Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon Karaoke Contest coincides with the duo’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibition
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, in partnership with Sony Music, presents Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon Karaoke Contest. The contest is in celebration of its new exhibition Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon, which opens Aug. 9, 2019, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, in partnership with Sony Music, is giving the duo’s fans a chance to enter the ultimate karaoke contest.
Fans are invited to submit a video of themselves singing their favorite Brooks & Dunn song through Friday, August 2nd. Ten finalists will be chosen from these submissions to compete live on Wednesday, August 28th at Losers Bar and Grill in Downtown Nashville for a chance to win the grand prize that includes an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas, tickets to Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas, a chance to explore the new exhibit, a recording session at Historic RCA Studio B and more.
Items featured in Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon include awards, custom-built instruments and personal artifacts, include: Dozens of awards presented to Brooks & Dunn between 1992 and 2006, including Grammys, CMA and ACM awards; Neon Circus & Wild West Show-themed Les Paul electric guitar, built for Brooks by the Gibson Custom Shop’s Master Luthier, Bruce Kunkel, in 2001. The instrument features rope-shaped binding and ornamentation; a hand-carved and painted cowgirl on the lower bout; carved volume and tone knobs in the shape of horned toads; mother-of-pearl cowgirl inlays on the fingerboard and headstock and a sterling silver pickguard engraved, “Brooks & Dunn, Neon Circus and Wild West Show;” Red cowboy boots decorated with steer’s head inlays, worn by Dunn when he was around five years old; Hand-tooled leather guitar strap made for Brooks by Hutch’s Custom Saddlery and embellished with oak leaf and acorn imagery and the names of Brooks’ wife, Barb, and their children, Molly and Eric; “Neon Moon”-themed archtop electric guitar with custom blue finish and crescent moon inlay, presented to Dunn in 2001 by the Gibson Custom Shop; Racing suits with steer’s head logos, worn by Brooks and Dunn when they drove 5/8th-scale Legends race cars in the 1990’s; Early draft lyrics to “Red Dirt Road,” written by Dunn.
On March 18, 2019, the Country Music Association announced that Brooks & Dunn were elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame. The duo will be inducted in October.