Ronnie Dunn


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Released a mere matter of months after Reboot, his cameo-studded comeback with Kix Brooks, Re-Dunn is in some respects a more modest event than that celebrated 2019 affair. For one, it wasn't released on a major label, appearing on the tiny imprint Little Will-E Records. For another, it's a collection of covers, which doesn't make it all that different from Reboot, which featured revived versions of old Brooks & Dunn tunes. All that makes Re-Dunn seem modest, but the album is long, stretching out over the course of nearly 90 minutes. This gives Dunn plenty of time to sing the songs he's always loved, which wind up being a lot of '70s oldies, a few country tunes from the '70s and '80s, and a handful of honky tonk classics. Dunn sings these with love if not quite enthusiasm, and he's matched by a group of pros who deliver the songs with precision, not flair. Perhaps it doesn't deliver much in the way of surprises, but it was intended to be a comfort and on those terms, it succeeds.

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