Big & Rich received a 2013 CMT Music Awards nomination for Duo Video of the Year for "That's Why I Pray." The ceremony will air live from Nashville at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 5 on CMT and CMT.com at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Fans can vote online at CMT.com and on their mobile device at CMT Mobile or the CMT Insider app available on iPhone, iPad and Android now through Sunday, June 2 at midnight (ET).
Along with another stomping year of new music and touring with Big and Rich, and a year of hard work, perseverance and unadulterated excitement Big Kenny has powered his newest passion project, ELECTRO SHINE, to it's first single debut on a completely independent level.
Big & Rich were awarded CRS’ 2013 Artist Humanitarian Award at Country Radio Seminar this week. Big & Rich’s charitable endeavors date back more than a decade. Their humanitarian efforts have ranged from visiting individual patients in hospitals, to staging benefit concerts for the Country Music Hall of Fame and the 173rd Airborne Memorial, to their well-documented U.S. and international outreach. The duo has made a point throughout their career to help underprivileged children and families in struggling countries like Uganda, Sudan, Haiti and Kenya, among others.
"The only way to do this is by having a great career; thanks to everyone in this room for that," said John Rich of being recognized. Upon receiving the award, Big Kenny Alphin also noted, “I am blessed and I am humbled. I am thankful that I have been able to help in some small ways. Every little act of kindness everyone does, makes our world another step closer to a brighter tomorrow we're thankful to our great creator and all that are here today.”
St. Jude Children's Hospital, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the 173rd Airborne Memorial Fund, Project Clean Water, Nashville’s Mt. View elementary school, the Special Olympics, Vanderbilt Hospital, Second Harvest Food Bank and the Nashville Symphony are just a few of the causes the chart-topping, Grammy-nominated duo have donated their charitable efforts to.
Watch a sizzle reel of some of their humanitarian efforts above.