Big & Rich Fill In for Kix Brooks on This Weekend’s “American Country Countdown”

Big & Rich Fill In for Kix Brooks on This Weekend’s “American Country Countdown”

Big & Rich will release their upcoming album, Did It For The Party, on Sept. 15, but you don’t have to wait until then to party with the duo.

Big & Rich’s Big Kenny Alphin and John Rich will co-host this weekend’s American Country Countdown, while regular host Kix Brooks gets a little R&R in the Alaskan wilderness.

In addition to featured segments with Old Dominion, Kenny Chesney and Justin Moore, Big & Rich get to experience the rare honor of counting down their own single, “California,” which is currently No. 26 on the chart.

“I just can’t believe Kix let us take over his show,” said John. “He’s trusting us with the sacred task of counting down this week’s Top 30 songs in country music.

“Thanks, Kix, for the vote of confidence,” added Big Kenny. “We had a blast, dude.”

Check out a few pics of Big Kenny and John in action on the set, and tune in to American Country Countdown this weekend to find out the Top 30 country songs of the week.

photos by Jason Simanek

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Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

If you’ve been to lower Broadway in Nashville over the last several years, you know country music artist owned honkytonks having been sprouting up all along Music City’s famous strip.

Jason Aldean, John Rich, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Alan Jackson all already have venues…but now there’s another name being thrown in the mix, and it’s a first!

Miranda Lambert will be the first female country artist to have a downtown venue. Miranda’s place will be located at 308 Broadway, and looks to be named “Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa.”

Miranda was perhaps encouraged to move into this new venture by a 2018 Nashville Business Journal poll. When music industry pros were asked, “Which female country star should open a downtown bar?” — Miranda garnered the most votes.

Miranda is partnering with TC Restaurant Group on the new place, and it looks like even more details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Photo Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth