About the host:
Kix Brooks was born and raised in Shreveport, LA where he hit the ground running and has never slowed down. He got into music at a young age which eventually lead him to Nashville where he started his career writing hit songs for other artists such as the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Highway 101, and John Conlee.
In 1990 Kix teamed with Ronnie Dunn to form Brooks & Dunn, who are the highest selling duo in the history of country music. They sold more than 30 million records, won more than 75 major industry awards, and had 20 #1 hits during their 20-year run together.
In 2006 Kix took over the hosting reins of the long-running syndicated radio program, American Country Countdown, where every week he counts country music’s Top 30 songs. It’s a fresh, fun, upbeat approach that brings together country music’s top celebrities, hit music, and the fans. The broadcast industry has taken note and honored Kix with the CMA National Broadcast Personality of the Year Award in 2009, 2011, and 2013, making him the first person to ever win a CMA Award in both the artist and broadcast categories.
Additionally, Kix raises Beefmaster cattle on his farm just outside of Nashville and is also a founding partner of Arrington Vineyards a highly successful winery and special events venue in Arrington, TN.
Kix continues to give back to his community through his involvement with organizations such as the Country Music Association, Operation Finally Home, Veterans Matter, Tennessee Tourism Board, and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. In December 2014 Kix was named the first recipient of the Country Music Association’s Humanitarian Award.