What does it say about the prospects for the week ahead when the first thing I read this morning was this?
After 15 years of playing country anthems, the “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” duo Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn are venturing into the literary world with their debut novel, “The Adventures of Slim and Howdy.”
Die-hard fans may recognize the characters of Slim and Howdy from the album liner notes in all Brooks Dunn albums. The twosome started telling tales in earnest on their 1991 debut “Brand New Man,” but it wasn’t until a few albums later that Brooks Dunn created their alter egos, Slim (Dunn) and Howdy (Brooks).
Though talked about for years, the book, which is divided into short chapters for easy — perhaps bathroom — reading, is finally in stores.
Of course, the obvious question is why would I possibly be reading about Brooks and Dunn? Don't ask.