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Ronnie Dunn's first solo release “Bleed Red” jumps to #24 on Billboard charts this week!

Superstar will be among more than 20 artists performing at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla!

SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK – The Suwannee River Jam, the largest country music jam in the South, celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2011 with a host of country artists including new solo act Ronnie Dunn, formerly of Brooks and Dunn.

The Jam is held every April at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Fla on the banks of the famous Suwannee River where almost every major country music artist today has performed over the past 20 years.

Ronnie Dunn will make his first festival appearance as a solo artist since retiring from Brooks and Dunn when he performs at the Suwannee River Jam April 30.

Ronnie broke career records within just one day of releasing his first single as a new solo artist, “Bleed Red.” The song quickly took the position of Top Debut and Most Added spots, charted at #30 and moved to #24 this week. Ronnie’s first release as a new solo performer received an overwhelming response from radio and became the best debut on the charts since Keith Urban’s “Put You In A Song” in 2010. “Bleed Red” is paralleling “My Maria,” which Ronnie released in 1996 with Kix Brooks as both songs debuted at #30 and both have become Ronnie’s best debut to date.

Ronnie produced “Bleed Red” while Andrew Dorff and Tommy Lee James wrote the song that was recorded with Arista Nashville.

“Bleed Red” is expected to move rapidly up the charts in the coming weeks. Will it be at #1 by Jam time? Let’s watch and see! You know Ronnie is going to sing that song for you at the Jam’s big birthday party in a few short weeks!

Ronnie’s first album as a new solo act will be released this summer.

Meanwhile, Ronnie will sing “Bleed Red” for the first time publicly at the 46th Annual ACM Awards April 3 in Las Vegas. Ronnie said “Bleed Red” was a last-minute addition to his upcoming album. “I think this song picked me. I had the record, it was finished, I was good to go,” said Ronnie. “I thought I was headed to the honky-tonks and beer joints to kick out a few lights, and it drops out of the sky at the last moment. It’s the single they picked to come out with first,” Ronnie added.

Ronnie and Sara Evans will headline the ACM Concerts at Fremont Street Experience April 1-2 in Las Vegas before the ACM Awards. It’s all part of the week-long Vegas Goes Country party in Las Vegas prior to the ACM Awards.

Some of Ronnie’s hits with Brooks and Dunn include “Cowgirls Don’t Cry,” “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” and many, many more.

This year’s 20th anniversary Suwannee River Jam will be the best yet to hear and see some of the best country music artists in the business! Don’t you dare miss it!

The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is located at 3076 95th Drive 4.5 miles north of Live Oak, Fl off US 129 at the famous Suwannee River. The park is 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129. Keep an eye out for our sign and our white painted board fence!

To learn more about the Suwannee River Jam or the many other exciting events coming up at the SOSMP including Wanee, Springfest, Purple Hatters Ball, Suwannee River Jubilee, Smoking’ on the Suwannee BBQ, Spirit Kids Music Camp, Blackwater Music Festival, Magnolia Fest, Bear Creek Music and Arts Festival, Raid on the Suwannee Civil War Re-enactment, Old Tyme Farm Days and more, call the SOSMP at 386-364-1683; email spirit@musicliveshere.com or go the SOSMP website at www.musicliveshere.com.