Ronnie Dunn strapped on his guitar at The Stage and surprised a crowd from the streets of Lower Broadway on Tuesday (11/8), the night before the CMA broadcast. His performance is said to have been recorded, but no further details were available.
“I figured I’d play beer joints for free,” Dunn said during his set, which featured a mariachi and a few songs from his former life, including “Neon Moon,” “Red Dirt Road,” “Something Bout You” and “Play Something Country.”
“Getting the music back to the people, back to the bars makes me feel more alive,” says the man who made his mark playing beer joints around Oklahoma before chasing a dream to Music City in the late 80s. “Country music is real life, where it’s lived and breathed… and you don’t get much real-er than playing for people packed in a bar that’s too hot, too loud and are too ready to forget everything that’s troubling them.”
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