Sunday, January 27, 2008
“If anyone knows me, they know I’m always writing music,” said Rich. “When
we decided to take this year off so Kenny could focus on rehabilitation for a
pre-existing injury, I asked Kenny if he was cool with me recording a solo
project. I would only do this with Kenny’s blessing. So, this year you can
expect a solo record from me, but Big & Rich will be back in 2009!"
If you have followed my writings through the years, you probably have a good feeling I'm not the biggest fan of Big & Rich as a group. Not because the duo isn't talented, but rather just not a fan of the music mafia sound. I am more of a new traditionalist and traditional country music.
However, a new solo project from John Rich excites me. Rich is an amazing songwriter and artist. He has won the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award in 2005, 2006 and 2007. He is the only artist to receive the award three years consecutively. That's saying a lot.
Warner Brothers is only saying it will be released sometime this year, hopefully the wait won't be too long. Of course, I will keep you updated.