Big Kenny, one-half of multi-platinum country duo Big & Rich, is headed to New York City in support of “The 47th Annual CMA Awards,” airing Wednesday, November 6th (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC. Big & Rich are nominees in the Vocal Duo of the Year category.
“I’m so excited to be going up to New York City … I love that city and everybody in it,” said CMA Awards nominee Big Kenny. “We are honored and happy to be nominated for the CMA Awards again this year – we have some exciting new music coming out and can’t wait for everybody to hear it! So tune in Wednesday night on ABC — you’ll be glad you did! Now go out and love everybody!”
You can catch Big Kenny when he appears on ABC NewsNow (11/4), Access Hollywood (11/4), Bloomberg TV (11/4), SiriusXM (11/4), Fox & Friends (11/5) and The Better Show (11/12).
Hosted for the sixth consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Tickets for “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” are officially sold-out, marking the fifth year in a row the ceremony has sold out in advance.
For more information, visit CMAawards.com, or follow the conversation on Twitter with #CMAawards.
Big Kenny, one-half of multi-platinum country duo Big & Rich, is continuing to push boundaries with his ELECTRO SHINE music project, where he brings together an eclectic fusion of beats, instrumentation and feel-good lyrics. On September 3rd, a new installment of Electro Shine Remix tracks was released on Glotown Records, including “Party Like Cowboyz” and “Born Again” from Big & Rich’s latest release, Hillbilly Jedi.
“I’ve decided that it’s time to get everybody dancing again! It’s time to start celebrating life, no matter how much BS we keep enduring in the world. I want to throw big dance parties and get us all to know one another and make new friends. John (Rich) and I had such a huge hit and success with our dance remix of “Save a Horse,” I was inspired to try some of the Electro Shine sounds to my favorite new B&R hits, “Born Again” and “Party Like Cowboyz.” Now lets crank up the tunes and dance. It’s a great way to meet girls,” says Big Kenny.
For those passionate “out of the box” EDM, country and hick-hop music lovers, ELECTRO SHINE has more for your listening pleasure. ELECTRO SHINE’s debut EP, The Hits Vol. 1, that features a love of “Muzik Without Prejudice,” the mariachi inspired and pop infused “Electro Country Shine,” the feel good dance anthem “Hope Chant,” electronic country and rap anthem “Star,” and three versions of “Dance Upon The Solid Ground,” the up-tempo jam ingrained with twangy fiddle, banjo and electronic melodies is also available at all digital retail outlets: iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and Rhapsody.
“Electro Shine is going to be a great way to introduce country to the Electronic Dance world, which is so huge now. And a great way to introduce the Electronic Dance World to Big & Rich and Electro Shine,” adds Big Kenny.
In addition to the recordings, soon to be announced will be the ELECTRO SHINE touring show. The Vegas-style show under a big top tent will include singers, musicians, rappers, dancers, badass beats, aerialists, lights, lasers, psychedelic great visuals, and even little blue flying winged cherubs! An experience that could be best described as a musical circus, hosted by Big Kenny, where a collision of EDM, Americana, Country, Reggae, Rock, Pop, and Hip-Hop will create the vibe and party atmosphere that will keep everyone inspired and on the dance floor.
The Dance Y’all Country Crew recently performed with Electro Shine, Big Kenny’s new dance music project, on the “O Music Awards.”
The “O Music Awards” (Online Music Awards) were broadcast for 24hours consecutively starting on June 19th across all online Viacom outlets including; VH1.com, mtv.com and cmt.com among others.
The Dance Y’all Country Crew, Crishon Landers, Jessi Peralta, Curtis Grecco, and Lakelyn Foutch, performed to “Dance Upon The Solid Ground” and “Electro Country Shine,” two tracks from Electro Shine’s latest EP with a sound that mixes Country sensibilities and instrumentation with Electronic Dance Music. Catch their performance to “Dance Upon the Solid Ground” here and “Electro Country Shine” here.
“The lines between music genres are increasingly blurry in the “iPod” generation, and Electro Shine is a perfect example,” says Dance Y’all EVP, David Vaughan.” So, whether it’s traditional Country, Pop Country, or CDM [the country version of EDM], if you can dance to it, we’ll be there to lead the charge.”
An experience that could be best described as a musical circus, multi-platinum selling artist, Big Kenny, fuses together the genres of EDM, Americana, Country, Reggae, Rock, Pop, and Hip-Hop to introduce ELECTRO SHINE…
A project that Big Kenny has been cultivating for years, ELECTRO SHINE is a “feel good” musical experience that blends together inspiration from his roles in the Muzik Mafia and Freak Parade to create a new music model that embraces “Muzika Without Prejudice.”
Released through Glotown Records, the debut single coming from ELECTRO SHINE, “Dance Upon the Solid Ground,” (featuring Big Kenny, CheBacca & ChessBoxer) is released worldwide today in tandem with the lyric video (below).
ELECTRO SHINE includes contributions from “the Maestro of Electro,” CheBacca and instrumental strings duo ChessBoxer. Together with Big Kenny, these three powerhouses of music create an eclectic fusion of beats, instrumentation, and feel-good lyrics. The ELECTRO sound is truly something that hasn’t been heard before from what might typically be thought of as an unlikely pairing.
With Big Kenny at the helm, he powers the engine behind the madness and has the passion to propel it into an unforgettable experience. Big Kenny is a real rock and roll farm boy from Culpeper, VA, and seems just as comfortable in a London Dance Club as at a Virginia Barn Dance. As a singer, songwriter and producer, he’s powered through the world of music in acts like luvjOi, the Muzik Mafia and, more notably, the multi-platinum, Grammy Nominated, Country-Rock duo, Big and Rich.
Look for additional ELECTRO SHINE singles in the months to come featuring multi-talented artists such as Ky-mani Marley and his son; and wordsmith KJ Marley, son and grandson of reggae icon, Bob Marley; Cowboy Troy, country hick-hop artist and rapper; Megan Mullins, singer, dancer, and fiddle virtuoso; as well as the magical guitar sounds of Dave Stewart, musician/songwriter/producer and one-half of British duo Eurythmics.
Take a listen and let us know what you think? Do you think country radio will play it?
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Big Kenny Alphin, one half of country’s rockin’ duo Big & Rich, was the 2nd US recipient of the African Children’s Choir Malaika Award. In recognition of his work in the Sudan, The African Children’s Choir presented the Malaika Award to Alphin during its 4th Annual Benefit Gala in New York City on December 3rd. John Rich surprised those in attendance as well as friend Damien Horne of THE FARM. Other celebrities in attendance included Nashville’s Connie Britton, Political Animals’ Carla Guigino, Broadway star Stephanie Block, Miss New York 2012, Mallory Hagan, Miss Washington DC 2012, Allyn Rose, Former Miss New York and ACC board member Kaitlin Monte and Fox Morning Extra’s Tom Murro. The event raised over $50,000 for the ACC, marking its best event to date.
As the ACC’s most prestigious form of recognition, the Malaika Award is presented to individuals for outstanding work on behalf of Africa’s most vulnerable children. The statuette is symbolic of the beauty, hardship, and hope found in many African faces. To date, five individuals have been presented with The Malaika Award including Rt. Hon Gordon Brown MP, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; President George Bush for his approval of legislation combating HIV/AIDS and other diseases in Africa, and most recently to Sir Bob Geldorf.