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 p ...

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

    December 27, 2012 8:30 AM EST 0 0 0 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, "On ...

  3. Primary Wave Hires Stephen Hutton; The Artists Org Promotes Rich Schaefer, Don Van Cleave

    August 24, 2012 12:01 PM EDT Primary Wave Music has hired Stephen Hutton, founder of Uppercut Management, to help build Primary Wave Talent Management's rock and pop divisions. Hutton, who helped build the careers of such artists as Kid Rock, Big Kenny (Big & Rich) ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

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

    September 08, 2011 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 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." "F ...

  7. Billboard, CMA Reteam For Country Music Summit

    February 18, 2011 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 show ...

  8. The Orchard Closes 2010 With New Artist, Label Signings

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital distributor the Orchard has announced a spate of new artist and label signings to close out the year, including deals with Ryan Adams and Joss Stone. The Orchard will also release albums by country artist Big Kenny and alt-rockers Buffalo ...

  9. VIDEO: Music + Sports, Big Kenny Talks Songwriting For ESPN

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country force Big Kenny took part in the "How To: Get Your Music In Sports Campaigns" panel at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and Music Conference and discussed working with ESPN, the Pittsburgh Steelers and more. Watch above. For ...

  10. Video: Country Summit Stars Get Candid

    June 10, 2010 3:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 numbe ...

  11. Big Kenny: Billboard Country Music Summit

    Big Kenny: Billboard Country Music Summit

    June 10, 2010 2:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 BB_CMS2010_BigKenny Big & Rich , nashville , country music summit , Big Kenny , Big Kenny , Big & Rich , Big Kenny Videos Big Kenny Big & Rich Big Kenny ...

  12. PHOTOS: Live At The Billboard Country Music Summit

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For exclusive video interviews with artists and top execs at the Billboard Country Music Summit, click here . For full coverage of the BCMS, click here . Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Big Kenny, Gary Allan and the country music biz w ...

  13. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Country Star Big Kenny

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Big Kenny Panel: Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes? Tues. (June 8) 11:30am – 12:30pm. For more info visit billboardevents.com Who is the one up and coming country artist to keep an eye on and why? Me, Big Kenny, ’cause we have a very innovative a ...

  14. Big Kenny Joins Billboard Summit Panel

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Big Kenny, who earned national prominence in the groundbreaking duo Big & Rich, will take part in the panel "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?" at the inaugural Billboard Country Music Summit June 7-8 at Nashville& ...

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

    October 19, 2009 3:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 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& ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Kinda Like Country

    June 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 reviva ...

  19. Jewel Out-Countrying John Rich On New Album

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 accu ...

  20. 'Dollar' Menu

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  22. McGraw Teams With Hill Again On New Album

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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. ...

  24. John Rich Revives Lost Solo Album

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "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 B ...

  25. Big & Rich Ride Again

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 & ...

  26. Big & Rich Album Named, Moved

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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," ...

  27. Guests Sweeten Shaver's 'Real Deal'

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 "T ...

  28. New Big & Rich Album Due In November

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  29. Cowboy Troy's Wild Ride

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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. ...

  30. 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 ...

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

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 tha ...