Friday, February 15, 2013
Kix Brooks will be headliner of this year's official Tucson Rodeo opening concert this year.
Kix Brooks is best known for his '90s hits in the duo Brooks & Dunn, with songs like "Boot Scootin' Boogie," "My Maria," and of course the song that made me get into country in the first place, the classic "Neon Moon."
Despite Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn calling it quits in 2010, the country singer of 30 years came back strong into the music scene with songs like his title track and first single "New to This Town."
His most recent single, "Moonshine Road," is much more upbeat than his first single.
In the song, Brooks shows his country attitude as he shows a woman from the city his hometown.
Brooks told KIIM FM in an interview:
"I grew up with a boathouse in my backyard on this lake in Louisiana called Lake Bistineau and there was this place around the lake from us called Green Park Camp. And, my father, my poor father [laughs], used to beg me and my college buddies when we’d be loading up the truck not to go to Green Park because either we’d come back with a bunch of crazy girls or we’d be all beat to hell. It was always action oriented." He continues, "We went back and forth so many times, and most kids did this growing up especially if the moon was out, we would always turn the headlights out and cruise home with no lights on and we’d just finally referred to this stretch of road as "Moonshine Road.'"
After a strong, successful and long-running career, country fans in Tucson will be sure to enjoy Kix Brooks perform live at the Diamond Center at Desert Diamond Casino (Sahuarita) on Feb. 23. The show begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are available at Ticketmaster starting at $35.