Brand New Man (song)

"Brand New Man"
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Single by Brooks & Dunn
from the album Brand New Man
B-side"I'm No Good"
ReleasedJune 10, 1991
LabelArista AS-2232
Songwriter(s)Kix Brooks
Don Cook
Ronnie Dunn
Producer(s)Don Cook
Scott Hendricks
Brooks & Dunn singles chronology
"Brand New Man"
"My Next Broken Heart"

"Brand New Man" is a song recorded by American country music duo Brooks & Dunn, written by Kix Brooks, Don Cook and Ronnie Dunn. It was released in June 1991 as their debut single, and was served as the first single and title track from their debut album of the same name, and their first Number One single on the country charts,[1] thus making them only the second country music band in history to have its debut single reach Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart (behind Diamond Rio's "Meet in the Middle" from four months earlier).

In 2019, Brooks & Dunn re-recorded "Brand New Man" with American country music singer Luke Combs for their album, Reboot. This version peaked at number 42 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, and at number 30 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.


The song's narrator is telling his lover that he is a "brand new man" thanks to her.

Music video[]

The music video for this song features Brooks & Dunn singing the song at a concert. Scenes also feature the duo singing and playing guitar in a desert, and them drinking at local bars. The video was directed by Michael Merriman. Both this and the video for "My Next Broken Heart," were shot in the same Texas town, featured the same actress, and filmed at the same time.

Chart positions[]

"Brand New Man" debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of June 22, 1991.

Chart (1991) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
Chart (2019) Peak
Canada Country (Billboard)[4] 40
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[5] 42
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 30

Year-end charts[]

Chart (1991) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 63
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 34


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 978-0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1634." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 28, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Brooks & Dunn Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Brooks & Dunn Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Brooks & Dunn Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1991". RPM. December 21, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  7. ^ "Best of 1991: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.