Former Tulsan Ronnie Dunn has been making some TV appearances in the past week or two in support of his new album “Peace Love and Country Music.”
Check out the singer-songwriter and his band doing a raucous rendition of “Country This” last week on “The View.” You can also listen to the track “You Should See You Now,” via Billboard.com, by clicking here.
As previously reported, “Peace Love and Country Music” marks Dunn’s debut as an indie recording artist. Since departing Brooks & Dunn and later leaving Arista Nashville, where he released his initial solo album in 2011, former Tulsan has become a fiercely independent musician, starting his own Little Will-E Records last year.
The album features 14 tracks, and many will sound familiar to his loyal fans, since he has previewed several of them on Facebook.
Dunn had a hand in writing six of the album’s songs. In addition to penning “Let’s Get the Beer Joint Rockin’,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “Country in Texas” on his own, he shares co-writing credits on “Grown Damn Man,” “Cowgirls Rock N Roll” and “Thou Shalt Not.”
“Peace Love and Country Music” follows Dunn’s self-titled first solo effort, which yielded the top 10 hit “Bleed Red” and Grammy-nominated “Cost of Livin’.” The latter was nominated for both best country song and best country solo performance at the 55th Grammy Awards.
In 2013, Dunn sparked a grassroots-style Facebook campaign, asking followers to suggest venues where he and his band would “Play for Beer” while on the road. After receiving an overwhelming number of requests to play in Morgantown, W.Va., Dunn played his first “Play for Beer” show at Schmitt’s Saloon on Oct. 25. All proceeds went to Operation Welcome Home, a local nonprofit that supports veterans.
Of course, as previously reported, Dunn also joined Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, Sammy Hagar and more last July at the OK Twister Relief Concert benefiting victims of the devastating 2013 Oklahoma tornadoes. The proud Oklahomans brought in a record-breaking 60,000-plus sold-out crowd to the University of Oklahoma Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, with all proceeds going to the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s May Tornadoes Relief Fund.