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Big & Rich Heading Out on Tour This Summer

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Big & Rich, who just scored back-to-back Top 10 Country singles with “Look at You” and “Run Away With You,” will bring their must-see show to audiences nationwide as they embark on a summer tour in support of their latest single, “Lovin’ Lately” featuring Tim McGraw (available here). “Lovin’ Lately” is racing up the charts after the country duo released their Top 10 Billboard Country album Gravity.

Concert goers will get an up close and personal experience as the chart toppers bring their unique style and sound to their dedicated fans (see dates below). The next stop on the tour will bring the chart-toppers to Live Oak, Fla. for the Suwanee River Jam.

The tour will showcase cuts from Gravity, which propelled the larger than life pair to new heights since its release. Fans will get a chance to hear new songs, along with signature hits like “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” and the No. 1 smash, “Lost in this Moment.”

Big & Rich will be rocking festivals, amphitheaters, casinos and more. One highlight throughout the tour is a special Memorial Day performance, as Love’s Travel Stops presents Camp NASH sponsored by Nationwide Express. Other artists performing at the event include Thompson Square, Parmalee, Chuck Wicks, RaeLynn and Breaking Southwest for the event benefiting The Special Forces Charitable Trust.

Big & Rich On Tour:
Apr 29 – Live Oak, Fla. – Suwannee River Jam
Apr 30 – Lincoln, Ala. – Talladega Super Speedway
May 14 – Atlanta, Ga. – Wolf Creek Amphitheater
May 30 – Nashville, Tenn. – Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater
Jun 05 – Virginia Beach, Va. – Patriotic Festival
Jun 10 – Mountain Dale, N.Y. – Taste of Country Festival
Jun 11 – Winsted, Minn. – Winstock Country Music
Jun 18 – Grand Junction, Colo. – Country Jam
Jun 25 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Lincoln Financial Field
Jul 08 – Fort Loramie, Ohio – Country Concert at Hickory Hill Lakes
Jul 17 – Brooklyn, Mich. – Faster Horses Festival
Jul 23 – Columbus, Ga. – Columbus Civic Center
Aug 13 – Papillion, Neb. – Werner Park
Aug17 – Spokane, Wash. – Northern Quest Resort & Casino

Big & Rich to Perform Benefit Concert for Special Forces Charitable Trust

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Big & Rich will hit the stage in Nashville on Monday, May 30th for the inaugural Memorial Day weekend celebration at Fontanel to support the troops. Love’s Travel Stops presents Camp NASH sponsored by Nationwide Express, a country music festival that will benefit The Special Forces Charitable Trust. Camp NASH will be a family friendly country music lifestyle event utilizing multiple stages for performances, as well as activities for the whole family. In addition to the larger-than-life duo, the event will also feature performances from Thompson Square, Parmalee, Chuck Wicks (Co-host of America’s Morning Show and MC of Camp NASH), RaeLynn, and Breaking Southwest.

The performances will take place at the Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater, with doors opening at 11:00 AM, and performances taking place from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Tickets to the family-friendly event start at just $29 general admission and $39 reserved, with 100% of all ticket proceeds going directly to The Special Forces Charitable Trust. Fans can purchase tickets now via ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. For more information visit fontanel.com/camp-nash-at-fontanel

Camp NASH’s national media partner is “America’s Morning Show,” nationally syndicated by Westwood One and heard weekday mornings on country radio stations across the country. Music City media partners include:
• 95.5 NASH Icon
• NASH FM 103.3
• 99.7 Super Talk
• 104.5 the Zone
• 92Q
Big & Rich On Tour:
Apr 23 – Vidalia, Ga. – Vidalia Onion Festival
Apr 29 – Live Oak, Fla. – Suwannee River Jam
Apr 30 – Lincoln, Ala. – Talladega Super Speedway
May 14 – Atlanta, Ga. – Wolf Creek Amphitheater
May 30 – Nashville, Tenn. – Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater
Jun 05 – Virginia Beach, Va. – Patriotic Festival
Jun 10 – Mountain Dale, N.Y. – Taste of Country Festival
Jun 11 – Winsted, Minn. – Winstock Country Music
Jun 18 – Grand Junction, Colo. – Country Jam
Jun 25 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Lincoln Financial Field
Jul 08 – Fort Loramie, Ohio – Country Concert at Hickory Hill Lakes
Jul 17 – Brooklyn, Mich. – Faster Horses Festival
Jul 23 – Columbus, Ga. – Columbus Civic Center
Aug 13 – Papillion, Neb. – Werner Park
Aug17 – Spokane, Wash. – Northern Quest Resort & Casino

New “The Pickup” Episode with Bill Anderson, Big & Rich, Roy Clark, Collin Raye and More

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“The Pickup” sails with the stars, lunches with legends and serves up a feast of features and news updates for country music fans.

Released today, the newest edition of the program goes behind the scenes at The Legendary Lunch at The Palm in Nashville, honoring the more than 30 country music luminaries in attendance.  In exclusive comments to “The Pickup,” Bill Anderson reflects humorously on what it means to be considered a legend, Big & Rich offer their definition of what legendary status means to them, Collin Raye shares his thoughts on what makes great country songs endure, Ronnie McDowell expresses his appreciation for being able to renew acquaintances with old friends at the event and Roy Clark admits that the lunch is “a great excuse to get together – I don’t want to leave!”

