Country music legend Ronnie Dunn has pulled out of Ottawa’s Capital Hoedown line-up this Summer, Keepin’ it Country has confirmed. The former half of Brooks & Dunn was set to open up for Reba McEntire in Canada’s capital on August 10th at 7:30 pm EST. While Ronnie will not be making a performance as part of Capital Hoedown, he hopes to visit the nation’s capital in the future. We have no other information on the status of other performers at Capital Hoedown as of yet.
Capital Hoedown was granted two extensions over the last week to pay a $150,000 fee to the City of Ottawa for rental of city-owned property at this year’s festival. They were able to meet their financial obligation at the last minute yesterday, when their second extension was set to expire. Ottawa’s Capital Hoedown is still scheduled to run from August 10th to the 12th in Walter Baker Park.
Ronnie’s current single “Let The Cowboy Rock” is out on radio right now. He released a special edition of his album to Cracker Barrel stores this week, featuring eleven songs that were on his debut self-titled solo release last year, and two previously unreleased tracks. A portion of the sales to this Deluxe Edition will go towards the Wounded Warrior Project.