Ten Million People Tune In Brooks & Dunn "Last Rodeo" Special
May 24, 2010 at 2:30 PM (PT)
More than 10 million people tuned in to see “ACM Presents: BROOKS & DUNN -- The Last Rodeo” on CBS-TV last night (5/24) from 8-10p (ET). The special came in second in viewing, up against ABC-TV’s “Lost” finale and NCB-TV’s “Celebrity Apprentice” season finale.
The special featured performances BY JASON ALDEAN, KENNY CHESNEY, FAITH HILL, JENNIFER HUDSON, LADY ANTEBELLUM, MIRANDA LAMBERT, REBA MCENTIRE, TIM MCGRAW, BRAD PAISLEY, RASCAL FLATTS, DARIUS RUCKER, GEORGE STRAIT, SUGARLAND, TAYLOR SWIFT, CARRIE UNDERWOOD and KEITH URBAN with presenters DR. MAYA ANGELOU, MIRANDA COSGROVE & MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY. Ticket proceeds from the television taping went to ACM LIFTING LIVES, which has earmarked funding for those affected by the recent floods in MIDDLE TENNESSEE.
During the tribute concert, KIX BROOKS and RONNIE DUNN received the ACADEMY’s “Milestone Award” in recognition of their 20-year career and were honored for holding the record for the most wins of any artist in the ACADEMY’s history. BROOKS & DUNN have 27 ACM Awards in total, including three prior “Entertainer of the Year” awards and a “Top Vocal Duo” award that they received during the ACM AWARDS broadcast in APRIL. They hold the record for most “Top Vocal Duo” wins, with 16 awards, eight of which are consecutive from 2000-2007.
BROOKS & DUNN have had 23 #1 hits, sold more than 30 million records, and won more than 80 major industry awards during their career.
For more on BROOKS & DUNN, including ticket information for their “Last Rodeo” tour, visit www.brooks-dunn.com.