There’s always a last roundup, last rodeo, last song, last show, last boot scoot. For Reba McEntire and her “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” cohorts Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, there will be nine final curtain calls together before Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas ends its run at Caesars Palace on Dec. 15. The trio first appeared together as Colosseum co-headliners in June 2015, making their six-and-a-half-year concert collaboration the longest-running country music residency in Las Vegas history—and one of the most beloved.

The mutual respect McEntire and Brooks & Dunn developed for each other as live performers dates back nearly three decades when the two acts first toured together. McEntire was well-established as a superstar by that time, having dominated the country music charts from the mid- to late-’80s. Her 19th album It’s Your Call was released in December 1992 and reached No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 the following month, giving McEntire her first Top 10 album on the pop charts. She was widening her audience, stretching her wings and becoming a national treasure with film and stage credits, and a six-season sitcom in her future.

Brooks & Dunn had just come off a roller coaster ride of success beginning in 1991 with No. 1 single “Brand New Man” and instant classic “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.” They won nearly every award a country duo could win by 1993 when they released sophomore album Hard Workin’ Man, which spawned a slew of singles and earned them a Grammy for the title track. Touring in support of McEntire that year on her It’s Your Call Tour was a no-brainer, but the camaraderie and chemistry the two acts discovered in each other would manifest in the studio decades before Together was a possibility.

“If You See Him, If You See Her,” with Dunn alternating lead vocals with McEntire, was released in April 1998 and went to No. 1, stitching Brooks & Dunn’s destiny to the daughter of an Oklahoma rodeo cowboy together from then on. Follow up collaboration “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” would eventually become part of the shared-stage segments of Together. The trio opened their previous run of Colosseum shows with McEntire joining Brooks & Dunn for “Play Something Country,” which they’d proceed to do with McEntire’s “Why Haven’t I Heard from You” and a medley of both acts’ hits.

“Red Dirt Road” allowed Brooks & Dunn to segue into their song catalog before McEntire stole the spotlight back with “Whoever’s in New England.” McEntire’s retrospective of solo material included everything from rollicking “The Night the Lights Went Out on Georgia” to a heart-rending rendition of “Is There Life Out There.” Whether McEntire does a “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” Brooks gets “Fancy” or any other surprises are in store during the final nine shows remains to be seen. Unlikely to change: the three continuing to close concerts by weaving their voices together for “Only in America.”

Caesars Palace, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 10-11 & 14-15. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster

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