Tag: Big & Rich

Friday 1/7/22 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Big & Rich

Big & Rich is an American country music duo composed of Big Kenny and John Rich, both of whom are songwriters, vocalists, and guitarists. Before the duo’s foundation, Rich was bass guitarist in the country band Lonestar, while Kenny was a solo artist for Hollywood Records.

Their first studio album, Horse of a Different Color, was released in 2004. This album produced four straight Top 40 country hits, including the number 11 “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)”, plus collaborations with Cowboy Troy, Gretchen Wilson, and Martina McBride. Comin’ to Your City was released in November 2005, followed by another Top 20 single the Vietnam War-inspired “8th of November” and two more Top 40 hits. Joining the duo on this album were Cowboy Troy, Wilson, and Kris Kristofferson. Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace, released in 2007, produced their only No. 1 single, “Lost in This Moment”. Both before and during the duo’s hiatus, Rich has worked as a producer and songwriter for several other artists.

William Kenneth Alphin (born November 1, 1963), best known by his stage name Big Kenny, is an American country music singer. He and John Rich comprise the duo Big & Rich, who recorded four studio albums and charted fifteen singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Before Big & Rich, Big Kenny recorded a solo album Live a Little for Hollywood Records in 1999 (although it was not released until 2005) and fronted a band called luvjOi. He has also written or co-written several of Big & Rich’s songs with Rich, as well as singles for Gretchen Wilson, Jason Aldean, McBride & the Ride, and Tim McGraw. His first solo single, “Long After I’m Gone,” was released to country radio on August 3, 2009, from the album The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy. In 2010, his third solo album, Big Kenny’s Love Everybody Traveling Musical Medicine Show Mix Tape, Vol. 1, was released but did not produce any singles.

John Rich (born January 7, 1974) is an American country music singer-songwriter. From 1992 to 1998, he was a member of the country music band Lonestar, in which he played bass guitar and alternated with Richie McDonald as lead vocalist. After departing from the band in 1998, he embarked on a solo career on BNA Records in the late 1990s, releasing two singles for the label and recording Underneath the Same Moon, which was not released until 2006. In 2001, he self-released Rescue Me, an album he was inspired to record by a cancer patient named Katie Darnell. By 2003, he joined Big Kenny to form the duo Big & Rich, who released three albums on Warner Bros. Records as well as ten singles, including the Number One “Lost in This Moment”. After Big & Rich went on hiatus in 2007, Rich began work on a third solo album, Son of a Preacher Man, which has produced two more chart singles. In 2011, Rich released two extended plays, Rich Rocks and For the Kids, before re-establishing Big & Rich in 2012.

Thursday 5pm ET: Feature Artist – Big & Rich

Big & Rich is an American country music duo composed of Big Kenny and John Rich, both of whom are songwriters, vocalists, and guitarists. Before the duo’s foundation, Rich was bass guitarist in the country band Lonestar, while Kenny was a solo artist for Hollywood Records.

Their first studio album, Horse of a Different Color, was released in 2004. This album produced four straight Top 40 country hits, including the number 11 “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)”, plus collaborations with Cowboy Troy, Gretchen Wilson, and Martina McBride. Comin’ to Your City was released in November 2005 followed by another Top 20 single the Vietnam War-inspired “8th of November”, and two more Top 40 hits. Joining the duo on this album were Cowboy Troy, Wilson, and Kris Kristofferson. Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace, released in 2007, produced their only No. 1 single, “Lost in This Moment”. Both before and during the duo’s hiatus, Rich has worked as a producer and songwriter for several other artists.

After this album, both members went on hiatus and released solo albums in 2009—Big Kenny’s The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy and Rich’s Son of a Preacher Man. These also produced the duo’s first Top 40 solo entries—Big Kenny with “Long After I’m Gone” and Rich with “Shuttin’ Detroit Down”. In 2010, Big Kenny released his second solo country album, Big Kenny’s Love Everybody Traveling Musical Medicine Show Mix Tape, Vol. 1 and in 2011, Rich released the extended plays For the Kids and Rich Rocks, the latter of which included the Top 40 country single “Country Done Come to Town”. Big & Rich reunited in May 2011 to release “Fake ID”, a cut from the soundtrack to the 2011 film Footloose. A year later, the duo released their fourth album, Hillbilly Jedi, which produced the Top 20 hit “That’s Why I Pray”. In July 2013, Rich announced that the duo had begun work on their fifth studio album, Gravity, which was released independently. Another independent album, Did it For the Party, was announced in 2017 for release in September, led by the single “California.”

Artist Countdown: Big & Rich Top 25 Hits 6pm ET @RadioMax

Big_RichBig & Rich is an American country music duo composed of Big Kenny and John Rich, both of whom are songwriters, vocalists, and guitarists. Rich was a founding member of the country music band Lonestar and later a solo artist for BNA Records, while Big Kenny was formerly a solo artist on Hollywood Records.

Big & Rich’s first studio album, Horse of a Different Color, was released in 2004. This album produced four straight Top 40 country hits, including the number 11 “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)“, plus collaborations with Cowboy Troy, Gretchen Wilson, and Martina McBride. Comin’ to Your City, released in November 2005, added another top-20 single, the Vietnam War-inspired “8th of November”, and two more top 40 hits. Joining the duo on this album were Cowboy Troy, Wilson, and Kris Kristofferson. 2007’s Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace produced the duo’s first number-one single, “Lost in This Moment“. Both before and during the band’s hiatus, Rich has worked as a producer and songwriter for several other artists.

After this album, both members went on hiatus and released solo albums in 2009: Rich’s Son of a Preacher Man and Big Kenny’s The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy. These also produced the duo’s first top 40 solo entries: Rich with “Shuttin’ Detroit Down” and Big Kenny with “Long After I’m Gone”. In 2010, Kenny released his second solo album, Big Kenny’s Love Everybody Traveling Musical Medicine Show Mix Tape, Vol. 1. In 2011, Rich released the extended plays For the Kids and Rich Rocks, the latter of which included the Top 40 country single “Country Done Come to Town”. Big & Rich reunited in May 2011 to release “Fake ID”, a cut from the soundtrack to the 2011 film Footloose. A year later, the duo released its fourth album, Hillbilly Jedi, which produced the Top 20 hit “That’s Why I Pray. In July 2013, Rich announced that the duo had begun work on their fifth studio album. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Lost in This Moment
2 I Play Chicken with the Train  (with Cowboy Troy)
3 Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)
4 Comin’ to Your City
5 Holy Water
6 That’s Why I Pray
7 Shake It  (with The Lacs)
8 Wild West Show
9 8th of November
10 Big Time
11 Never Mind Me
12 That’s How They Do It in Dixie  – Hank Williams, Jr. (with Gretchen Wilson and Van Zant)
13 Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace
14 Loud
15 Party Like Cowboyz
16 Our America (with Gretchen Wilson and Cowboy Troy)
17 Fake I.D. (with Gretchen Wilson)
18 Cheat On You
19 You Shook Me All Night Long
20 My Last Yee Haw   (with Cowboy Troy)
21 Nobody Told Me
22 High Five
23 Live Forever  (with Billy Joe Shaver)
24 Born Again
25 Lay It All On Me