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Ronnie Dunn Channels Merle Haggard And Metallica On Forthcoming Album

Ronnie Dunn Channels Merle Haggard And Metallica On Forthcoming Album
1/31/2013 3:17 PM ET

Ronnie Dunn, who is currently at work on his sophomore solo album, says the new record is "all over the map." Speaking with The Boot, the Brooks & Dunn member noted a range of influences on it, including Merle Haggard and Metallica.

"I like going and reaching just as far on the progressive end as I can and then coming right back with the next song and hitting you right square between the eyes with a good old fiddle and a straight traditional country song," he said.

"I've got one on there called 'Hey Haggard!' and another one called 'Country This,' which is almost Metallica, a tongue-in-cheek thing. There's an edge to this one that the other album didn't have -- and I loved the other one. When you're in the moment that's always the best record you've ever made. But the mule's definitely kicking in the barn!" he added.

"Cost of Livin'," a single from his solo debut, is up for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song at this year's Grammys.

by RTT Staff Writer

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