Country songs explore such intense emotions as the pain of love gone bad, the loneliness of life on the range, and the thrill of reading Kerouac's On the Road for the second time. Feel the music with this GrouponLive deal to see Ronnie Dunn at the Conexus Arts Centre on Saturday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $29, you get one ticket for a seat in the grand-circle section or second balcony (up to a $58 value, including all fees).
- For $42, you get one ticket for a seat in the orchestra section (up to an $84.25 value, including all fees).
As half of “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” duo Brooks & Dunn, Ronnie Dunn has played everywhere from the arena to the rodeo, beer joints to casinos. His Texas twang and electric guitar chronicle 20 years of wide-ranging exploits on his self-titled debut solo album. After he and Kix Brooks played their last show together in 2010, Dunn set to work as the new album's sole producer and main songwriter. "This time around, I baked it,” he said. “I baked it and cooked it, and cooked it again.” His signature rowdy honky-tonk kicks through in the single “Let the Cowboy Rock,” and the poignant ballad of forgiveness, “Bleed Red," urges listeners to “turn the anger into water / let it slip through our hands.”
The evening of lovin’ and leavin’ unfolds inside the Conexus Arts Centre, formerly known as the Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts. Estevan brick and Manitoba Tyndall stone drape the centre’s sturdy facade, while its auditorium’s plush scarlet seats softly embrace onlookers before they rise for standing ovations and encores.