Country Music is saddened this week by the Brooks & Dunn announcement that the duo is splitting up after 20 years of making music. The pair came together on Tuesday to talk exclusively with CMT Insider's Katie Cook about their mutual decision to retire the band.
"We feel good about it, though, I mean honestly, we both feel like it's just too good of a horse to ride it into the ground, so that’s kinda it," said Kix Brooks. The longtime partners insist there is no animosity, and that they will remain very close friends.
"I think we realized this may be it, but if it is, the one thing that we will always have in common is how much we appreciate our fans and what they have given us, not just the lifestyle but the 20 years of going on stage…so we just immediately went into how do we wrap this thing up? What’s the classy, right way for us to do this? And that’s what we’re focusing on now," he continued.
The interview will air Saturday, Aug. 15, at 1:30 p.m. EST. For video, visit CMT.com.
Fans can still look forward to one more Brooks & Dunn album, #1s…And Then Some, to hit stores Sept. 8, followed by a 2010 farewell tour the pair has dubbed The Last Rodeo.