Brooks & Dunn‘s Ronnie Dunn has been hard at work lately. He’s had his plate full entertaining crowds in Las Vegas along with Reba McEntire and his Brooks & Dunn partner, Kix Brooks.
The trio performs together at the Caesar’s Palace Colosseum as part of their Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas show. They kicked off their show in 2015, and it was a huge success. They’ve continued to add more show dates over the past two years, and have no plans of stopping.
Following their shows on February 22, 24, and 25, Dunn decided to take a bit of a break before returning for another run of shows on March 1, 3, and 4. He thought the little break would be the perfect time to take off to the desert…Death Valley specifically.
Located near the border of California and Nevada, Death Valley is one of the most popular National Parks in the U.S. The park is one of the hottest places in the world, and also hosts the lowest point of elevation in North America, the Badwater Basin.
Other than music, one of Dunn’s main passions is photography. He thought that Death Valley would be the perfect place to snap a few pictures, and he ended up capturing some stunning shots.
But Dunn’s relaxing trip away from work took a turn that he never saw coming. He wrote about the ordeal on Facebook, revealing that he had a run-in with the law while he was out in Death Valley!
It turns out that an unsuspecting Dunn had wandered into an undesignated area in the park. According to Dunn, he was approached by a police officer who seemed less than happy that Dunn was there. Dunn said that Officer Solomon made him rake over the tracks that he had made while driving through there and that he was issued a citation. He shared a photo that he took of his encounter with Officer Solomon along with his post describing it all.
Dunn has always been good about interacting with his fans in the comments to his posts, and he did the same in his post about his Death Valley ordeal. He elaborated further on the situation, saying that he had no idea that he was doing anything wrong. He wrote that he was confused because he followed the tracks of another vehicle to get to where he was.
When one fan pointed out that there should have been a sign to warn visitors to stay out of the undesignated area, Dunn revealed that there actually was. It turns out that he missed it completely!
Dunn and his fans all realize the slight humor in the situation, but Dunn is still taking it seriously. “Not that it matters but I wasn’t out there ‘doing donuts,'” he wrote. “STILL, the law is the law. Officer Solomon meant business.”
Looks like Dunn will have quite the story to share with the crowds who file in to watch his show in Las Vegas! Tune in below to watch one of his performances with Brooks and McEntire.