Brooks & Dunn to reunite in 2015 for Las Vegas shows with Reba

Brooks & Dunn to reunite in 2015 for Las Vegas shows with Reba
Ronnie Dunn, left, with Reba McEntire and Kix Brooks at a news conference in Las Vegas announcing their upcoming residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. (Ethan Miller)

Country duo Brooks & Dunn will reunite in 2015 for a dozen shows in Las Vegas with Reba McEntire at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. However, it's not clear yet whether the reunion will continue into a recording studio for the most successful country duo of the 1990s and 2000s.

After scoring 20 No. 1 singles and five No. 1 albums on Billboard's country charts, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn announced in 2009 that they would split, and then spent another year on a farewell tour. Each subsequently released a solo album, which didn't fare as well commercially as most of Brooks & Dunn's duo recordings.

Dunn and McEntire are now label mates under the new Nash Icon brand started by Big Machine Records founder Scott Borchetta. McEntire was the first artist Borchetta signed to his new label.

Dunn recently posted a photo of himself on his Facebook wearing a Nash Icon baseball cap with the message, "Got my new cap yesterday … Thanks Narvel, Jim Weatherston, Scott Borchetta." He also posted a message stating "Talking to Kix … he's talking back," and then added "Not saying reunion," before the announcement of the performances with McEntire.

The run of Vegas shows, over dates opened up by Celine Dion's recent announcement that she's putting her career on hold to focus on her family, is slated to open June 24 and extend into December. They are scheduled for three shows each in June and July and the other half a dozen all in December. Tickets go on sale Saturday, and more information is available at the Caesars Palace website.

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