NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 16, 2017) – The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards® has just announced their finalists, and energetic country duo Big & Rich have scored a nomination for 'Vocal Duo of the Year.' The event will take place on April 2 in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena, where the winners will be announced. The ACM Awards will also be broadcast on CBS Television Network (live 8:00-11:00pm, ET/delayed PT). View full list of nominations HERE.
"We have deep gratitude to the folks in our industry who voted for us for ‘Duo of the Year.’ We are in great company in this category, and appreciate all the support we continue to receive from our fans and country radio! Here's to having a ‘Big and Rich Time’ in 2017!” – John Rich
“What a great morning! It’s fantastic to be nominated and be in the game representing what is the best of country music! It’s so good to be a part of that big celebration!” – Big Kenny
The nomination comes on the heels of a career-defining year, which saw the dynamic duo scoring their third back-to-back Top Ten record on Country radio with the smash hit, “Lovin’ Lately” featuring Tim McGraw. Since launching Big & Rich Records, the larger-than-life pair continued to soar to new heights with their project Gravity, after achieving consecutive back-to-back Top Ten hits for the first time in their 13 years together. The ACM award nominees look to capitalize on that momentum with the announcement of their upcoming single, “California,” which is set for release in March.
Big & Rich's 2017 Did It For The Party Tour:
Apr. 29 Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State University
May 26 Forest City, Iowa – Tree Town Music Festival
Jun. 10 Valdosta, Ga. – Wild Adventures Theme Park
Jun. 11 Myrtle Beach, S.C. – Carolina Country Music Fest
Jun. 22 Manhattan , Kan. – Country Stampede
Jun. 23 Chicago, Ill. – Lake Shake Festival
Jul. 08 University Park, Pa. – Beaver Stadium with Blake Shelton
Jul. 12 La Porte, Ind. – La Porte County Fair
Jul. 14 Atchison, Kan. – LakeFest
Jul. 21 Monticello, Iowa – Great Jones County Fair
Jul. 23 Twin Lakes, Wis. Country Thunder
Aug. 03 Camrose, Canada – Big Valley Jamboree
Aug. 19 Greenville, N.C. – Carolina Kickoff
Sept. 1 Huron, S.D. – South Dakota State Fair
Sept. 16 Colorado Springs, Colo. – Falcon Stadium
Oct. 07 Battle Creek, Mich. – FireKeepers Casino Hotel
About Big & Rich:
Big & Rich is comprised of Big Kenny and NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” winner John Rich. The multi-platinum hit duo have garnered multiple Grammy, ACM, CMA and CMT Music Award nominations. Their previous release, Gravity helped propel them to new heights, producing three back-to-back smash hit singles with “Look at You,” “Run Away With You,” and “Lovin’ Lately” featuring Tim McGraw. The Country superstars’ first studio album, Horse of a Different Color, includes their hit infectious single, “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy).” Other hits include “Comin’ to Your City,” “8th of November” and their No. 1 hit, “Lost in this Moment.” Meanwhile, “Comin’ to Your City” is nearing a decade as the theme song for ESPN’s “College GameDay.