Ronnie Dunn, of the popular country music duo Brooks and Dunn, might just have the best New Year’s Eve tradition out there. It has become an annual common practice that on New Year’s Eve the Dunn family gather around to watch their Christmas tree explode. That’s right….explode!
“We take our Christmas tree down to the bonfire pit and we tie these mortar fireworks things to the limbs, and light it up, and everybody runs. And ya know, it blows up and explodes and catches on fire. Pretty funny stuff,” Dunn explained.
While it does sound a bit “don’t try this at home”, it has to be a very impressive sight to see a giant tree go up in flames.
When Dunn isn’t blowing up trees, he is helping military families with the help of Country Outfitter and Folds of Honor. Folds of Honor provides educational support for spouses and children of wounded and fallen soldiers. Dunn will be flying one family who lost their husband/father in Afghanistan out to Las Vegas to his current show with Kix Brooks and Reba McEntire titled “Reba, Brooks and Dunn: Together in Vegas”. The two daughters in the family will also receive scholarships for their education.
“This life that I live is almost too good to be true in so many ways. When Country Outfitter presented me the opportunity to make someone’s Christmas a little brighter, I knew I wanted to use it to shine a light on the incredible work of Folds of Honor,” Dunn says. “The service and sacrifices that these heroic people have and continue to make can never be forgotten.”
Next May, “Reba, Brooks and Dunn: Together in Vegas” will meet back up for another round of shows on their Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Meanwhile, Dunn continues to work on his debut album for Nash Icon Records, with Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts as the producer.
Ronnie Dunn recently released a single with his record label Nash Icon titled “Ain’t No Trucks in Texas” this past October which will be on the new album. Listen to it below!