This year’s Hometown Throwdown is bringing country music stars Big & Rich, and 10 other acts, to Cheney Stadium on Sunday.
Sponsored by The Wolf, 100.7 FM, the show will also feature Maddie & Tae, Jana Kramer, Craig Campbell, The Swon Brothers, The Cadillac Three, Mickey Guyton, Mo Pitney, Seattle singer Aaron Crawford, Doors and Jackson Michelson.
The headliners are Big Kenny Alpin and John Rich, who have had individual success as well as the fame they’ve garnered as Big & Rich.
Among the duo’s most notable hits is “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” from 2004. The video of the song included Gretchen Wilson and Cowboy Troy, as well as a marching band and dancers. The song is still the basis for a popular country line dance for beginners.
That triple-platinum album, “Horse of a Different Color,” was their first and was praised as it pushed the definition of country music toward diverse genres such as rock and rap.
In 2007, “Lost in the Moment” became their first No. 1 single.
The two focused on their solo careers from 2008-11, when they reunited and released “Fake ID,” from the soundtrack to the 2011 version of “Footloose.”
In 2014, the 41-year-old Rich and 51-year-old Alpin announced the creation of their own record label, Big & Rich Records, which would handle their future releases. That year they released the album “Gravity.” The first single release from the album, “Look at You,” stayed on the charts for 40 weeks, reaching as high as No. 7. Another single from that album, “Run Away with You,” is currently on the top music charts.
Together they have released five studio albums.
Rich also is known for winning the 2011 season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”