One half of Brooks and Dunn which is one of the most successful country music duo's in history is celebrating his birthday.  The mustache sporting Kix Brooks is turning 60 years old today.

Kix was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on May 12th, 1955.  Brooks was raised in Shreveport and after graduation he attended Louisiana Tech in Ruston where he majored in theatre arts.

Are you wondering how Brooks and Dunn was started?  Well Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn were both solo artists trying to make their way onto the country music scene when it was suggested that they should team up as a duo and in 1990 the super duo Brooks and Dunn were formed.

From 1990 to 2010 the group released 50 singles and had 26 number one hits with the first one being "Brand New Man" in 1991.  Here is the video:

Brooks & Dunn won Top Vocal Duo from the Country Music Association or (CMA's) from 1991 to 2006 but didn't win it in 2000.  They also were the Academy of Country Music's or (ACM) Top Vocal Duo several years.  They also won several Entertainer of the Year awards from both the CMA's and the ACM's.

In 2010, Brooks and Dunn split up after 20 years together.  Kix went on to host a country countdown show and write music while Ronnie Dunn released a solo album.  The two decided in 2015 it was time to get back together.

Happy Birthday to Kix Brooks.  A true country music legend!