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Released: August 31, 1991

Rating: 4.500 (average of 7 ratings)

Genre: country

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Brand New Man
  2. My Next Broken Heart
  3. Cool Drink of Water
  4. Cheating on the Blues
  5. Neon Moon
  6. Lost and Found
  7. I’ve Got a Lot to Learn
  8. Boot Scootin’ Boogie
  9. I’m No Good
  10. Still in Love with You


sales in U.S. only 6 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 6 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 10
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Brand New Man (6/22/91) #1 CW. Airplay: 2 million
  • My Next Broken Heart (10/12/91) #1 CW. Airplay: 1 million
  • Neon Moon (2/1/92) #1 CW. Airplay: 2 million
  • Boot Scootin’ Boogie (5/23/92) #1 CW, #50 US. Airplay: 2 million
  • Lost and Found (9/19/92) #6 CW

Brand New Man
Brooks & Dunn
“An impressive debut that proudly proclaims its country roots without being afraid to dip its toes into pop and rock, Brand New Man is an entertaining listen. Like most Nashville records from the early ‘90s, Brand New Man is short, barely clocking in over 30 minutes, but Brooks & Dunn have clearly brought their A material to the table. The voices of the leaders blend well, and they are backed by a crack Nashville band that handles the all-original material with ease” (Gioffre).

“Highlights include the insanely catchy title track and the almost Springsteen-esque Lost and Found. Fairly traditional country songs such as Cheating on the Blues cohabitate peacefully with more pop-oriented fare like Neon Moon and Still in Love with You. Thankfully, these latter tracks do not follow in the all-too-common mold of over-production that would bury the charms of these songs beneath string orchestras, rock guitars, and huge drums” (Gioffre).

“As individual vocalists, both Brooks and Dunn are competent and expressive, although they do lack something in originality and distinctiveness” (Gioffre).

“Although it’s probably too much to ask from this kind of record, it would still be great to hear this great band really letting loose in extended fashion; such small tastes as at the end of Cool Drink of Water make the listener thirsty for more” (Gioffre).

“Occupying the middle ground between Johnny Cash and the Eagles, Brooks & Dunn have put together a terrific group of songs that are memorable, hummable, and, most importantly, fun. Despite the diversity in the material, the album works well as a coherent whole. All in all, Brand New Man is a fine, fine collection of pop-country songs, masterfully played” (Gioffre).

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Last updated October 9, 2008.