Brooks and Dunn end their run on Thursday


The Last Rodeo Tour, which kicked off in March and has rolled through 50 markets, wraps up Thursday (9/2) at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. As Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn mark 20 years as a successful Country duo and then go their separate ways, Brooks is heading right back on the road next year to visit his radio affiliates.

Throughout 2011, Brooks, who hosts the nationally syndicated American Country Countdown for Citadel Media, will broadcast the weekly show at least once each month from the studio of a different radio affiliate. His show currently has more than 350 affiliates.

Also planned for 2011 is the American Country Countdown Concert Series. In six markets between May and October, Brooks will serve as master of ceremonies for live shows featuring an array of established Country artists as well as talented newcomers. The concerts are scheduled to be held in Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, San Diego, Seattle and Washington, DC.

“I’m looking forward to taking our radio show on the road next year and spending more time with the local affiliates that broadcast American Country Countdown each weekend,” said Brooks. “This will be a fantastic opportunity to create some unique listener events and have direct contact with devoted Country music fans. The concert series will showcase several of our industry’s top names and also introduce some of its rising stars,” he added.