Leon Eric "Kix" Brooks III (born on May 12, 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA), is an American country music artist, best known for being one half of the duo Brooks & Dunn. The duo announced their retirement in August 2009 and performed their final concert on September 2, 2010 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Songfacts reports that New To This Town, the first solo single released by Kix Brooks since the ending of his musical partnership with Ronnie Dunn, will be released on Arista Nashville, on March 19, 2012.
Since January 2006, Brooks has hosted American Country Countdown, a syndicated radio countdown show based on Mediabase country charts. Brooks succeeded the show's former host, Bob Kingsley. Brooks is also co-owner of Arrington Vineyards with winemaker Kip Summers, and businessmen Fred Mindermann and John Russell. Arrington Vineyard is a winery located outside of Nashville.