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Ronnie Dunn Cancels Capital Hoedown Appearance

Ronnie Dunn. photo credit: EB Media / Josepha Cheong

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.

Capital Hoedown Still On

Capital Hoedown

After rumors were circulating around Ottawa the last week, we have exclusively confirmed with the City of Ottawa that the Capital Hoedown is still on.  Organizers of Capital Hoedown Country Music Festival in Ottawa were unable to meet their payment deadline with the City of Ottawa last week, and were given an extension until 4 pm EST today to pay the $150,000 owed to the City for usage of city-owned property during the festival.

We reached Dan Chenier, Manager of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services with the City of Ottawa about the deadline the festival had to meet today, and he confirmed that organizers were able to make the $150,000 payment this afternoon. In a statement by Dan Chenier, he says:

The City of Ottawa works with all festival and event organizations to assist in the logistics of staging such events. We work with these organizations while, at the same time, protecting the interest of taxpayers. The City granted an extension to organizers of Capital Hoedown to meet financial obligations. The deadline was end of day today.

Organizers have met current financial obligations ($150,000), which is in addition to money already provided in March ($72,000). Hoedown has confirmed the wire transfer of $150,000 was made this afternoon to the city.

Rumors began circulating when fans noticed that headliners Brad Paisley, Ronnie Dunn and Sheryl Crow had removed Ottawa from their tour date pages. As reported in the Ottawa Sun yesterday, organizers were granted an extension until today to pay for the rental space for the Hoedown which left many fans questioning on Twitter and Facebook if the festival was still on.

This year’s line-up includes the only North American date for Taylor Swift, as well as The Band Perry, and Reba McEntire. Single day tickets are sold-out but 3-day passes are still available on capitalhoedown.net.

Ronnie Dunn Taking Over Sirius/XM

Ronnie Dunn.

Ronnie Dunn will be set to take over the New York City Sirius/XM studios with some very lucky fans in a live question and answer session. “Sirius/XM’s Town Hall with Ronnie Dunn” will air this Thursday at 12 pm EST. The special is hosted by Storme Warren, and it’s part of the Town Hall series where artists get intimate on live radio with fans and  answer their questions. Ronnie will discuss his self-titled album, his special edition album out next week, his career, and life since Brooks & Dunn.

“I am very excited and honored that I have been invited to take part in the Sirius/XM live ‘TOWN HALL’ series. I look forward to the exchange with the live audience. I am equally as excited to have the opportunity to talk, not only about where my musical journey has taken me over the last 20 years, but to introduce them to music that I hope will serve to lead us into a new beginning.”

Ronnie will then make his way over to Sirius/XM’s Prime Country station for a special broadcast of his concert from The Stage in Nashville back when it was recorded on May 16th. The concert will air Friday at 5 pm EST. Just in case you miss it, the special concert will be rebroadcasted throughout the weekend.

Ronnie Dunn Releases Exclusive Cracker Barrel CD


If you’ve been looking for new music from Ronnie Dunn, Cracker Barrel is the place to go. As of May 21, “Ronnie Dunn – Special Edition” will be available exclusively in Cracker Barrel stores and online at crackerbarrel.com. Although the bulk of the CD was previously released by Dunn in 2011, this exclusive features two unreleased bonus tracks. Additionally, a portion of sales from this CD, which costs $11.99, will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Ronnie Dunn specializes in songs about real life and real love, combined with rich patriotism. “More than ever before, I feel as though this album gave me a chance to tell my own story through songs that mean a lot to me,” says Dunn.  “And it’s particularly gratifying because, by working with Cracker Barrel, a portion of the CD retail sales will be donated to Wounded Warrior Project.  To me, that truly makes this CD a special edition.”

Cracker Barrel is equally as pleased to pair with Dunn on this project. “We’re pleased to work with Ronnie Dunn on a collection of songs we not only think will resonate with our guests, but also will support our nation’s Wounded Warriors,” said Julie Craig, Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager.  “Ronnie shares his heart and his life-learned lessons through music and the result is a very special mix of memorable songs.”
Tracklisting for Ronnie Dunn – Special Edition:
1.     I Love My Country (Previously Unreleased)
2.     Singer In A Cowboy Band
3.     I Don’t Dance
4.     Your Kind Of Love
5.     How Far To Waco
6.     Once
7.     Cost Of Livin’
8.     Bleed Red
9.     Last Love I’m Tryin’
10.  Let The Cowboy Rock
11.  I Can’t Help Myself
12.  I Just Get Lonely
13.  Love Owes Me One
14.  Keep On Lovin’ You  (Previously Unreleased)

Dunn joins a plethora of country stars who have released CDS exclusively with Cracker Barrel, including Dolly Parton, Rodney Atkins, Kenny Rogers, Josh Turner and many more. For more information on Dunn, visit www.ronniedunn.com.

20,000 Reasons To Love Capital Hoedown

Capital Hoedown

Canada’s Capital Hoedown has now been recognized as the largest country music festival in the country, and Ottawa’s Biggest Summer Party. Now entering its third successful season, Capital Hoedown has hit an impressive milestone: 20,000 Facebook fans! It’s quickly outpaced all other country music festivals in Canada, and with headliners like Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire and Brad Paisley its easy to see why.

Sales for this year’s Hoedown have followed the fans.. all single day tickets are now officially sold out for the festival which runs August 10th through to the 12th in Kanata’s Walter Baker Park, just 0utside the capital region. Organizers are expecting to see 40,000 people a day at the festival.

