Their debut album is less than four months old, but that's not stopping breakout country newcomers Big & Rich from readying a CD/DVD set for their growing legion of faithful followers.
Their debut album is less than four months old, but that's not stopping breakout country newcomers Big & Rich from readying a CD/DVD set for their growing legion of faithful followers. Due Oct. 26 via Warner Bros. Nashville, "Big & Rich's Super Galactic Fan Pak" will boast a mix of previously unreleased tracks, remixes and acoustic and live recordings.
The five-track CD includes two songs left off the duo's debut, "Horse of a Different Color" -- "Never Been Down" and "The Bob Song." Rounding out the disc is a dance mix and a live version of the album's "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" and an acoustic take on "Drinkin' Bout You" that runs nearly nine minutes.
The DVD sports a live performance captured at Big Al's Buffalo Club in Deadwood, S.D. In addition to renditions of eight tracks from the debut, Big & Rich also deliver "The Joyce Song" and "Big Al's Buffalo Club Medley," made up of "Disco Ball," "Limo Larry," "Say Ooh," "Chair Ride" and "Blow My Mind."
Additionally, the DVD includes a photo gallery, the video for "Save a Horse" and an on camera interview the pair did with Launch, Music on Yahoo!
John Rich and Big Kenny (Kenny Alphin) burst onto the contemporary country music scene with the single "Wild West Show," which reached No. 21 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in April.
In May, "Horse of a Different Color" debuted at No. 14 on Billboard's Top Country Albums roundup and No. 89 on The Billboard 200, eventually peaking at No. 1 and No. 6, respectively. It has sold 1 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Second single "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" made it to No. 11 on the Country Singles & Track tally last month.
Big & Rich recently took part in the Nashville taping of CMT's "Outlaws," a two-part all-star performance special due to bow Oct. 29 on the cable music channel that also features Hank Williams Jr., Gretchen Wilson, Montgomery Gentry and others.
The duo will be on the road with Tim McGraw through an Oct. 10 show in Charleston, W. Va., and have dates scheduled into mid-December, including a stretch with Wilson. They're also due to perform during the Country Music Association Awards (Nov. 6) and the American Music Awards (Nov. 16) and have been tapped to be part of the annual "Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve" special on ABC.