On Your Own – Sincere and Workmanlike ***

Ronnie Dunn could have taken it easy and rested on his laurels  – it is our fortune he chose otherwise.  Part of the of the country music team (Brooks and Dunn)  that produced 21 #1 songs Ronnie Dunn could have chosen to step away from music when the duo broke up in 2009.

With Ronnie Dunn, Dunn put together his first solo work in over 20 years.  The effort feels like an honest workmanlike effort with sounds and words that stick to the ribs.  Bleed Red is a #1 on the charts kind of effort but is not the only song that will stay with you.  Last Love I’m Tryin and Cost of Livin’ ultimately seem to have more heart and soul for me.

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