Born in Amarillo, TX, singer/songwriter John Rich had his first taste of success in Nashville as the lead vocalist for Lonestar. He exited the ensemble amid some turmoil after the release of its second album, and headed into the studio to make a record of his own. The resulting Underneath the Same Moon — which featured collaborations with Sara Evans, the Fairfield Four, and Delbert McClinton, as well as his future songwriting partner from Big & Rich, Kenny Alphin (aka Big Kenny) — was finished and unfortunately shelved in 1998. Meanwhile, Big Kenny had recorded his own solo album, Live a Little, only to see it suffer the same fate as Underneath the Same Moon. With no solo record to support, the two songwriters funneled their energies into Big & Rich, which became a successful country pair while the 2000s. Years later, Rich’s success with Alphin renewed interest in his solo album, prompting BNA Records to officially release Underneath the Same Moon in March of 2006. Rich spent the not long after year hosting his own reality tv show, Gone Country, and giving concerts in support of Big & Rich’s third studio record. Meanwhile, he found time to further his solo career with Son of a Preacher Man, which marked his second solo record upon its release in early 2009.
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John Rich Receives Special Honor from St. Jude.
In a special Country Cares for St. Jude Kids seminar in Memphis,TN John Rich was awarded the first ever Randy Owen Angels Among Us Award. The award honors Rich’s commitment and dedication to St. Jude and children who are battling cancer and other deadly diseases at the Hospital. [...]
John Rich Announces the Birth of Second Son!
John Rich has announced that he and wife Joan welcomed the arrival of their second son Thursday, September 29th! He made the announcement (of course!) via Twitter on October 2nd, and shared that they have named their child, Colt Daniel Rich. He wrote in the message: “He’s a [...]
John Rich talks Gibson guitars, rock and roll, and his new album!
In a recent interview with Gibson Guitars, John Rich goes into detail about his new solo album, and where he is at in music today. From citing this as “the most aggressive rock and roll music he’s ever made” to discussing his love of [...]