Award-winning country recording artists Brooks & Dunn were honored with the 2,367th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Leron Gubler, President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, presided over the ceremony.
Guests included Dr. Phil McGraw and Robin McGraw.
7021 Hollywood Boulevard on August 4, 2008.
Brooks & Dunn are an American country music duo, consisting of singer-songwriters Kix Brooks (born Leon Eric Brooks III, May 12, 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana) and Ronnie Dunn (born Ronald Gene Dunn, June 1, 1953 in Coleman, Texas). Both Brooks and Dunn had worked as singer-songwriters before the duo's formation, charting singles of their own in the 1980s before releasing their first album as a duo in 1991.
Brooks & Dunn were an immediate success, with their first four singles all reaching the top of the Billboard country music chart. Their debut album, Brand New Man, became a sales blockbuster, now RIAA-certified for sales of six million copies. Brooks & Dunn have remained a dynamic force in country music, releasing more than 40 singles, twenty-three of which have reached number one on the country charts, including such hits as "Boot Scootin' Boogie," "My Maria," "Only in America," and "Play Something Country." Their album discography includes two greatest-hits compilations, a Christmas collection, and ten studio albums – most recently, Cowboy Town.
The best-selling country duo of all time, Brooks & Dunn have sold more than 30 million albums. They have more than 80 industry awards to their credit, including two Grammy Awards and seven American Music Awards. Brooks & Dunn are also the most awarded act in Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association history, collectively named Entertainer of the Year four times by the ACM and CMA.
The duo has consistently remained among country music's most popular touring acts, a testament both to their showmanship and to their status as one of the true bedrock artists of contemporary country music. They recently took their show to Australia for the first time, attracting sellout crowds throughout their stay. This summer, they are on tour for a string of nearly 20 dates in the U.S. and Canada with music icons, ZZ Top.
Besides their busy schedules, Brooks & Dunn still find the time to work on philanthropic projects with groups such as the Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude Children's Hospital, and Country in the Rockies – an annual event in support of the Frances Williams Preston laboratories at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville. In 2007, Brooks & Dunn were recognized for their many charitable works when they were presented with the Academy of Country Music/Home Depot Humanitarian Award.