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Big & Rich Biography

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Birth Place: Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Years Active: 1998-2007 (Hiatus)
Genres: Country

Big & Rich is an American country music duo composed of Big Kenny and John Rich. Both members alternate as lead vocalists and play rhythm guitar. Rich was a founding member of the country music band Lonestar and later a solo artist for BNA Records, while 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 Billboard Country hits, including the #11, “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy),” and 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 Country 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 #1 Billboard Country single with the hit, “Lost in This Moment.” After this album, both members went on hiatus and released solo albums which produced singles that charted in the Billboard Country Top 40. Both before and during the band's hiatus, Rich has worked as a producer and songwriter for several other artists.

Big & Rich reunited in May 2011 to release, “Fake ID,” a cut from the soundtrack to the 2011 film, “Footloose,” which featured a guest vocal from Gretchen Wilson. In 2012, the duo issued a new album, titled “Hillbilly Jedi,” and released the lead single from the album titled, “That's Why I Pray.”