John Rich

One half of the rowdy country duo Big & Rich, John Rich was a wildly successful singer and songwriter who blended honky tonk songwriting with rock-n-roll volume and hip-hop attitude for a string of hits that included ... Read more »
Born: 01/07/1974 in Amarillo, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (10)

The Apprentice 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Contestant

The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 42nd Annual CMA Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Nashville Star 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual CMA Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (7)

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk 2016 (Movie)

("Here For The Party") (Song)

Magic Mike 2012 (Movie)

("Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)") (Song)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? 2009 (Movie)

("Redneck Woman") (Song)

Aftermath: The Station Fire Five Years Later 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 2008 (Movie)

("Sunset Man") (Song)

CMA Music Festival: Country Music's Biggest Party 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Theme Music

Dr. Dolittle 3 2005 (Movie)

("Whoop Whoop") (Song)

Biography

One half of the rowdy country duo Big & Rich, John Rich was a wildly successful singer and songwriter who blended honky tonk songwriting with rock-n-roll volume and hip-hop attitude for a string of hits that included "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)," "Holy Water" and "Lost in the Moment. " He and partner "Big Kenny" Alphin brought a much-needed dose of levity and party-hearty exuberance to the Nashville scene, which quickly embraced them and partners in crime like Gretchen Wilson and Cowboy Troy. Rich's solo efforts were also warmly received, as were TV projects like "Gone Country" (CMT, 2008- ) and "The Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC, 2004- ). Rich's apparent golden touch in multiple mediums elevated him beyond the country music borders into the vaunted status of media personality.

Relationships

Joan Bush

Wife
Married on Dec. 6, 2008 in Nashville, TN

Cash Rich

Son
Born on Jan. 10, 2010 in Nashville, TN; mother, Joan Bush

Colt Rich

Son
Born on Sept. 29, 2011; mother, Joan Bush

Milestones

2011

Joined the cast of NBC reality competition show "The Apprentice"

2009

Released second solo album Son of a Preacher Man

2008

Served as a judge and mentor on USA Network's "Nashville Star"

2008

Hosted the CMT reality series "Gone Country" (CMT, 2008- )

2006

Big & Rich were named Honorary Members of the 503d Regiment of the 173d Airborne Brigade at a benefit concert for the construction of the 173d Airborne Memorial in Atlanta, GA

2005

Released second Big & Rich album, Comin' to Your City

2004

Released Big & Rich's debut album Horse of a Different Color; album topped the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200

2002

Along with William Kenneth Alpin ('Big Kenny'), formed the country duo Big & Rich

1999

Recorded his debut album Underneath the Same; album was shelved by the record company and eventually released in 2006

1997

Rich fired from Lonestar after the group released its second album Crazy Nights

1995

Lonestar released its self-titled debut album; the single "No News" reaches No. 1 on the Billboard country chart

1992

Formed the band Lonestar (originally called Tennessee) along with his Opryland USA theme park co-workers and fellow Texans Richie McDonald, Michael Britt, Keech Rainwater, and Dean Sams

Moved to Nashville, TN and began training to become a professional bull rider

Known for such albums as "Son Of A Preacher Man"

Popular songs include "Shuttin' Detroit Down" and "Country Done Come To Town".

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