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to this town" as the title says, he is taking on this town in a whole
new way, as s a solo artist.
While he's grateful to have spent 2
decades as one half of the award-winning duo Brooks & Dunn, he
reminds fans that this is really how it all began
"We both did
our own things, had our own bands for a lot of years before we met and
it sounds kind of cliche but twenty years went by in a blink of an eye."
So brooks penned 40-50 songs, recorded his favorites, and took the new set on the road.
starting over playing clubs, places that i played when i was in
college. I've gone from amphitheaters and big coliseums and big stuff
like that when Brooks & Dunn really hit its stride to back to doing
what's fun for me and that's playing music back to playing bars where
people are standing at the front of the stage." says Brooks.
he's happy to oblige fans who show up hoping to hear those Brooks &
Dunn hits he doesn't perform any that he didn't write.
some that I didn't sing, that Ronnie sang. It's not some effort to say
I'm not that person, I'm this person, it's part of my life." says
As if this solo effort on the music scene wasn't enough, these days brooks juggles many job titles, including winery owner.
make 18 different kinds of wines and that's something I really enjoy
and hang out there a lot. I've got a film production company, I host
american country countdown, which is the longest running countdown show
out there. I'm starting a new radio show". explains Brooks.
Friday, October 5 2012, 10:21 PM CDT
Pipeline work can continue at state natural area
May 24, 2013 11:16 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee environmental officials have given Piedmont Natural Gas permission to resume drilling on a Nashville pipeline project.
Work was halted on May 11 when a mixture of bentonite clay and water spilled from a drill into Otter Creek at the Radnor Lake State Natural Area.
The mud was later scraped out of the creek using buckets and hand tools.
Meredith Benton, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/199LA54 ) that Piedmont agreed to 11 new terms and conditions to prevent a recurrence of the spill.
Those include creating a pit to capture any spilled slurry and daily water quality monitoring.
Benton said the department has not decided whether to issue fines or citations.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
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