Brooks & Dunn were a country music singer-songwriter duo, the most successful in the history of country music. Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn debuted as Brooks & Dunn in 1991. They have since won the Vocal Duo Award of the Country Music Association every year between 1992 and 2005, with the exception of 2000 in which Southern Rock duo Montgomery Gentry took the honor. Other notable awards include the CMA Album of the Year award for 1994 and the Entertainer of the Year gong for 1996. As of 2004, the duo had won 19 CMA awards and remain the foremost duo in their genre.