Ronnie Dunn Announces Signing With Nash Icon

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Photo courtesy Ronnie Dunn.

Ronnie Dunn says he has signed a new recording contract with Nash Icon. In a Nov. 27 Facebook post, Dunn told fans that he has inked with Nash Icon, a co-venture between Big Machine Label Group and Cumulus Media.

“Got my new company cap yesterday…..NASHIcon / NASHChetta / Big Machine. Thanks Narvel, Jim Weatherston, Scott Borchetta,” Dunn wrote on Facebook, thanking Nash Icon GM Jim Weatherson, and BMLG’s Scott Borchetta, and (presumably) manager Narvel Blackstock. In the comments below the post, Dunn states, “Record deal with Big Machine / NASH Icon.” The status update included this photo of Dunn wearing a cap emblazoned with the words “NashChetta.”

The signing would put Dunn on the same label with Reba (wife to Blackstock), who became the first signee with Nash Icon in October 2014.

The signing also puts Dunn under the same corporate umbrella (Cumulus Media) as his longtime Brooks & Dunn partner Kix Brooks, who hosts the Cumulus syndicated radio show American Country Countdown. The duo parted ways in 2010, performing their final concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. After releasing a self-titled solo album on Arista Nashville, Dunn split with his longtime label home, and later started Little Will-E Records.

In a different post on Nov. 26, Dunn stated, “…talkin’ to Kix, Kix is talkin’ back,” which spurred fans to inquire about a possible reunion of the famed country duo. Dunn quickly added, “not sayin’ reunion.”

The label has not officially announced a deal with Dunn.


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