Country music superstar act Big & Rich will be the headlining entertainment at the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) second-ever inauguration charity event benefiting Musicians On Call. The hit duo will perform their set at the 9:30 Club the evening of the presidential inauguration on Friday, January 20, 2017. Comprised of Big Kenny and “Celebrity Apprentice” winner John Rich, Big & Rich have exerted a definitive gravitational pull to the direction modern country music has taken. Known as “America’s Technicolor cowboys,” Big & Rich have made a career of being relatable and musically relevant since exploding into the public consciousness in 2003. Their 2004 debut studio album Horse of a Different Color shot to RIAA triple-Platinum and included smash hit “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy),” while their latest album Gravity scored three back-to-back-to-back Top Ten country hits with “Look at You,” “Run Away With You,” and “Lovin’ Lately” featuring Tim McGraw. Meanwhile, their hit “Comin’ to Your City” is nearing a decade as the theme song for ESPN’s College GameDay. “Musicians On Call brings the healing power of music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities nationwide,” said Pete Griffin, President of Musicians On Call. “We are so grateful for RIAA’s long term support of our mission and to be the charitable beneficiary of Big & Rich’s performance in Washington, DC.” About Musicians On Call (MOC): Musicians On Call (MOC) was founded in 1999 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC by Michael Solomon and Vivek Tiwary, with the mission of bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities ranging from children’s hospitals to adult facilities, VA hospitals and hospices. To date, its volunteers have played for nearly half a million people in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Baltimore, with additional cities being continuously added. Musicians On Call continues its mission through room-to-room hospital performances by both local musicians and an esteemed list of national celebrities. MOC supporters over the years include Pharrell, Bruce Springsteen, Ed Sheeran, Lady Antebellum, James Taylor, Jessie J, Justin Timberlake, Gavin DeGraw and Imagine Dragons. For more information, visit www.musiciansoncall.org.
CMT JOINS ARMED FORCES ENTERTAINMENT AND BIG & RICH FOR FIRST-EVER “HOT 20 COUNTDOWN” SPECIALS FROM BAHRAIN MILITARY BASE CMT’s Cody Alan and Big & Rich Visit U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. 5th Fleet at Naval Support Activity Bahrain for “Hot 20 Video of the Year Countdown” Premiering December 17 and “Hot 20 Holiday Salute” on December 24 “CMT Hot 20 Countdown” made network history recently when the show completed its first-ever trip overseas to a military base in Bahrain to tape two special holiday episodes that will air at the end of the year. “Hot 20 Video of the Year Countdown” premieres Saturday, December 17 at 9 AM, ET/PT followed by “Hot 20 Holiday Salute” on Saturday, December 24 at 9 AM, ET/PT.
BIG & RICH RELEASE “LOVIN’ LATELY” FEATURING TIM MCGRAW AS LATEST SINGLE FROM GRAVITY The Gravity Quadrilogy Video Starring McGraw Featured on CMT.com NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 23, 2015) – Nearly 12 years after the release of their debut single, Country chart-topping duo Big & Rich continue to hit new highs with their latest album, Gravity. They look to build upon their current momentum with the upcoming single, “Lovin’ Lately” featuring Tim McGraw. The song is accompanied by the video starring McGraw, which is part of The Gravity Quadrilogy video series. Fans can check out the Trey Fanjoy directed video now, which was recently spotlighted by CMT.com. “Lovin’ Lately” is the follow-up to the smash hits “Look at You” and “Run Away With You,” also from Gravity. For the first time in their storied career, the duo snagged back-to-back Top Ten singles on Country radio. Their larger-than-life personalities and unique vocal style has helped to propel them as one of the most in-demand acts in the genre. The multi-platinum recording superstars will close out their monumental year on December 29, where they will kick off the Battle of the Bands at the Annual Franklin American Mortgage Music City bowl in Nashville. Big & Rich will hit the road in 2016 for several upcoming shows throughout North America, beginning with the IntelliCentrics Outdoor Concert Series and NHL Fan Fair™ presented by Bridgestone during the 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star festivities in Nashville on January 28. Big & Rich On Tour: Dec 29 – Nashville, TN – Battle of the Bands Jan 28 – Nashville, TN – NHL All Star Kick-Off Mar 04 – Plant City, FL – Strawberry Festival Apr 29 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee River Jam Jun 05 – Virginia Beach, VA – Patriotic Festival Jun 10 – Mountain Dale, NY – Taste of Country Festival Jun 11 – Winsted, MN – Winstock Country Music Jun 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field Learn more at bigandrich.com Get GRAVITY: Amazon Google Play iTunes bigandrich.com About Big & Rich: Big & Rich is comprised of Big Kenny and NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” winner John Rich. The multi-platinum hit duo have garnered multiple Grammy, ACM, CMA and CMT Music Award nominations. The first single, “Look At You,” from their latest studio album, Gravity, smashed into the top 10 on the Country chart. The follow-up single, “Run Away With You,” kept the momentum rolling, also hitting the top 10. The Country superstars’ first studio album, Horse of a Different Color, includes their hit infectious single, “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy).” Other hits include “Comin’ to Your City,” “8th of November” and their No. 1 hit, “Lost in this Moment.” Meanwhile, “Comin’ to Your City” is nearing a decade as the theme song for ESPN’s “College GameDay.
