Big and Rich are scheduled to appear on the Grand Ole Opry this Friday.
The duo seperated in 2008 and John Rich released a full-length CD entitled “Son Of A Preacher Man” in 2009 and two EPs – “Rich Rocks” and “For The Kids – which was released about two years later. Rich’s endeavors released produced two hit singles, “Shuttin’ Detroit Down” and “Country Done Come To Town.” The other half of Big and Rich, Kenny Alphin aka Big Kenny, also released a full-length CD, “The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy.”
Big and Rich reunited in 2011 for the song “Fake ID,” which also featured Gretchen Wilson. The three singers performed the song at the 2011 CMT Music Awards and the Lp Field stage at the 2011 CMA Music Festival. Big and Rich have now scheduled to release a fourth studio album, “Hillbilly Jedis.” The first single from the forthcoming CD is “That’s Why I Pray.” Big and Rich broke a record with the song when it debuted at number 24 on the Billboard chart. That is the highest a duo has debuted on the chart since the chart began.
Written by Rick Amburgey.