Brooks & Dunn is an American country music duo which consist of Leon Eric better known as "Kix Brooks" (was born May 12, 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana) and Ronnie Gene Dunn also known as Ronnie Dunn (was born June 1, 1953 in Coleman, Texas), they were both vocalists and songwriters. In 1991, they were paired by record producer Scott Hendricks in 1991. Earlier in the duo's formation, both members of the duo were solo recording artists. Brooks wrote songs for Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Highway 101 and John Conlee and released a solo album for Capitol Records. In the 1980s, both he and Dunn also charted two solo singles individually.
In 1991, the duo signed to Arista Records , they recorded one Christmas album and three compilation albums and ten studio albums for the label. They also released fifty singles, out of it; twenty went to number one on the Hot Country Songs charts and nineteen more enter top ten. According to the Billboard Year-End charts, two of these number-one songs, "My Maria" and "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You", were the top country songs of 1996 and 2001, accordingly. The "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You" is also the duo's song that remains in number one that last until six weeks. Many of their songs have also enter the Billboard Hot 100.