In 1996, Brooks & Dunn released “My Maria” and it became an iconic song for the duo.Continue reading Video Vault: “My Maria”
By Aaron Wagner
In 1998, two of the biggest acts in country music came together on a song that would spearhead both acts’ next albums.
Long time friends Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn went out on tour together during 1997 and it was during this time that the idea for collaborating on a song like “If You See Him/If You See Her” was born.
The song was written by Terry McBride (“Play Something Country”, “Proud of the House We Built”), Jennifer Kimball (“I Can Love You Like That”), and Tommy Lee James (“She’s My Kind of Rain”).
There was a little hiccup with the song as Reba and Brooks & Dunn were on competing labels, both wanting the song to be under their flagship artist. A compromise was struck as the song appeared on both albums with the two record labels jointly promoting the song. Reba’s album would be called If You See Him while Brooks & Dunn’s album was called If You See Her.
The song reached the top of the charts where it stayed at #1 for two weeks.
We chat about the cool project Granger Smith is embarking on and how it might affect the country music industry. We share our thoughts on Brooks & Dunn’s Reboot album, Reba’s latest album, and just how great of a night the ACM Awards was earlier in the month.
Brooks & Dunn are back!…err…well sort of.
“My Maria” is arguably Brooks and Dunn’s biggest hit ever. But did you know it’s not even theirs originally? It’s actually a cover of another artist.