Ronnie Dunn (album)

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Ronnie Dunn
Ronnie Dunn album.jpg
Studio album by Ronnie Dunn
Released June 7, 2011
Genre Country
Southern Rock
Length 43:43
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Ronnie Dunn
Ronnie Dunn chronology
Ronnie Dunn
(2011)
Peace, Love, and Country Music
(2014)
Singles from Ronnie Dunn
  1. "Bleed Red"
    Released: January 31, 2011
  2. "Cost of Livin'"
    Released: June 27, 2011
  3. "Let the Cowboy Rock"
    Released: January 16, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Ronnie Dunn is the debut solo studio album from country music artist Ronnie Dunn. The album was released on June 7, 2011, via Arista Nashville. The album is Dunn's first release of music in nearly 25 years; he released three singles in the 1980s without issuing an album.

The album's lead-off single, "Bleed Red", was released to country music radio on January 31, 2011, and became a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. A second single, "Cost of Livin'", was scheduled to be released to radio on June 27, 2011, however, the single entered the country chart two weeks before its release, debuting at number 56 on the country chart.

Background[edit]

Ronnie Dunn is Dunn's first solo music in 25 years and comes less than a year after his split as one-half of Brooks & Dunn.[2] Dunn also wrote or co-wrote nine of the album's twelve tracks. "Bleed Red", the first single, was one of the three that he did not write or co-write.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Singer In a Cowboy Band" Ronnie Dunn, Craig Wiseman 3:31
2. "I Don't Dance" Dunn, David Lee Murphy, Wiseman 3:49
3. "Your Kind of Love" Maile Misajon, Jeremy Stover 3:35
4. "How Far to Waco" Dunn, Terry McBride 3:27
5. "Once" Jamie Floyd, Phillip LaRue, Pete Sallis 3:43
6. "Cost of Livin'" Phillip Coleman, Dunn 4:10
7. "Bleed Red" Andrew Dorff, Tommy Lee James 3:49
8. "Last Love I'm Tryin'" Dunn 4:07
9. "Let the Cowboy Rock" Dunn, Dallas Davidson 2:55
10. "I Can't Help Myself" Dunn, McBride 3:43
11. "I Just Get Lonely" Dunn 3:17
12. "Love Owes Me One" Dunn, McBride, Bobby Pinson 3:37

Personnel[edit]

  • Mike Brignardello – bass guitar
  • Jim "Moose" Brown – piano
  • Perry Coleman – background vocals
  • J.T. Corenfloselectric guitar
  • Melodie Crittenden – background vocals
  • Chad Cromwelldrums
  • Eric Darken – percussion
  • Ronnie Dunn – lead vocals
  • Mike Durham – electric guitar
  • Shawn Fichter – drums
  • Shannon Forrest – drums, percussion
  • Paul Franklinsteel guitar
  • Kevin "Swine" Grantt – bass guitar
  • Trey Gray – drums
  • Ashley Greenberg – background vocals
  • Kenny Greenberg – electric guitar
  • Joe Hardy – piano
  • Rob Harrington – bass guitar
  • Mike Haynes – trumpet
  • Wes Hightower – background vocals
  • Charles Judge – keyboards, piano, synthesizer
  • Kim Keyes – background vocals
  • Tony King – acoustic guitar
  • Troy Lancaster – electric guitar
  • Pat McGrath – acoustic guitar
  • Jerry McPherson – electric guitar
  • Gary Morse – steel guitar
  • The Nashville String Machine – strings
  • Kim Parent – background vocals
  • Steve Patrick – trumpet
  • Michael Payne – electric guitar
  • Brian Pruitt – drums
  • Michael Rhodes – bass guitar
  • Dwaine Rowe – keyboards, organ
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas – bass guitar
  • Judsen Spence – background vocals
  • Bryan Sutton – acoustic guitar, mandolin
  • Lou Toomey – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Bergen White – string arrangements, conductor
  • John Willis – acoustic guitar
  • Glenn Worf – bass guitar
  • Reese Wynans – organ, piano

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Ronnie Dunn debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top Country Albums, selling 45,000 copies in the U.S.[3] As of August 2016, the album has sold 266,000 copies in the US.[4]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
UK Country Albums[5] 9
Canadian Albums Chart 20
US Billboard 200 5
US Billboard Top Country Albums 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country
[6]
US
[7]
CAN
[8]
2011 "Bleed Red" 10 62 67
"Cost of Livin'" 19 86
2012 "Let the Cowboy Rock" 31
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Notes[edit]

Preceded by
This Is Country Music by Brad Paisley
Top Country Albums number-one album
June 25, 2011
Succeeded by
My Kinda Party by Jason Aldean