Born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, Kix Brooks was influenced by a variety of regional musical styles ranging from Cajun to blues to jazz to country.
Brooks began performing at age 12, then continued performing in clubs and at other venues throughout high school. He also began writing songs at that time.
Eventually he landed in Nashville, where he joined Tree Publishing Company. Shortly thereafter, artists like the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Conlee and Highway 101 found success with Brooks’ tunes.
In 1990, Brooks 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 28 million records, won more than 75 major industry awards, had 23 No. 1 hits and continue to dominate the music industry.
Brooks also lends his time and talents to various the boards, including Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital & Monroe Harding Children’s Home. He also served as the President and Chairman of the Country Music Association Board of Directors.
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