John Rich

  1. Mindy McCready's Death: Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Other Stars React on Twitter

    February 18, 2013 2:07 AM EST News of country singer Mindy McCready's apparent suicide saddened the music world on Sunday night (February 17) and prompted Country stars to take to Twitter to share their reactions to the tragedy. Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, John Rich ...

  2. Single Reviews: Rita Ora, Matthew Dear, Big & Rich

    June 14, 2012 2:05 PM EDT Rita Ora "How We Do (Party)" (4:07) Producers: The Runners Writers: various Publishers: various Roc Nation It's easy to peg 21-year-old U.K. import Rita Ora as Rihanna 2.0 because of her R&B-styled dance offerings, penchant for ...

  3. Backbeat: ACM Weekend With Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley; Capitol and Warner Afterparties and Blake Shelton's NRA Celebrity Shoot!

    April 03, 2012 2:01 PM EDT From left: Musicians Craig Morgan, Blake Shelton and TV personality Lee Lakosky participate in the NRA Country ACM Celebrity Shoot Hosted By Blake Shelton at the Desert Hills Shooting Club in South Boulder City, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Gett ...

  4. ABC To Air 'Duets' Singing Competition With Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie, Robin Thicke

    March 08, 2012 9:52 AM EST ABC is diving into the competitive music competition space with its own celebrity-headlined series this summer. Duets will have American Idol season one alum Kelly Clarkson as well as Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke combing the co ...

  5. John Rich, Country Singer, Wins 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    May 23, 2011 7:00 AM EDT NEW YORK - Country singer John Rich went all the way on "The Celebrity Apprentice," claiming victory and $250,000 for charity. He was up against actress Marlee Matlin on Sunday's finale of the NBC reality show. Host Donald Trump sai ...

  6. Drunk On Christmas: Late Night's Jimmy Fallon Selling Original Music Content On iTunes

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jimmy Fallon is known for performing memorable duets with music stars on NBC's "Late Nigth with Jimmy Fallon" ("Whip My Hair" with Bruce Springsteen and "A History of Rap" with Justin Timberlake, to name a couple ...

  7. Web Trends: John Rich, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Eminem and More

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. John Rich Country star John Rich is offering a free download of his song "Lend a Hand" on his website. The song is dedicated to "the good people of Tennessee" in light of the recent f ...

  8. Web Startup Links Music Biz Professionals, Novices

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With everyone in the media and entertainment industry exploring ways to make money online, a startup is looking to help entertainment professionals digitize and monetize the talent discovery and mentoring process, while giving hopefuls a shot at s ...

  9. Country Singer John Rich Charged With Assault

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Country star John Rich has been charged with assault and harassment in an ongoing dispute with a former "Nashville Star" contestant. Rich says in a statement that he turned himself in to Nashville police to face the charges filed by Jare ...

  10. Sheila E. Wins 'Gone Country'

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "Gone Country" host John Rich tapped Sheila E. as the winner of the finale of the third season (March 7) of CMT's hit series. She won with "Glorious Train," the song she wrote with Nashville songwriters Angie Aparo and Jam ...

  11. Bruce Springsteen Nets Ninth No. 1 Album

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen shows the Billboard 200 who's the Boss, as his new album "Working on a Dream" debuts atop the list -- his ninth chart-topper. Only a handful of acts have achieved more No. 1 albums, but who are they? . . . Other hi ...

  12. CMT Shooting Season 3 Of 'Gone Country'

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST CMT is bringing back its singing competition series "Gone Country" for a third season. Celebrities competing for country music stardom this time around include musicians George Clinton and Sheila E., former Miss USA Tara Conner, singer T ...

  13. Former Skid Row Frontman Bach Has 'Gone Country'

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former Skid Row front man Sebastian Bach is the winner of the second season of CMT's "Gone Country." He was chosen over competitors Mikalah Gordon, Jermaine Jackson, Chris Kirkpatrick, Lorenzo Lamas and Sean Young by host John Rich. ...

  14. Cash To Rich: Use Of Father's Name Is 'Appalling'

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rosanne Cash is tired of people using her late father's name to further their own political agenda. "It is appalling to me that people still want to invoke my father's name, five years after his death, to ascribe beliefs, ideals, va ...

  15. CMT's 'Gone Country 2' Reveals Cast

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach of Skid Row fame, Grammy and Academy Award winner Irene Cara, "American Idol" finalist Mikalah Gordon, singer Jermaine Jackson, NSYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick, actor Lorenzo Lamas and actress Sean ...

  16. Jewel, Steele Added To 'Nashville Star'

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hit songwriter Jeffrey Steele and singer/songwriter Jewel will join John Rich as judges on NBC's "Nashville Star" when the talent show debuts June 9. Jewel co-hosted the show last year with Cowboy Troy. Rich produced Jewel's co ...

