Facts: Some of the duo’s biggest fans are
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and Martina McBride. Won a 2004
Billboard Music Award for Best Country Duo/Group of the
Horse Of A Different
Save A Horse (Ride
Live This Life
In 1998, John Rich met up with “Big Kenny” Alphin
to form a duo that would soon be known as Big & Rich.
Although the group is classified as a country band, they’re
debut album, “A Horse Of A Different Color,” features
many characteristics that are definitely not country, one
example being a rap session with Cowboy Troy, a close friend
of the duo. Big & Rich helped establish the “Muzik
Mafia,” a group of aspiring performers that would
gain ideas from each other in the hopes of coming up with
a hit. Rich was undoubtedly the leader of the group because
of his past successes as front man for “Lonestar” and
soon, he combined with Gretchen Wilson to write “Redneck
Woman,” a song that would help Wilson establish herself
in the business. Big & Rich also saw success as their
hit Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy) was used as the theme
song of sorts for the 2004 World Series of Poker on ESPN.
Big & Rich are all about the music and it’s a
refreshing sound for the country scene in the coming years.