Organizers have also launched a brand new contest for fans to design the official t-shirts for this year’s festival. Through their Facebook page, Capital Hoedown has invited fans to submit their entries to help get involved in the creation of concert merchandise. The winner will be given an early t-shirt to celebrate their design and four three-day admission passports to the festival. Oh, yeah, and bragging rights! While this contest is ending pretty soon, on March 30th, there will be an exciting The Band Perry contest launching soon!

3-day passports are still available at capitalhoedown.net, but hurry! Once they’re sold out, they’re sold out.


Ronnie Dunn To Headline WQYK Fun N’ Sun Concert

Ronnie Dunn. photo credit: EB Media / Josepha Cheong

Radio station WQYK in Tampa Bay, Florida announced their lineup for their annual Fun N’ Sun Toyota Country Concert series, which is returning to Coachman Park on Sunday, April 22nd. Headlining the free concert is Ronnie Dunn, with two stages featuring acts like J.T. Hodges, THE FARM, Andy Gibson, Chris Cagle, Suite Caroline, Greg Bates, and Canaan Smith all day. Both Canaan and Greg will perform on the side stage at the event in an acoustic setting.

While the concert is free and open to the public, there are reserved seating tickets available for only $20 each to get fans closer to the main stage. WQYK will be giving away VIP passes and tickets to listeners leading up to the event. Reserved seating goes on-sale on Monday on ticketmaster.com.

Ronnie Dunn Fills In For Kix Brooks

Brooks and Dunn.

While Brooks & Dunn might no longer be together as a duo, it doesn’t mean that the pair don’t lend a helping hand to each other now and then. After Kix Brooks was forced to cancel a concert after a vocal chord burst, Ronnie Dunn quickly filled in. Kix’s show with Gator Country 99.9 in Jacksonville, Florida made the announcement today about this Friday’s show. The show will be free and all VIP and backstage passes will be honored at the event, but with the other half instead! Ronnie was on vacation with his family when he heard the news, and volunteered immediately to fill in for the radio station’s listeners.

The station joins us here and Keepin’ it Country and Ronnie in wishing Kix a speedy recovery.

Ronnie Dunn Teams Up With Sprint

Ronnie Dunn.

Not only has Ronnie Dunn had one of the best singles of the past few years in “Cost Of Livin’,” but he’s also helping to give back to people who are living out the song. He’s teamed up with Sprint’s Assurance Wireless program to help those in need get free cell phones and 250 minutes to use for low income families. In using these free 250-minutes-a-month plans, people are able to stay in contact with potential employers, their families, and have their phones in case of emergencies. Ronnie believes that this is a great step to help out those who are suffering in the economic issues in the United States right now. He reflected on his family’s own hardship when he was a child:

“I remember the fear and insecurity of my father telling me he had lost his job. I was nine years old. My parents borrowed money from my grandmother to make a move so my father could get a job. You get to a point where so many things are out of control, and once you become unemployed, once you are bottomed-out, you need to have phone access or a regular phone number for a potential employer to call you back.”

Hear it from Ronnie himself in the video below and why he thinks this program will help American families who are going through hard times:

Assurance Wireless Soundbite from Point Media on Vimeo.

VIDEO: Ronnie Dunn Will Let The Cowboy Rock

Ronnie Dunn.

Country music legend Ronnie Dunn has released his version of country-rock today. “Let The Cowboy Rock,” the latest single from his self-titled solo album, was sent out to country music radio today. He also launched the music video for the single on his official website this morning, and that will be available on iTunes tomorrow, January 17th. The music video for the up-tempo guitar-driven single is already out for rotation on CMT, GAC, and other country music video outlets today.

The single is a co-write by Ronnie and hit songwriter Dallas Davidson. The music video was partially filmed in Pendleton, Oregan during the Pendleton Round-up with rider Blake Knowles. Other shots of Ronnie were filmed at the popular The Stage on Broadway in downtown Nashville, as well as Salt Flat, Utah.

Ronnie will also debut a live performance this week on Yahoo! Music. On January 18th, Yahoo’s Ram Country taping will feature exclusive performances of Ronnie with “Let The Cowboy Rock,” “Cost Of Livin’,” and “How Far To Waco.”

Watch the official music video for Ronnie’s single below:

Ronnie Dunn’s Hot Performance Sets Franklin On Fire

Ronnie Dunn. photo credit: EB Media / Josepha Cheong

You’d think after performing for so long as the legendary duo Brooks & Dunn; Ronnie Dunn would have seen it all by now. In the middle of his performance of “Ain’t Nothin’ ‘Bout You” in Franklin, Tennessee on the weekend the fire alarms went off and interrupted the hit single. The sold-out crowd didn’t move even with the alarms going off at the benefit show. The alarms were triggered by Ronnie’s smoke machine used during the concert, which was in use during his performance of his brand-new single “Let The Cowboy Rock” from his current self-titled solo album.

Ronnie and his band finished the performance, even with the alarm, then left the stage while things got settled down. The fans never left the building, however, and Ronnie soon came back out to finish the concert after the fire department had arrived and gave the all-clear. Ronnie returned to a loud crowd, still laughing over what had just happened. He finished off the night with songs from his self-titled solo album, as well as classic Brooks & Dunn hits “Neon Moon,” “My Maria,” and “Cowgirls Don’t Cry.”

Ronnie will be making an announcement in the next few days on the music video for his new single “Let The Cowboy Rock.”