  17. VH1 To Air 'Station Fire' Special

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT VH1 and VH1 Classic will air a one-hour concert benefit special on March 23 to remember the five-year anniversary of the tragic fire that killed 100 people during a Great White concert at the Station Nightclub in West Warwick, R.I. The television ...

  18. Raybaw Closes Doors

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Raybaw Records, the Warner Bros.-affiliated imprint run by Muzik Mafia godfathers John Rich, Big Kenny Alphin, Jon Nicholson and Cory Gierman, has shuttered its doors. It was a joint decision by Warner and Raybaw's investors. The label's ...

  19. Rich Joins 'Nashville Star'

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country star John Rich, one half of duo Big & Rich, will serve as a judge/mentor for season six of the reality show "Nashville Star," which will begin airing June 9 on NBC. The show's first five seasons aired on USA Network. Ric ...

  20. A Middle Ground For Performance Royalties?

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A pair of recording artists voiced centrist positions on the issue of proposed performance royalties for terrestrial radio stations March 7 at the Country Radio Seminar. John Rich, of duo Big & Rich, appeared to favor radio paying a sound reco ...

  21. Julio Iglesias Jr. Goes Country

    March 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Latin star Julio Iglesias Jr., whose father famously dueted with Willie Nelson, is the winner of the CMT reality show "Gone Country." His single, "The Way I Want You" (Team/EMI Latin), which he co-wrote with James Slater and Ta ...

  22. John Rich To Release Solo Effort

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST John Rich, who along with Big Kenny Alphin makes up genre-bending country duo Big & Rich, will release a solo album later this year on Warner Bros. "If anyone knows me, they know I'm always writing music," Rich said in a stateme ...

  23. Former Alabama Singer Readies Solo Effort

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former Alabama lead singer Randy Owen is set to release his solo debut single, "Braid My Hair," to country radio. A new album, "One on One," produced by Big & Rich's John Rich, will be released this spring on newly-for ...

  24. After Canada, Big & Rich To Take Break From Road

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Big & Rich's upcoming and first-ever Canadian tour will likely be the genre-bending duo's last for a while. The long-lasting effects of a car accident involving a drunk driver a few years ago will sideline the duo's Big Kenny Al ...

  25. Wiseman, Rich Tops At ASCAP Country Awards

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Craig Wiseman, John Rich and Sony/ATV Music Publishing were the big winners at tonight's ASCAP Country Music Awards in Nashville. Song of the year honors were shared between two songs: "Before He Cheats," written by Josh Kear and Ch ...

  26. Paisley, Strait Lead CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the field with five nominations each for the Country Music Association Awards, which take place in November in Nashville. Paisley is up for entertainer, male vocalist, album (for “5th Gear”), single (for "T ...

  27. Maroon5 Flies In At No. 1

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Maroon5 scores its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" enters atop the chart with 429,000 ... Ozzy Osbourne hits a new career high on The Billboard 200 with "Black Rain" ... Young Jeezy ...

  28. George Strait Leads ACM Nods

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The moniker "King George" has arguably never been more fitting. George Strait, whose first single hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1981, leads the pack with eight nominations going into next month's Academy of Country Mu ...

  29. Rich, James, Rutherford Top ASCAP Country Honors

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb, John Rich, Brett James, Rivers Rutherford and SONY/ATV Music Publishing were among the top honorees at the 2006 ASCAP Country Music Awards, held Oct. 23 in Nashville. Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb, John Rich, Bre ...

  30. Anderson Signs With Raybaw

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT His first album for the label will be released Nov. 7. John Anderson has been signed to Raybaw Records, an imprint of Warner Bros. Nashville. His first album for the label, "Easy Money," will be released Nov. 7. As Billboard first report ...

  31. Nashville Scene

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Big & Rich's John Rich says he's producing a new album for country legend John Anderson. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Big & Rich's John Rich says he's producing a new album for country legend John Anderson. Rea ...

  32. Nashville Scene

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Big & Rich's John Rich says he's producing a new album for country legend John Anderson. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Big & Rich's John Rich says he's producing a new album for country legend John Anderson. Rea ...

  33. ASCAP Fete Honors Country Songwriters, Publishers

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP honored its top country songwriters and publishers at its annual awards gala Monday night (Oct. 17), held at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium. Kenny Chesney, Craig Wiseman, John Rich and EMI M ASCAP honored its top country songwriters ...

  34. Brooks & Dunn Pair Up for Deuces Wild Tour

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shed tour bows Aug. 6. In a triple shot of duos, Brooks & Dunn will join forces with Big & Rich and the Warren Brothers on the Deuces Wild tour this summer. The 32-date shed tour launches Aug. 6 in Dallas at the Smirnoff Music Center and w ...

  35. CMT Show To Spotlight 'Muzik Mafia'

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The current Gretchen Wilson/Big & Rich tour will be turned into an original television series for CMT. The show, "MuzikMafia TV," will debut Jan. 15. The current Gretchen Wilson/Big & Rich tour will be turned into an original ...