Remember When Brooks & Dunn Released ‘Brand New Man?’

Brooks & Dunn burst onto the country music scene in 1991 with their debut single, “Brand New Man.” Released on…


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June 10, 2021


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Brooks & Dunn burst onto the country music scene in 1991 with their debut single, “Brand New Man.”

Released on June 10, 1991 and co-written by Kix Brooks, Don Cook and Ronnie Dunn, “Brand New Man” was an instant success for the duo. The track went on to become Brooks & Dunn‘s first chart-topping single. The success of the song helped Brooks & Dunn make history, becoming the second country band to reach No.1 with a debut single (the first was Diamond Rio, whose song “Meet in the Middle” topped the charts a few months earlier.

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“Brand New Man” was also the title track of Brooks & Dunn’s debut album, which was released on August 13, 1991. The record produced four consecutive No.1 singles and helped launch Brooks & Dunn’s massive country music career.

In 2019, Brooks & Dunn re-recorded “Brand New Man” for their Reboot album with fellow country superstar Luke Combs.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.