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MuzikMafia members enjoy outcast role

NASHVILLE, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- MuzikMafia co-founder Jon Nicholson says the 7-year-old country Nashville band enjoys being seen as a collection of outcasts.

Country duo unleashes third album, book

NASHVILLE, June 5 (UPI) -- The Nashville duo Big & Rich shows its rowdy and quiet sides on its third album.

Big & Rich speedway concert canceled

SPARTA, Ky., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A concert by country music duo Big & Rich set for a speedway in Sparta, Ky., Saturday night has been canceled at the last minute.

Big half of Big & Rich has a little 'big'

NASHVILLE, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The wife of the "Big" half of country music's Big & Rich -- Kenny Alphin -- gave birth in Nashville Wednesday to a baby boy.

Black country western rapper seeks stardom

NASHVILLE, March 3 (UPI) -- Troy Coleman, who goes by the name "Cowboy Troy," is trying to become the first African-American country music star since Charley Pride -- by rapping.
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Big Kenny Alphin of Big and Rich arrives for the 43rd Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 18, 2008. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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William Kenneth Alphin (born in Culpeper, Virginia on November 1, 1963) is an American country music singer, known professionally as Big Kenny. He is a member of the American country music duo Big & Rich, which also comprises John Rich. Together, Big & Rich have recorded three studio albums for Warner Bros. Records, and have charted several singles on the Hot Country Songs charts. Alphin also recorded a solo album in 1999 titled Live a Little, although it was not released until 2005.

On January 23, 2005 he married Christiev Carothers. She has two sons from a previous marriage: Christopher Carothers, Cameron Carothers, and together they have one son, Lincoln William Holiday Alphin, born on November 2, 2005.

In addition to several of Big & Rich's singles, he has co-written "Here for the Party" by Gretchen Wilson, "Hicktown" and "Amarillo Sky" for Jason Aldean (the latter of which was previously recorded by McBride & the Ride), and "Last Dollar (Fly Away)" for Tim McGraw. All songs were co-written with John Rich except "Last Dollar," in which Big Kenny was the sole writer.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Kenny Alphin."
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