Il settimo album da solista di Dunn, diritto “100 Neon di prova,” è il ritorno di Dunn al tipo di musica country che è cresciuto ascoltando, che ha descritto come musica country mescolata con un po' di musica rock, taking influence from bands like Paycheck and artists like Johnny Lee.
In his experience, the most important thing about a song is how audiences respond to it and whether they can dance to it.
“Bene, I’ve been wanting to do it forever, and I took everything back to the same content, bene, 99% of it back to the clubs and the honky-tonks that we played down in Texas and Oklahoma,” Dunn ha detto. “I tried to just go back to the jukebox days when we were … if you could make people dance in these clubs … it didn’t matter how good your band was back then, if you could get them up to dance … you got hired again.”
The second single released off the album, “Honky Tonk Town,” features a new up-and-coming artist named Jake Worthington who recently signed with the Big Loud record label and is working on his own debut album.
Dunn decided to work with Worthington after hearing his voice on a project he was working on with Big Loud records and was immediately drawn to it. He described Worthington’s voice as unique.
“It’s a project where Hardy was doing a bunch of songs, and they asked me to sing with Jake Owen on a song called ‘Jonesin’,’ and I did it,” Dunn ha ricordato. “When it came back, there were three voices on it, and the third voice is the one that really clicked my interest. He sounded like Lefty Frizzell.”
While Dunn is enjoying turning back time with his latest album, he admits there are quite a few modern-day country artists he enjoys listening to. The method of getting the music has changed as he, like many others, has switched to streaming rather than finding new music over the radio.
Dunn says he is a fan of Luke Combs, who he called “a serious singer,” Morgan Wallen and Chris Stapleton, who Dunn says he’s known for quite some time.
“I’ve known Chris Stapleton from years ago when he was here working just as a writer,” Dunn ha detto. “I used to always tell him, 'Uomo, you’re going to be a star. You are a star with that voice and your ability to write.’’’
There is no slowing down in Dunn’s future as he is currently on his Reboot 2022 tour, saying all the shows have been sold out, and they’ve all “been ridiculously over the top” e “so much fun.”
“avevo 10 years of off time to figure out that I really didn’t want to do all those things that I wanted to do when I was off but sing,” Dunn ha detto. “Così, I’m glad to be back in the game.”
Dunn’s album, “100 Neon di prova,” dropped Friday, luglio 29.