Kix Brooks Biography
Kix Brooks whose birth name is Leon Eric Brooks, III, is an American country music artist, actor, and film producer best known for being one half of the duo Brooks & Dunn and host of radio’s American Country Countdown. Prior to the duo’s foundation, he was a singer and songwriter, charting twice on Hot Country Songs and releasing an album for Capitol Records.
He has a sister, a half-sister, and a half-brother; his father also adopted a son of his third wife.
Kix Brooks Age
Brooks grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana on May 12, 1955. He is currently 64 years old as of 2019.
Kix Brooks Height|Weight
Kix Brooks has an average height and weight. His estimated body measurement has not been disclosed yet but will be updated soon.
Kix Brooks Education
After Kix graduating from the former Sewanee Military Academy, an Episcopal school in Sewanee, Tennessee, Brooks attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, where he was a theater arts major.
Kix Brooks Wife
Brooks is married to wife Barbara. The couple are blessed with a son and daughter. the name of their children have not been disclosed.
Kix Brooks Career
Brooks released an album, Kix Brooks, in 1989 on Capitol Records. This album also featured the song Sacred Ground, which became a No. 2 country hit for McBride & the Ride in 1992.
He was one half of country music duo Brooks & Dunn, whose 1991 debut album, Brand New Man, generated four number-one hit singles on the country charts. Brooks usually provided backing vocals on their songs and singles. The singles featuring Brooks on lead vocals include, You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone, which went to No. 1, Lost and Found, Rock My World , Mama Don’t Get Dressed Up for Nothing, South of Santa Fe and Why Would I Say Goodbye.
On August 10, 2009, Brooks & Dunn announced to their fans, via their website that they intended to disband after twenty years of touring. According to the short statement released on their web site, Brooks & Dunn intended to release a greatest hits album, tour during the rest of 2009, and have a farewell tour in 2010.
Brooks resumed his solo career in 2012, releasing a new 12-track album on September 11, 2012. New to This Town features nine songs co-written by Brooks, including the album’s first single, the title track. He followed up his second album with the soundtrack to the western film Ambush at Dark Canyon in 2014. Brooks composed the majority of the musical score as well as starring in the film.
Since January 2006, Brooks has hosted American Country Countdown, a syndicated radio countdown show based on Mediabase (originally was BILLBOARD, from 2006 to August 2009), country charts. Brooks succeeded the show’s former host, Bob Kingsley. Brooks is also co-owner of Arrington Vineyards with winemaker Kip Summers, and businessmen John Russell. Arrington Vineyard is a winery located outside of Nashville.
In 2013, Kix launched the film company Team Two Entertainment along with Eric Brooks. The company makes independent films that Kix produces and occasionally appears as an actor in. In 2015, Brooks signed a deal with Cooking Channel to host Steak Out with Kix Brooks, in which he travels around America in search of the best steakhouses.
Kix Brooks Awards
Brooks and Dunn have won more Country Music Association awards and Academy of Country Music awards than any act in the history of country music.
In 2005, Brooks, along with timber industrialist Roy O. Martin Jr., the civil rights pioneer Andrew Young, and the Louisiana State University sports legends Paul Dietzel and Sue Gunter were among those named a Louisiana Legend by Louisiana Public Broadcasting.
On July 13, 2013, during his performance at Paragon Casino, Marksville, Louisiana, Kix Brooks was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Kix Brooks Albums
- Everybody has a story
- New to this town
- Cowboy town
- It won’t be christmas Without You
- Steers and Stripes
- Kix Brooks
Kix Brooks Songs
- Neon Moon
- Brand New Man
- Boot scootin’ boogie
- My Maria
- Red Dirt Road
- Only in America
- Cowgirls dont cry
- Ain’t nothing bout you
- Hillbilly Deluxe
- Lost and Found
- That ain’t no way to go
- Play something country
- New to this town
- She’s not the cheatin kind
- The last rodeo
- Little miss Honky Tonk
- Why would I say goodbye
- How long gone
Kix Brooks Net Worth
The famous American country music artist, actor, and film producer Brooks is best known for being one half of the duo Brooks & Dunn who has a net worth of $45 million dollars.