A collection of music’s biggest hits are getting ‘re-dunn’ by country crooner Ronnie Dunn. The Dunn half of Brooks & Dunn has been teasing a covers album on social media, and recently revealed the name of the project.
While there is no official release date for Re-Dunn yet, fans will soon get to hear his take on 24 classic songs like Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down,” Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl,” Buck Owen’s “Together Again,” Simply Red’s “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” and others.
“[Nashville] is a song town,” he recently told Billboard when discussing country’s affinity for storytelling compared to rock’s more broad lyrics. “I’m working on a rock covers project for another label. If you go in and start listening to those lyrics, you go, ‘What? There’s no story here.’ They’re just throwing words together that are kind of like ‘whatever.’ They rhyme somewhere down in there and the meanings are all impressionistic.”
Dunn added of the project that now features an array of genres, “We’re all realist writers, if you were going to compare it to art. I think about it a lot. This town, if we were painters, we’d paint realism with a real tight brushstroke. Every word has to count because we’re telling stories. In rock and other genres, they don’t. They paint lyrics or write them with a broad stroke and your imagination takes you there.”
Re-Dunn is the latest project from the singer, who, in April, released Reboot with his musical partner Kix Brooks. The album featured many of country music’s brightest new acts and re-imagined versions of their biggest hits.
No word yet on when Ronnie Dunn’s Re-Dunn will be released.