Place Covered: Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2012-09-13
Subjects: Brooks, Kix | Country music | Brooks & Dunn (Musical group) | Dunn, Ronnie | Film Industry | Tax credits | Music and the Internet
- Courtney, Beth Host
- Godoy, Al Producer
- Brooks, Kix Interviewee
This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from December 18, 2012, features an interview with Kix Brooks conducted by Beth Courtney. Brooks, a native of Shreveport, is a country musician best known for his work with Brooks & Dunn. He is also the host of “American Country Countdown,” a syndicated radio program. He discusses: the feeling of coming home; his family farm south of Monroe; his wine vineyards in Tennessee; his time as a theater major at Louisiana Tech University; his production company; the Louisiana film tax credits; the end of his partnership with Ronnie Dunn; playing clubs in New Orleans after college; his transition into song writing; helping new talent; the political campaigns that use his songs; his song “Red Dirt Road”; his feelings about Louisiana; hosting “American Country Countdown”; the impact of the Internet on music; the differences between country music and pop music; the initial development of his partnership with Dunn; and performing for service members in Iraq.