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Friday, August 20, 2010

Saturday To-Do: Brooks & Dunn

Posted By on Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 9:53 AM

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BROOKS & DUNN
7:30 p.m. Verizon Arena. $25-$69.75

For better or worse, a healthy chunk of Brooks & Dunn's legacy is cemented in "Boot Scootin' Boogie," that line-dancing classic/earwig that lodged itself in everyone's head back in 1991. But for better or worse, it was an untouchable opening statement for a band that would go on to sell more records than any other musical duo ever. Twenty-five million albums — including an unheard of five greatest hits compilations — sold in 19 years is no joke. With their astronomical commercial success and classic country songs like "My Maria" and "She Used to Be Mine," they're bound to leave one of the largest country music legacies ever after disbanding at the end of this, their "Last Rodeo" tour. And if last week's announcement that Verizon Arena had to open up an extra 1,200 seats to accommodate the massive demand for tickets is any indication, the high-energy duo may leave the arena with a new attendance record as well (and "Boot Scootin' Boogie" stuck in a record number of heads). The country megastars have the great Miranda Lambert along for the ride as well. Judging from the unbelievable string of albums she's released since 2005 in "Kerosene," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (this writer's pick for best country album of the last decade) and "Revolution," the melodic, bad-ass, refreshingly authentic wunderkind stands a shot to become her own brand of country legend.

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