Bleed Red-Ronnie Dunn (Arista)

One of the two or three most recognizable voices is Modern Country music is back with us, showing here that Kix was just along for the ride, a good visual aid. Of course, we all knew that. It’s this voice that made the duo a brand name. I think most of us are going to like the song instantly. I expect you’ll get some calls from listeners about it right off. Now that I’ve heard it several times, though, I’m guessing it won’t have really long legs. I love the voice and the “we all bleed red” is a fine lyric line, but there ain’t much of a hum-along hook melody to go with it.