Following initial coverage in the previous edition of “The Pickup,” more highlights from the latest Country Music Cruise are presented, with candid comments from Kenny Rogers on his imminent retirement and The Oak Ridge Boys on why retirement is the last thing on their minds.

News items include an upcoming fundraiser by cancer survivor Wade Hayes for the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center.  A preview of Kelly Clarkson’s children’s book, River Rose and the Magical Lullaby, reveals how her daughter inspired the project.  Tim McGraw explains the true meaning behind his latest single, “Humble And Kind.”  “The Pickup” reports on the first performance by Randy Travis following his recovery from a stroke.  And at his “takeover” of the famous Ernest Tubb Record Shop to celebrate release of his album DOWN TO MY LAST BAD HABIT, Vince Gill discusses his special love for recording with Alison Krauss.

With this episode, “The Pickup” expands its audience via its new agreement with “Country Fix,” a weekly 30-minute program hosted by country artists.  Packed with music videos and interviews with superstars and up-and-comers, “Country Fix” broadcasts on Heartland TV (WSMV 4.2 in Nashville, Comcast Channel 230), The Family Channel, Blue Highways TV (Dish), Angel Two Network (Dish), AMG TV Network, ShowBiz TV (UK), the U.K.’s SKY TV and New Zealand’s Country TV.  Check local listings for airdates and times

Previous episodes of “The Pickup” include one-on-one conversations with Dolly Parton and Lorrie Morgan, tour bus visits with Kelsea Ballerini and Joe Nichols, the George Jones Museum opening, a visit to “Larry’s Country Diner” and much, much more.

Big & Rick Bring Southern Style to ‘The Big Interview’

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Beloved country stars John Rich and Big Kenny—better known as the smash hit duo Big & Rich—rock THE BIG INTERVIEW, in an all-new episode premiering Tuesday, February 16, at 8pm ET. During the candid hour-long sit-down, the award-winning twosome opens up about the trials and tribulations of creating their own label, their musical influences, the creation of the MuzikMafia and how to determine what qualifies as real country music. For the first time ever, the show is giving fans a sneak peek of the episode.

Outlining how the production of their fifth album, 2014’s Gravity, led to the duo creating their own record label, John Rich says, “We recorded this record, Gravity, we were on Warner Brothers Records at the time… The label has no idea we’re even doing it, and we finish the thing and turn it in at Warner Brothers, and go, ‘Surprise! New Big & Rich record!’ And Warner Brothers goes, ‘That’s great! It’s gonna be at least a year before we can put something out, ‘cause we’ve already got our entire year planned out.’… I think Kenny put it best, he said, ‘Well, sometimes, creativity and commerce have to part ways’, and that’s exactly what happened.”

The duo were able get out of their contract and establish their own label, which has some benefits, says John. “The pros are we get to call all the shots, we get to determine what songs come out, when and how they come out. And we own the content,’cause that’s the big one. You own the masters, you own those recordings. But, what are you giving up? Well, you’re giving up the political muscle that the record label has.”

Kenny expounds on this, saying, “And you’re taking on the risk. Everything, you know, if you don’t perform it, you don’t make it happen, then it’s gonna come out of your own pocket. You’re completely at risk, but you also know that your own decisions are what’s gonna get you there.”

On the music that has influenced and inspired their own trademark brand of country, Rich says, “Kenny and I draw from all the way back to Johnny Horton, and Roger Miller, and Hank Sr., and Johnny Cash, and all those kinda guys, all the way up to modern acts like AC/DC.”

On the creation of their famed collective of artists, known as the MuzikMafia, Rich reveals, “There was a real segregation of genre at that point, here in Nashville. The big phrase was, ‘That ain’t country.’ If you’re an urban artist, you can’t write a country song. If you’re a country artist, you can’t write a rock n’ roll song… What they were forgetting is, if you go back to guys like Johnny Cash, he was a rock n’ roll act coming out of Memphis, singing about the most outrageous subjects… That was the beginning, the MuzikMafia disproving the myth that you had to segregate the creative sides.”

With the genre’s sound constantly evolving, many traditional fans and artists have begun questioning what can and cannot be called ‘country.’ Rich effectively puts an end to the debate, stating, “Some of the new country music out now is pushing it even further than we pushed it, and you’ll hear that come up again, ‘Well, that ain’t country.’ Well, you know who decides what’s country or not? The fans. And if the fans buy that record, and they heard it on the country station, and they go to that guy or girl’s show, guess what! That’s country. That’s where country music is right now.”

To see more of this entertaining episode, be sure to tune in to THE BIG INTERVIEW on Tuesday, February 16th at 8pm ET, only on AXS TV.

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Big & Rich On Tour:
Mar 04 – Plant City, Fla. – Strawberry Festival
Apr 23 – Vidalia, Ga. – Vidalia Onion Festival
Apr 29 – Live Oak, Fla. – Suwannee River Jam
Jun 05 – Virginia Beach, Va. – Patriotic Festival
Jun 10 – Mountain Dale, N.Y. – Taste of Country Festival
Jun 11 – Winsted, Minn. – Winstock Country Music
Jun 18 – Grand Junction, Colo. – Country Jam
Jun 25 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Lincoln Financial Field
Jul 08 – Fort Loramie, Ohio – Country Concert at Hickory Hill Lakes
Jul 09 – St Bernard, Ohio – Country Concert ‘16
Jul 15 – Brooklyn, Mich. – Michigan International Speedway

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