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Big & Rich at Shooting Star Friday

Big & Rich -- also known as Kenny Alphin ("Big Kenny") and John Rich -- will perform a sold-out concert at Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino this Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. Submitted Photo

This Friday, Oct. 26, chart-topping country music duo Big and Rich will perform live at 8 p.m. in Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center, located at 777 Casino Road. Tickets are sold out.  

Kenny Alphin, also known as Big Kenny, and John Rich are both songwriters, vocalists, and guitarists who form the American country music duo Big and Rich. Prior to Big and Rich, John Rich was a founding member of the band Lonestar and later a solo artist for BNA Records. Big Kenny was signed to Hollywood Records as a solo musician, where he recorded his rock album titled Live A Little.

Big Kenny and John Rich met in 1998 and began writing songs together. A few years later, they formed the Big and Rich duo and were signed to Warner Bros. Records.

Since then, Big and Rich have been honored with 36 award nominations, consisting of three Grammy Award nominations, 15 Academy of Country Music Award nominations, nine CMT Music Award nominations, seven Country Music Association Award nominations, an American Music Award nomination, and a Billboard Music Award nomination.

The duo's resume includes collaborations with artists such as Martina McBride, Wilson and Cowboy Troy, John Legend, Lil Jon and Wyclef Jean.