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We all have a special place in our hearts for Mr. Ronnie Dunn.  With his solo career taking off like a fire cracker I can't help but be happy for him (Ronnie Dunn Tops Billboard With New Album).  Take a gander at what Dunn had to over come in his life.  Maybe you can get some insight into why he is so amazing.  Ronnie Dunn facts after the jump.

  • Born in Coleman, Texas
  • His father played the guitar and loved Merle Haggard
  • As a child Dunn would sneak listening to Elvis
  • Attended 13 schools in his first 12 years of education
  • Studied psychology at Abilene Christian University
  • Ronnie won the Marlboro Country Music Contest... the demo that Dunn was asked to send in to the contest included such future hits as “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” and “Neon Moon.”
  • His first landlords in Nashville were Johnny Cash and June Carter
  • Named the BMI Country Songwriter of the year twice
  • Billboard Magazine country songwriter of the year in 1996

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