Brooks & Dunn are Cowboys & Indians' October cover stars, available on newsstands on Sept. 3. Inviting two of their REBOOT collaborators Kane Brown and Jon Pardi to join them, the duo front the magazine’s “Country Music: Celebrating An Art Form” issue, diving into the genre as a whole. The duo’s No. One and critically-acclaimed album REBOOT was released earlier this year and featured reimagined versions of their biggest hits. The project was praised as “an energized, duet-style retrospective pairing the two veterans with new-generation admirers” (NPR) as well as showing “the timelessness of the duo’s catalog of more than 20 No. 1 country hits, which has continued to influence a new generation of country singers” (Associated Press).
With 20 No. One hits stretching back to 1991, two Grammy awards, dozens of ACM and CMA honors and a discography counting more album sales than any duo in history – regardless of genre – Brooks & Dunn’s influence on today’s country has never been in question. Hits like “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” “My Maria,” “Only in America,” and “Believe” have propelled the duo to more than 30 million albums sold, with the New York Times stating “together they helped drive the power-country era of the early-to-mid 1990s and continued to benefit from the sea change in the genre they helped initiate right through their most recent albums.” Their original “Merle Haggard meets The Rolling Stones” vibe made them progressive stars in their own right. Brooks & Dunn’s hugely successful collaboration project REBOOT featured Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, LANCO, Ashley McBryde, Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Midland, Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi, Tyler Booth and Kacey Musgraves. REBOOT debuted at No. One on Billboard’s Top Country Albums. The impressive feat marks the first time the duo has topped the album charts since 2009, while simultaneously earning the duo their 10th Billboard 200 Top 10 album, the most of any country duo or group in the chart’s history.