Country group Big & Rich hit the big time when “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” off their triple-platinum 2004 debut became a Top 40 hit.The song outlnined the duo’s arrival in Nashville and was featured in commercials during the 2004 World Series of Poker and Super Bowl XLI, garnering the band further attention after appearing in the video game Karaoke Revolution Country. Big & Rich’s fan base is so widespread that 2014 tour dates only sell a limited amount of tickets per individual. Peoria, Illinois, will be welcoming the country duo to Ravina on the Lakes in July 2014. America’s Technicolor cowboys provide plenty of party songs while on tour, including “Party Like Cowboyz” and "Get Your Game On." Interspersed throughout the concert are socially conscious ballads, such as "Last Words," John Rich’s description of "Roy Orbison meets Queen."
John Rich was one of the original members of country band Lonestar before meeting Hollywood Records solo artist Kenny Alphin (Big Kenny) in a club. They collaborated on writing the song, “I Pray for You,” in 1998 and started MuzikMafia (Musically Artistic Friends in Alliance). Both John and Big Kenny participate in worthwhile philanthropy projects, including performing in a 2006 benefit concert for construction of the 173rd Airborne Memorial, which was later turned into a documentary. The concert's Vietnam-era song, “8th of November,” was recorded in 2007. Big & Rich are still spending plenty of time in the studio and plan to release their fifth album in 2014. The duo’s hard work has paid off with nominations for Vocal Duo of the Year in 2012 and 2013. "We continue to try to inspire," says Kenny. "We just try to be ourselves in a world that sometimes insinuates you shouldn't go outside the boundaries.”