On this day in 1955, Kix Brooks was born. After working on pipelines in Alaska and attending college, his father urged him to pursue his dream of country music. Kix moved to Nashville in the early 80’s and began work as a songwriter. He would write hits for others, but couldn’t find success with his own album, Kix Brooks.
After the failure of his debut album, Kix teamed up with Ronnie Dunn to create Brooks & Dunn. The duo has released fifty singles, of which twenty went number one. The duo has also won CMA’s, 26 ACMA’s and 2 Grammy Awards.