October 3, 1996 |
Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, once struggling solo artists before teaming up, were named Wednesday as the Country Music Association's entertainers of the year. In addition to the top honor at the 30th annual CMA Awards, Brooks & Dunn won their fifth consecutive award for best vocal duo. "We're going to be a duo for as long as you let us be a duo," Dunn said during ceremonies at the Grand Ole Opry House. Alan Jackson, last year's entertainer of the year, did not win an award.