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Big & Rich

Big & Rich

Warner Nashville

Big & Rich Facts:

Name: Big Kenny (AKA Kenny Alphin)
Birthday: November 1, 1963
Birthplace: Culpepper, VA

Name: John Rich
Birthday: January 7, 1974
Birthplace: Amarillo, TX


Big Kenny and John Rich are co-founders (along with Jon Nicholson and Cory Gierman) of the MusikMafia, which is an informal collection of singers, musicians, and songwriters that would meet and jam at Nashville's 'Pub of Love.' The name Mafia comes from Musically Artistic Friends In Alliance.

Before they became Big & Rich:

Big Kenny was in a band called luvjOi. John Rich was lead singer for the band Lonestar, before going solo.

John Rich Quote:

(Talking about why they chose Tuesday night for their gigs at the 'Pub of Love.') "We wanted to do it on the worst night of the week in the weirdest place in town, so that if anybody showed up, they'd be there because they wanted to hear music, not because they wanted to schmooze."

Platinum Albums:

  • Horse of a Different Color (2X Platinum)
  • Comin' To Your City

Billboard Top 20 Singles:

  • "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" No. 11
  • "Holy Water" No. 15
  • "Big Time" No. 20
  • "8th of November" No. 18
  • "Lost in This Moment" No. 1

Opry debut:

Big & Rich made their Grand Ole Opry debut on September 23, 2006.


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