5 Interesting Facts About Big and Rich

5 Interesting Facts About Big and Rich

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This country rap duo's original sound is perfect for any party!

Big and Rich took the world by storm in the mid 2000s, revamping the classic “cowboy” image into something new.  Big Kenny Alphin and John Rich make up the duo, harnessing their individual talents to produce their original sound.

 Big and Rich Facts

Enjoy these facts about Big & Rich below!

1. Big Kenny Alphin had a reality television show on TLC called “Big Kenny and The Family” that profiled his home life.

2. “Save A Horse [Ride A Cowboy]” was not only a hit in the Unites States, but found some success in Germany, hitting number 87 on the media control charts.

 Big and Rich Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy) Video

3. In 2004, Big & Rich released “Holy Water” as the third single from their album Horse of a Different Color. The song is a completely different vibe from the party-loving duo we normally see. The song was inspired by each member of the duo’s sisters, both of whom had experienced domestic violence.

 Big and Rich Holy Water Video

4. Both members of Big & Rich have used their influential platform to contribute to a number of philanthropic organizations. Kenny contributes to the United Nations and Red Cross, and John’s win on Celebrity Apprentice allowed him to donate over $1 million to St. Jude Children’s research hospital.

5. The duo isn’t hung-up on perfecting their songs, and doesn’t utilize autotune. In an interview with Electric Barnyard, the duo explained that autotune is used by most artists now to get their pitches just so. But Big & Rich isn’t hopping on that bandwagon, saying ““The thing with Big & Rich, we’re singing together the whole time, so you can’t really do auto-tune on us,” he says. “We ebb and flow with each other — that Big & Rich buzz between our vocals that happens, is just a thing. You don’t mess with that.”

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