Red Dirt Road - Brooks & Dunn
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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

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  • Summary: The duo of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn return with a follow-up to 2001's 'Steers and Stripes.'
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
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  1. The CD hits a high point with the churning, turboed bluegrass of ''Caroline.'' But it's all just a warm-up for the title track, in which the pair's recollections of rites of passage form a gutsy account of the terrible beauty of coming of age.
  2. Some of the best country rock in over a decade.
  3. Everything about this album moves the duo up a level.
  4. Red Dirt Road is not just one of Brooks & Dunn's most ambitious records, it's also one of their best.
  5. Red Dirt Road is sort of the Seabiscuit of country records--a cornball bit of entertainment that works because it carries great truths.
  6. Nobody in Nashville has a truer, fuller tenor than Dunn; he excels here, amid vivid arrangements that emphasize the band's roots.
  7. 60
    There are solid songs here... but the spliced-on attempts at gritty authenticity make every note on this record sound test-marketed. [#18, p.121]
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  1. PaulaF
    Sep 21, 2003
    10
    Phenomenal -- great mix of diverse music.
  2. ChrisH
    Sep 26, 2003
    10
    It's great.... Red Dirt Road inspires me and reminds me alot of my childhood.
  3. PatM
    Oct 14, 2003
    10
    This is a great album from my favorite duo. Ronnie Dunn has a great voice.
  4. ChesterL
    Jan 6, 2005
    10
    This song ain't just for homeless beavers!!!!

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