1. Big Kenny to Launch EDM-Inspired 'Musical Circus' at Top Festivals

    November 14, 2013 10:18 AM EST The country star hopes to bring his latest project, Electro Shine, to a festival near you Big Kenny is at his creative ways once again. The singer -- one half of the duo Big & Rich -- is excited about a new musical experience he is in the process of putting together called Electro…

  2. 615 Spotlight: Joe Bachman Is the 'One'

    December 27, 2012 8:30 AM EST When Joe Bachman takes to the stage, there is no place he would rather be. "I love what I do…the stage is my home…there is no place on Earth I would rather be," he states emphatically. The artist, who is promoting his debut album, "One," says that the road is not just a …

  3. Big & Rich Are 'Swapping Ideas' for a New Album, Says John Rich

    September 08, 2011 1:10 PM EDT With Big & Rich back in active duty since May and with a new song, "Fake I.D.," on the soundtrack of the forthcoming "Footloose" remake, John Rich feels that a new album from the country duo is "inevitable." "First of all, we've got to get through…

  4. Billboard, CMA Reteam For Country Music Summit

    February 18, 2011 9:00 AM EST The second annual Billboard Country Music Summit, in association with the Country Music Assn. (CMA), will take place June 6-7 in Nashville. The two-day event will feature panel discussions, case studies and keynote interviews, as well as artist showcases and networking opportunities.…

  5. Video: Country Summit Stars Get Candid

    June 10, 2010 3:17 PM EDT Tennessee is wall-to-wall with special music events this week from the CMT Music Awards to Bonnaroo , and Billboard was part of the action as the genre's stars converged for our Country Summit on June 7 and 8. Our cameras caught up with a number of artists who shared thoughts on the…

  6. Big Kenny On A Mission With 'Quiet Times'

    October 19, 2009 3:08 PM EDT Big & Rich 's Big Kenny Alphin says his second solo album, "The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy," is the work of "a man on a mission." The album's 10 tracks -- including the first single, "Long After I'm Gone" -- are just a sampling of…

  7. Kinda Like Country

    June 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT From start to finish, a Big & Rich concert is a visual and aural experience hard to forget. It is also part tent revival. From start to finish, a Big & Rich concert is a visual and aural experience hard to forget. It is also part tent revival. "Brothers and sisters, we are here…

  8. Jewel Out-Countrying John Rich On New Album

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nobody's accusing John Rich of being lazy. He's got a new Big & Rich album, "Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace," coming out June 5. He co-produced Gretchen Wilson's new set, "One of the Boys, Nobody's accusing John Rich of being lazy. He's got…

  9. 'Dollar' Menu

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw returns this week with "Let It Go," his first studio album in three years via Curb. The set, the follow-up to 2004's "Live Like You Were Dying," features a pair of duets with wife Faith Hil Tim McGraw returns this week with "Let It Go," his first…

  10. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi/Big & Rich, Cornelius

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 2007 Arena Football League season will kick off this year with a brand new theme song by Bon Jovi and country act Big & Rich. Jon Bon Jovi and bandmate Richie Sambora co-wrote "We Got It Goin' The 2007 Arena Football League season will kick off this year with a brand new…

  11. McGraw Teams With Hill Again On New Album

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw will release "Let It Go," his first studio album in three years, on March 27 via Curb. The set, the follow-up to 2004's "Live Like You Were Dying," will feature a pair of duets with wife Fa Tim McGraw will release "Let It Go," his first studio…

  12. Big & Rich Promise 'All Access' With Album, Book

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Big & Rich fans should mark May 15 on their calendars. That's when the country duo plans to release its third album as well as a book, titled "Big & Rich: All Access." Big & Rich fans should mark May 15 on their calendars. That's when the country duo plans to…

  13. John Rich Revives Lost Solo Album

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Underneath the Same Moon," a previously unreleased 1999 solo album from Big & Rich's John Rich, will finally hit stores March 14 via BNA/Legacy. "Underneath the Same Moon," a previously unreleased 1999 solo album from Big & Rich's John Rich, will finally…

  14. Big & Rich Ride Again

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST A year-and-a-half after shaking up the country music industry with their debut album, Big & Rich are at it again. A year-and-a-half after shaking up the country music industry with their debut album, "Horse of a Different Color," Big & Rich are at it again. On the pair'…

  15. Big & Rich Album Named, Moved

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Originally expected Nov. 8, the sophomore album from Big & Rich, "Comin' to Your City," will now be released one week later. Originally expected Nov. 8, the sophomore album from Big & Rich, "Comin' to Your City," will now be released one week later. And…

  16. Guests Sweeten Shaver's 'Real Deal'

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver tapped friends and compatriots to help out on "The Real Deal," his first new studio set since 2002. Veteran singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver tapped friends and compatriots to help out on "The Real Deal," his first new studio set…

  17. New Big & Rich Album Due In November

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The sophomore album from high-voltage country duo Big & Rich will be released Nov. 8 on Warner Bros. The leadoff single is titled, appropriately enough, "The 8th of November." John Rich tells Bill The sophomore album from high-voltage country duo Big & Rich will be released…

  18. Cowboy Troy's Wild Ride

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When Cowboy Troy made an appearance at the May 17 Academy of Country Music Awards, he joked about the odds of which would happen first: Garth Brooks coming out of retirement or Troy himself having a No. 1 album. Troy clearly came much closer than…

  19. Big & Rich Fashion CD/DVD 'Fan Pak'

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 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…