Not only will Brooks & Dunn be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this fall, but the best-selling country duo of all time is also the subject of a brand-new exhibit at the CMHOF.
Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon highlights Kix and Ronnie's early careers as solo artists and songwriters, the circumstances that united them as performers, and their innovative approach to stage production and touring.
Ronnie and Kix welcomed family, friends and industry insiders to the grand opening of the exhibit on Aug. 8.
Awards, custom-built instruments and personal artifacts are featured in Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon, including:
Dozens of awards presented to Brooks & Dunn between 1992 and 2006, including Grammys, CMA and ACM awards
Neon Circus & Wild West Show-themed Les Paul electric guitar, built for Brooks by the Gibson Custom Shop?s Master Luthier, Bruce Kunkel, in 2001
Red cowboy boots decorated with steer's head inlays, worn by Dunn when he was around five years old
Hand-tooled leather guitar strap made for Brooks by Hutch's Custom Saddlery and embellished with oak leaf and acorn imagery and the names of Brooks' wife, Barb, and their children, Molly and Eric
'Neon Moon'-themed archtop electric guitar with custom blue finish and crescent moon inlay, presented to Dunn in 2001 by the Gibson Custom Shop
Racing suits with steer's head logos, worn by Brooks and Dunn when they drove 5/8th-scale Legends race cars in the 1990s
Early draft lyrics to 'Red Dirt Road,' written by Dunn
Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon opens Aug. 9 and runs through July 19, 2020.