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Big & Rich are an American country music duo comprising Big Kenny and John Rich. Rich was formerly of Lonestar.

Big & Rich formed in Nashville around 1998, when ex-Lonestar vocalist John Rich began collaborating with songwriter Big Kenny (real name: Kenny Alphin, a Music City cad who'd once led an outfit called luvjOi). The duo established a performers' roundtable at a local dive, and the event — dubbed the "Muzik Mafia" — soon gained a reputation for off-the-cuff eclecticism and notable special guests. The Mafia nights continued over the next few years, running concurrently with solo material issued by both artists, until 2003, when Martina McBride recorded Alphin and Rich's song "She's a Butterfly" for her self-titled effort and the duo landed a record deal of their own with Warner Bros.' Nashville outlet. Big & Rich debuted in February 2004 with the Wild West Show single, its title track a bold and modern country-rocker displaying their unique high-low harmony vocals. When the Horse of a Different Color LP dropped later that spring it salted its Nashville polish with Muzik Mafia irreverence. Sample song title — "Kick My Ass."
Their first album A Horse of a Different Color (2004) reached number 1 in both the Billboard national chart as well as the Billboard country music chart.

It reached success on the back of the number 1 country music single "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy." This song not only received national exposure on country radio, but also was used by ESPN in commercials for its coverage of the 2004 World Series of Poker.

Big & Rich have many admirers from the more mainstream country genre, notably Martina McBride and Tim McGraw, with whom they shared a nationwide sell-out stadium tour in 2004.
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