Kix Brooks will release his first Arista Nashville solo single, "New To This Town," on March 19. After spending 20 years as one half of Brooks & Dunn, the most successful duo in country music history, Brooks is heading in his own direction.

The single features Joe Walsh (my favorite Eagle) and was co-written by Brooks and friends Marv Green (Brooks & Dunn's Proud Of The House We Built) and Terry McBride (Brooks & Dunn hits If You See Him/If You See Her and Play Something Country).

"After a couple phone calls, and the sending of a music file across the internet, the man himself put his stamp on New To This Town like only Joe Walsh could," Brooks said.

Kix has been keeping himself busy with his weekly countdown show, "American Country Countdown." Check it Sunday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon on KNUE.

Some of you may not know Kix actually released an LP record in 1989 with Capitol Records. "Sacred Ground" was the only charted single out of three releases from that album. It reached No. 87 on the Billboard Country chart in 1989. Three years later, McBride and the Ride took the song to No. 2.