Big & Rich
|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||country rock country rock modern country|
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US singer-songwriter John Rich (7 January 1974, Amarillo, Texas, USA) enjoyed notable commercial success in the mid-90s as a member of country rock outfit Lonestar, but left this band shortly before the release of their second album. He launched a solo career but was struggling to replicate the success he had enjoyed with Lonestar by the time he teamed up in a new recording partnership with fellow Nashville, Tennessee-based songwriter Big Kenny (b. William Kenneth Alphin, 1 November 1963, Culpeper, Virginia, USA). Alphin had also attempted to launch a solo career after the failure of his rock band luvjOi, but was finding the process equally frustrating. The duo began performing and writing together, out of which grew a weekly event called the MuzikMafia. This Nashville-based round-table night saw them joined by a number of other hopefuls, including future country notables Gretchen Wilson and James Otto. The night was not limited to country music, however, with an...