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'Tis the season, hunting season, and three-time Entertainers of the Year Kix Brooks & Ronnie Dunn celebrated in the virile tradition of the wild. The duo -- known for their full-tilt approach -- headed south for some good old fashioned duck hunting on the bayous of Louisiana with good friends and baseball stars Rick Sutcliffe and Ryan Klesko in tow.
Certainly spending time with good friends after a big year of touring is a great way to get the holidays started. In addition to the obvious bonding nature of the hunt, there were also plenty of good times and even better food.
"I actually like gumbo even better than I like hunting," Brooks admits of the trip. "For me, it's my time in the swamp. I don't get to go home very much so keeping up my duck blinds is a great excuse to get back to Louisiana every year. It always brings back such great memories..."
Brooks & Dunn have been in the studio putting the final touches on their next album -- slated for late spring 2001 release -- with noted producer Mark Wright. They are also in the midst of creating their stage show for their much-anticipated Neon Circus and Wild West Show, which promises to be an even more full-throttle proposition than last year's record attendance tour for the Grammy-winning duo.