American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks
Kix Brooks was born and raised in Shreveport, LA where he hit the ground running and has never slowed down. He got into music at a young age which eventually lead him to Nashville where he started his career writing hit songs for other artists such as the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Highway 101, and John Conlee. In 1990, Kix teamed with Ronnie Dunn to form Brooks & Dunn, who are the highest-selling duo in the history of country music. They have sold more than 30 million records, won more than 75 major industry awards, and have 20 #1 hit songs.
In 2006, Kix took over the hosting reins of the long-running syndicated radio program American Country Countdown, where every week he shares country music’s Top 30 songs. The broadcast industry has taken note and honored Kix with the CMA National Broadcast Personality of the Year Award in 2009, 2011, and 2013, making him the first person to ever win a CMA Award as an artist and a broadcaster.
Never one to stand still, Kix ventured into the movie business with his production company Team Two Entertainment where you’ll find him in front of and behind the camera. In July 2015, Steak Out With Kix Brooks premiered on the Cooking Channel. The series featured Kix setting out across the country to find some of America’s best steakhouses. Additionally, Kix raises Beefmaster cattle on his farm just outside of Nashville and is also a founding partner of Arrington Vineyards, a highly successful winery and special events venue in Arrington, TN. In 2016, Kix released his first cookbook titled Cookin’ It With Kix.
Kix continues to give back to his community through his involvement with organizations such as the Country Music Association, Operation Finally Home, Veterans Matter, Tennessee Tourism Board, and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. In December 2014, Kix was named the first recipient of the Country Music Association’s Humanitarian Award.
Brooks & Dunn, along with their close friend Reba McEntire, continue their residency at The Colosseum in Caesar’s Palace. “Reba + Brooks & Dunn: Together In Vegas!” has been a fan favorite for the past five years. In 2019, not only did Brooks & Dunn release a new album, Reboot, with some of country music’s up-and-coming artists like Luke Combs, Kane Brown and Thomas Rhett, but they were also featured in an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame. And, in October of 2019, Kix and Ronnie were honored as the newest inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame.