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Leon Eric “Kix” Brooks III was born on the 12th May 1955, in Shreveport, Louisiana USA, and is a country musician – singer and songwriter, probably best recognized as a member of the duo Brooks & Dunn. He is also recognized as a host of “American Country Countdown” on radio. Besides that, Kix is the Chairman and President of the Country Music Association (CMA). His professional career has been active since the 1990s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Kix Brooks is, as of early 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Kix’s net worth is over $45 million, which has been accumulated through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry.

 

Kix Brooks Net Worth $45 Million

Kix Brooks was raised with his sister in Shreveport, where he attended Riverside Elementary School, then Sewanee Military Academy, an Episcopalian institution. At the age of 12 he started playing the guitar. He subsequently enrolled at Louisiana Tech University to study Theatre Arts in Ruston. After graduation, Kix moved to Maine and started to work for his sister’s advertising company. In no time, his father spotted his talents and had an influence on him in starting to pursue a career in the world of entertainment as a musician. Kix moved to Nashville, and found a job at the Tree Publishing, working as a staff songwriter. He wrote a few hits, including the “Modern Day Romance”, sung by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1985.

Four years later, Kix released his self-titled debut solo album, but the release wasn`t as successful as he expected, as it even failed to chart. However, he didn`t quit music, as he formed a country duo with musician Ronnie Dunn, on a suggestion from Tim DuBois. The two released ten studio albums, five of which topped the US Country chart, which increased Kix’s net worth by a large degree. Their first album came out in 1991, entitled “Brand New Man”, reaching No. 3 on the US Chart, and also achieving six times Platinum status. Throughout the 1990s, their popularity was extraordinary, as every album they released achieved at least double platinum status. The album “Waitin’ on Sundown”, released in 1994, was their first No. 1 album, and was followed by another No. 1 album “Borderline” in 1996. Before the 2000s, they released two more albums “If You See Her” (1998), and “Tight Rope” (1999), which further added to Brooks` net worth.

They continued to line up success after success in the 2000s, with the albums “Steers & Stripes” (2001), which was their third No. 1. The next two albums “Red Dirt Road” (2003), and “Hillbilly Delux” (2005), also topped the charts, and achieved platinum status, further adding to Brooks` net worth.

Before their disbanded in 2009, the duo released one more album in 2007, entitled “Cowboy Town”. Most recently, the duo has reunited, and was on a tour in 2015, however, there are no details about a new studio album.

When Brooks and Dunn parted ways, Kix started to work on his second studio album, which he released in 2012, entitled “New to This Town”, and has also released his third album “Ambush at Dark Canyon”, in 2014, which has also added to his net worth.

Thanks to his talents, Brooks has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Country Music Association Vocal Duo of the Year 16 times as a part of Brooks & Dunn. Furthermore, he became a part of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2013.

Speaking about his personal life, Kix Brooks has been married to Barbara for over 30 years; the couple has two children. In free time he works with several charities, such as Monroe Harding Children’s Home, for which he is the local spokesperson.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 12, 1955
Birth place: Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Height:6' 2" (1.88 m)
Profession:Singer, songwriter
Education:Riverside Elementary School, Sewanee Military Academy (Episcopalian institution), Louisiana Tech University to study Theatre Arts in Ruston
Nationality:American
Spouse:Barbara Brooks (m. 1981-)
Awards:Louisiana Music Hall of Fame (2013), Country Music Association Vocal Duo of the Year (16 times)
Music groups:Brooks & Dunn
TV shows:“American Country Countdown”,
Albums:"New to This Town", “Waitin' on Sundown” (1994), “Borderline” (1996), “If You See Her” (1998), “Tight Rope” (1999), “Steers & Stripes” (2001), “Red Dirt Road” (2003), “Hillbilly Delux” (2005)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He and Ronnie Dunn split up in 2010 to concentrate on solo careers.
2He and Ronnie Dunn were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3As of the weekend of January 21-22, 2006, is the all-new host of "American Country Countdown," replacing Bob Kingsley who left at the end of 2005. "ACC" counts down the forty most played and listened-to songs on country radio as determined by Billboard Magazine and SoundScan.
4Graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana
5One-half of country singing duo, Brooks and Dunn.


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Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV Movie performer: "If You See Him / If You See Her"
Best of CMT Music Awards2009TV Special performer: "Tush", "Believe", "Only In America"
CMT Hot 20 Countdown2009TV Series performer - 4 episodes
40th Annual Country Music Association Awards2006TV Special performer: "Building Bridges"
CMT Insider2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
World Trade Center2006"Only in America"
Bones2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pink Cadillac1989writer: "If It Wasn't for the Heartache"
Youngblood1986performer: "Ain't Gonna Walk The Line"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
You're Gonna Miss Me2016completedElmer Montana
A Horse Story2016Champion (voice)
Timber the Treasure Dog2016Timber (voice)
To Appomattox2015TV Mini-SeriesWinfield Scott Hancock
A Country Christmas2013Duke the Horse (voice)
Born Wild2013Wade Locklin
Ambush at Dark Canyon2012Duke Donovan
8 Seconds1994Brooks & Dunn

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
You're Gonna Miss Me2016executive producer completed
American Country Countdown Top 10 Stories of 20152015TV Movie executive producer
A Country Christmas2013executive producer
Dug Up2013/Iexecutive producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Country Christmas2013music producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 50th Annual CMA Awards2016TV MovieHimself
Today2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Steak Out with Kix Brooks2015TV SeriesHimself - Host
Entertainment Tonight2010-2015TV SeriesHimself
2015 NHL Awards2015TV MovieHimself
I Am Dale Earnhardt2015DocumentaryKix Brooks
Headline Country2007-2014TV SeriesHimself
Kimberly's Simply Southern2014TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself
20/202012TV Series documentaryHimself - Country Singer (segment "The Greatest Women of Country Music")
Bring It on Home2012ShortHimself
CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock2012TV MovieHimself
Good Morning America2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest
New to This Town2012Video shortHimself
The 45th Annual CMA Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
CMT Insider2005-2011TV SeriesHimself / Themselves
Naked2011TV SeriesHimself
The Country Vibe with Chuck and Becca2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2010 CMT Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn -- The Last Rodeo2010TV MovieHimself
The 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
George Strait: ACM Artist of the Decade All Star Concert2009TV Special documentary
44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2009TV Special
Biography1995-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards2008TV SpecialHimself (as Brooks & Dunn)
Gone Country2008TV SeriesHimself
43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2008TV Special
41st Annual Country Music Association Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
The View2007TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2007TV SeriesHimself
42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself (as Brooks & Dunn)
One on One2007TV SeriesHimself
40th Annual Country Music Association Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
CMA Red Carpet 20062006TV MovieHimself
Race to the Red Carpet: 2006 Country Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself (as Brooks & Dunn)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
CMT: Greatest Men 20052005TV MovieHimself
39th Annual Country Music Association Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
38th Annual Country Music Association Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Host and Performer
Academy of Country Music Pre-Show2004TV MovieHimself
Las Vegas2004TV SeriesHimself
48 Hours2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The 2002 Billboard Music Awards2002TV SpecialHimself (as Brooks & Dunn)
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHimself / kix
CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The 29th Annual American Music Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Brooks & Dunn)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2001TV SeriesHimself
King of the Hill2000TV SeriesHimself
Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration2000TV Special documentaryHimself (as Brooks & Dunn)
The 27th Annual American Music Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Brooks & Dunn)
An All-Star Tribute to Johnny Cash1999TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
The 24th Annual American Music Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
30th Annual Country Music Association Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 23rd Annual American Music Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
1996 Billboard Music Awards1996TV SpecialHimself (as Brooks & Dunn)
Brooks & Dunn: You're Gonna Miss Me...1995Himself
29th Annual Country Music Association Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Late Show with David Letterman1994TV SeriesHimself
28th Annual Country Music Association Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 21st Annual American Music Awards1994TV SpecialHimself (as Brooks & Dunn)
Country Music Association's 35th Anniversary1993TV SpecialHimself
The Best of Country '92: Countdown at the Neon Armadillo1992TV SpecialHimself (as Brooks and Dunn)
26th Annual Country Music Association Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV MovieHimself
Crook & Chase2009TV SeriesHimself
Best of CMT Music Awards2009TV SpecialHimself (as Brooks & Dunn)
CMT Hot 20 Countdown2007-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Performer
CMT Insider2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
CMT Stacked2006TV SeriesHimself
CMT Crossroads2006TV SeriesHimself
Country Superstars: Video Hits2004Video shortHimself
CMT: 100 Greatest Music Videos2004TV MovieHimself

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