When country music duo Brooks & Dunn released a cover version of “My Maria” in 1996, the song reached number 1 on the US country chart. Their version of the song appears on their album Borderline, released in 1996 on Arista Records. In addition, their version was the number one country song of 1996 according to Billboard, and won the duo its second Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Vocal Group or Duo. The song’s b-side, “Mama Don’t Get Dressed Up for Nothing,” would later be released as the album’s third single.
In addition, this song was performed as their last performance as a duo at the 2010 ACM Awards on April 18, 2010, as well at the 50th anniversary of the ACM Awards on April 19, 2015.
“My Maria” debuted at number 30 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of April 6, 1996.
From the album Borderline
B-side “Mama Don’t Get Dressed Up for Nothing”
Released March 24, 1996
Genre Country country rock
Label Arista 12993
Songwriter(s) B. W. Stevenson Daniel Moore
Producer(s) Kix Brooks Don Cook Ronnie Dunn