Kix Brooks: A Place to Kick Back
updated 09/08/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/08/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT
In fact it was the farm that inspired the 2001 Brooks & Dunn hit "Only in America." "Don Cook, Ronny Rogers and I actually wrote the song right here at the farm," says Brooks, 55. "We were out here on ATVs, and we just got so inspired by nature."
But it's not just about relaxation and inspiration. "It's a good place to play," says Brooks of the property about an hour from downtown Nashville. "My favorite thing is to get on a four-wheeler, take a chain saw and get in the woods until I can't get through. Then I'll cut a tree down and keep going and going until I look back and I've cut a new trail. It's a good day's work."