Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn caused a stir Monday at the Las Vegas Hilton, while they were announcing their plan to perform there several weeks over the next two years. A hotel exec showed Kix Brooks a bejeweled cape worn on stage by Elvis Presley and Brooks dropped it onto his partner's shoulders.
But Ronnie Dunn didn't know what it was, so he tossed it into the crowd. That was when the execs who knew what it was went crazy and dashed into the crowd to retrieve the precious historical garment. Dunn says, "It was heavy and it smelled like mothballs."
In December 2002 Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn won the the first-ever Elvis Presley Patriotic Song Award (American Veterans' Awards) for their song, "Only in America".