Big & Rich

Live at the Garden

Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Rd
Memphis, TN 38117
United States
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Since their triple-Platinum debut album Horse Of A Different Color, Big Kenny and John Rich have kept the faith, ramped up their groove, taken an occasional break for solo projects and come back with both guitars blazing. Their run as the ultimate good-time country music duo continues with Did It For The Party — a title that pretty much tells their story.

It’s all here: Exhilaration and heartbreak cruise hand-in-hand through “California.” “A little George Clinton and a little George Strait” is the recipe for some “Funk In The Country.” The action moves uptown on “No Sleep,” where “Big & Rich’s gonna play” until dawn and probably beyond. Far horizons promise adventure and escape on “The Long Way.” As if there were any doubt, they proclaim “We Came To Rock” with a drive and sing-along chorus that was built to kill. And that girl over there near the bar? The one you’re thinking about feeding a line or buying a drink? Don’t do it — as Kenny and John warn, that ain’t “Smoke In Her Eyes.”

The sound and soul of Did It For The Party, then, is a true milestone: Bigger & Richer than anything these guys have done before while also reflecting the current stages of their lives. Lots of water has coursed down the Cumberland River since Rich made his first national impact with Lonestar and Kenny Alphin’s songs started providing hit material as songwriter for Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Gretchen Wilson and other headliners.