It's fantastic, and the vocals are just amazing. I love these guys.
I bought Steers and Stripes a few weeks ago and I have listened to it over and over! It's one of the few CD's I have where I actually like all the songs. I listen to it almost every day and I know all the songs by heart. ''Only in America'' is a very patriotic song, especially good while our great nation is in such times.
I have only heard one song from this cd but it is great. Anything Brooks & Dunn do is great.
One of the best CDs I have ever owned. Steers and Stripes is a wonderful combination of traditional country and the twist Brooks and Dunn puts on all of their albums.
Brooks & Dunn are the best country singing duo ever. No matter what they do they're always the bomb.