08/30/06 - Ron Keel Forms Brooks & Dunn Tribute Act
Ron Keel has revealed his latest project, a Brooks & Dunn tribute act. The former Steeler / Keel vocalist will be
playing / singing the part of Ronnie Dunn. The duo will be called Steers & Stripes.
"While singing Country music for the past 15 years, I have often gotten vocal comparisons to Ronnie Dunn, which I consider a huge compliment; Ronnie Dunn has one of the best Country voices of all time, a sweet high tenor with an amazing style and an ability to bring out the very best in every song he sings. I have been a B&D fan since the release of their first album, which led to the idea of trying to build a show that would pay tribute to the most successful vocal duo in Country Music history.
The concept started as a hobby, and progressed into much more. In fact, I hired IronHorse to back us up at our very first show September 4, 2004, at the Maury County Fair in Columbia Tennessee.
This explains my visual transformation over the past couple of years, with the drastic change of hairstyle
and the beard/goatee that are necessary for me to properly execute this role.
I know that my many projects and identities have sometimes led to confusion among my fans and those who have attempted to keep up with my activities and understand the motivation behind them. I think it's obvious now after 25 years in this business that I am motivated by a sense of adventure, to climb new mountains and tackle new challenges, to have fun and entertain people along my journey through this life. This project is yet another extension of that desire.
This in no way affects my dedication to Rock & Metal, or my original music - and I assure you Ron Keel is alive and well and will continue to tour, record, and perform my own music. But I am very proud of my work with Steers & Stripes and Country Music USA, and felt that the time was right to share aspect of my life with my fans."
A video of Steers & Stripes is available for viewing and can be viewed
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