Featuring 24 tracks due January 10, RE-DUNN is described as a “passion project” for the Brooks & Dunn star, and its intriguing concept should appeal to fans from all over the musical spectrum.
It finds Dunn covering both country and rock favorites that shaped his life and career, including big hits and deep cuts alike. Tracks by the likes of George Strait, The Hollies, Tom T. Hall and Ace have already been released, now joined by the pure-country “That’s The Way Love Goes” (written by Lefty Frizzell and Sanger D. Shafer and brought to life by artists like Connie Smith, Merle Haggard and Johnny Rodriguez) and Electric Light Orchestra’s 1973 hit “Showdown” — a strutting funk rocker brought by Dunn into the honky tonk universe.
“‘That’s The Way Love Goes’ is an all-time favorite, it was one of those songs that we sang in every bar, club and beer joint that we played in back in my bar band days,” Dunn explains. “I think ‘Showdown’ is probably a curve ball to many country fans, it’s written by Jeff Lynne and was an Electric Light Orchestra hit.”
Dunn previously shared covers of Strait’s “Amarillo By Morning,” The Hollies’ “Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress),” Ace’s “How Long” and Hall’s “That’s How I Got To Memphis,” and he’ll keep dropping two new tracks (one country and one rock) each month until RE-DUNN’s release. The project will also feature songs by Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Buck Owens and more. Dunn was recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame as part of Brooks & Dunn, and his new project follows his 2016 solo album, Tattooed Heart.