Thunder On The Mountain – Day 1 – Through The Eyes Of HaleighT. It is hard to believe that after months of preparation and exited jitters, the first-ever Thunder On The Mountain is behind us. After the three days of non-stop music, I find myself still trying to recover from my sleep deprivation and the loss of my voice. My fun filled work-cation began Wednesday night, June 7. I drove through the beautiful Mulberry Mountains and arrived at the festival grounds to check in and get my media credentials. I then drove to Ozark and had supper at Rivertowne BBQ, the smoked bologna with baked beans was to die! While eating, my partner in crime for the weekend, Melissa and I made some new friends. They were a group, I believe from Iowa, who had floated the river all day and would also be attending TOTM. Campground Set Up. The next morning was a bit of a hectic one, not for me but for those campers who decided to be at the festival gates when they opened at 6am. My cousin, Amme, rolled into the area with her fiancé and a group of friends around 4am. They had eight trucks and 11 campsites between them, over 20 people in their own little village. To say this group came prepared and ready to party is an understatement! Their headquarters were fully equipped with tents, canopies, ice chests, generators, grills, yard games and more. Fortunately for those festival goers who decided to wait for the sun to rise before they showed up, their entrance to the campgrounds and set up went a little smoother. In my down time between morning responsibilities and the first show, I along with Melissa, Riley and Tia (two of my weekend neighbors) went to get the feel of the land. We saw some interesting campsites, passed out fans to cool off festival goers and crossed a treacherously muddy field. At one point we had to cross a newly formed river by using an air mattress that was left behind from Wakarusa as our bridge. We really should have followed the flags that marked off the rough areas…oops. The Music Although campers and festival goers were still rolling in, the music for the day and the entire weekend began at 12:45pm. The first band to take the Country Pavilion stage was Whiskey Myers and boy was this an excellent choice! They definitely set the mood for the weekend and got the crowd primed and ready to go. As soon as Whiskey Myers set was over, the hardest part of TOTM began, choosing which stage to go to and what act to see, because from this point on there were multiple stages occupied with live performances. My day seemed like a whirlwind, I saw Aaron Watson, Shooter Jennings, parts of Bucky Covington, Greg Bates and Reckless Kelly before a short dinner. I then, was BLOWN AWAY by Randy Houser’s performance. I had seen him before, but his type of Continue reading Thunder On The Mountain-Day 1→
Big & Rich Announce Release Date for New Album, Hillbilly Jedi. Big & Rich may have kind of fallen under the radar for a couple years there, but they are now back and making a lot of noise! The country music duo even have a brand new album coming out! Titled (hilariously…and somewhat confusingly) Hillbilly Jedi the two plan to release to new record on September 18th! This project includes their recently released single, “That’s Why I pray” and other cool tracks like their track “Born Again” which features Bon Jovi!
Big & Rich Release Video for That’s Why I Pray! Country music duo, Big & Rich, have released a new video for their single “That’s Why I Pray“! This is brand new music from the duo, and it is currently available on iTunes! So, check it out and head on over to download it (well, if you like it!). Watch “That’s Why I Pray” Now Get More: That’s Why I Pray, Big & Rich, Big & Rich Videos
John Rich Final Winner of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. John Rich was named the winner of Celebrity Apprentice on the show’s Sunday night season finale. The celebrity version of the hit series differs from the original Apprentice in that the celebrities featured on the show are competing for the charity of their choice versus trying to win a prestigious position working for Donald Trump. As such, John managed to surpass his goal of $1 million raised, raking in a whopping $1.25 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Well done, John! In other news, John Rich is teaming up again with Big Kenny as the two are collaborating on a new single “Fake I.D.” to be featured on the soundtrack of the upcoming Footloose. So, keep an ear out for that!
Big & Rich to release their first Greatest Hits album. Big & Rich have selected 15 songs, and 9 music videos to compile into a Greatest Hits album and DVD combo. The combo will be titled “Big & Rich: Greatest Hits” and is expected in stores and online Tuesday September 29th.Country Music Photo Gallery
One set of dates that’s solid on Dwight Yoakam’s schedule comes April 26. He’s the only country artist set to appear in Indio, Calif., at the annual Coachella music festival, which this year features Pink Floyd alum Roger Waters, Death Cab For Cutie, Kraftwerk and Portishead. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly known as Coachella) is a three-day (formerly a one or two-day) annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. The event features many genres of music including alternative rock, hip hop, country, and electronica as well as large sculptural art. The event has several stages/tents set-up throughout the grounds, each playing live music continuously. The main stages are: Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and the Sahara Tent (2006 also saw the addition of a smaller Oasis Dome). The following weekend, he’ll return to the same location for the second annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival. Among the artists booked so far for that event are Carrie Underwood, Big & Rich, Earl Scruggs, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley and country music legends, The Judds. For Dwight Yoakam 2008 concert tour dates, artist biographies and event details, please visit our partner site Country Music On TourCountry Music Photo Gallery
Half of the sensational alt-country duo Big & Rich will try his chops as a solo artist by the end of the year. John Rich has plans to release a solo album in 2008 before going back to the full time powerhouse as a duo. “If anyone knows me, they know I’m always writing music,” said Rich, who also does a lot of producing and songwriting. “When we decided to take this year off so Kenny could focus on rehabilitation for a pre-existing injury, I asked Kenny if he was cool with me recording a solo project. I would only do this with Kenny’s blessing. So, this year you can expect a solo record from me, but Big & Rich will be back in 2009.” Because of his contributions to the songwriting and music industry community, Rich received the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award in 2005, 2006 and 2007. He is the only artist to receive the award three years consecutively. Currently John Rich and Big Kenny Alphin are enjoying the success of their first number one hit, “Lost in this moment with you” off the album “Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace“. Their latest single “Loud” is on its way up the charts as well.Country Music Photo Gallery