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Big & Rich debut new video

Friday, June 24, 2011 – Big & Rich premiered their new music video,Fake ID, on CMT Top 20 Countdown today.

The new video will be available on CMT, CMT Pure, CMT.com and CMT Radio Networks beginning today and available in CMT Hot Shot rotation beginning Monday, June 27. Big & Rich’s song is featured in the 2011 remake of the movie, Footloose and will be the lead-off single off the film’s soundtrack. The original scene in “Footloose” was shot at Cowboy’s in Atlanta, but it has since closed down.

Directors Robert Deaton and George Flanigen duplicated the set at Nashville's Rocketown for the Big & Rich music video, to replicate the scene to fit the film’s clips.

This summer, Big & Rich will be out this summer tour on “Xtreme Muzik…The Tour" co-headlining with Gretchen Wilson and also featuring Cowboy Troy.

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Greatest Hits CD review - Greatest Hits
Thoroughly unafraid to lead the freak parade for the better part of this decade, Big Kenny and John Rich have repeatedly demonstrated their range in each of their three studio albums, giving voice to tender ballads alongside their over-the-top party hits. That range is well-showcased here. As is often the case with hits collections, the way you feel about this album will be directly related to how you feel about Big and Rich, a duo that has served to divide the country community between those »»»
Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace CD review - Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace
Big & Rich return with their third album of country music without prejudice, and the album feels stuck between good and bad. The album is divided into two parts, a call back to the Side A/Side B days of yore. The first half starts with a short clip and launches in the B&R's bid for the 2007 wedding market, the single "Lost in This Moment." Then things take a semi-spiritual side with the title track, "Faster Than Angels Fly," "Eternity" (featuring R&B artist John »»»
Comin' To Your City CD review - Comin' To Your City
Big & Rich opens its second full-length CD with the sing-along line, "Somebody's got to be unafraid to lead the freak parade." It next offers up "a little bang in your yin yang," presumably to support its position as this oddball parade's grand marshal. Later in this title track, it brags of scaring the hell out of Marilyn Manson, which is hardly a believable statement: Big$Rich may be a little extreme when lined up next to the rest of conservative mainstream country »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Swift juggernaut shifts into high gear – The Taylor Swift juggernaut, aka Speak Now World Tour 2011, confirms the superstar status of Swift. The pop country singer sold out two nights at the football stadium and demonstrated that going from the arenas to an even bigger stage proved no problem. In fact, Swift deftly connected with fans in a number of ways in a colorful night of music.... »»»
Concert Review: Willie Nelson throws it down – Similar to the way fans gave Merle Haggard a hero's welcome at 2010's Stagecoach Festival, this Southern California stop on Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown tour offered folks the opportunity to give the redheaded one a great big 'thank you' for all he's given country music. Although most all the acts on the bill are... »»»
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