By the time Kenny Chesney came along in 1994, Brooks & Dunn were already superstars.
From the moment they released their debut single just three years earlier, they had already accumulated seven chart toppers, two No. 2 hits, and landed two more songs on the Top 10 charts.
In 2010 as the famed duo was entering what turned out to be their first retirement, nearly every country star in the world gathered for a special show dedicated to them. George Strait, Faith Hill, Reba McEntire, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban all came out to pay homage to the country duo.
Chesney was just one of the stars who took the stage that night. He told the audience that when they were on tour together, Brooks & Dunn didn’t include the song “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone” on their set list, so he put it on his. Chesney then invited Kix & Ronnie to join him onstage for the aptly titled tune.
What ensued was one of the most magical moments the guys have ever been a part of. Chesney led the way, and if you didn’t know better you’d think the song was his own.
Thankfully Brooks & Dunn have wised up and have since reunited.