Join Big Kenny on #CMchat Monday July 29, 6pPT/9pET

by Jessica Northey 

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Country Music Chat is honored to have Big Kenny Alphin as guest on Monday July 29nd 6-7pPT/9-10pET.  To participate use/follow the #CMchat hashtag in your tweets.



William Kenneth Alphin (born in Culpeper, Virginia, on November 1, 1963) Known professionally as Big Kenny. He is a singer, songwriter, humanitarian, farmer, lover of everybody, husband, father, brother, gardener, carpenter, Chief Imagination Officer at the University of Creativity, Producer, Muzik Mafia God Father, and welder. In 2003, he and John Rich comprised the Grammy-nominated super duo, Big & Rich, which has recorded four studio albums for Warner Bros. Records and has charted ten singles on the Billboard Hot Country Song charts.

Before Big & Rich, Big Kenny recorded a solo album, Live a Little, for Hollywood Records in 1999 (although it was not released until 2005). He founded and fronted a band called LuvjOi. Releasing 2 Independent records Luvjoi Volume 1, and Luvjoi volume 2. Some of Luvjoi‘s band members went on to work for Big and Rich’s 2003-2007 touring and recording. Kenny has written top 10 hits for himself as well as Tim McGraw (“Last Dollar (Fly Away)”), Gretchen Wilson (“Here For The Party”), Jason Aldean (“Hicktown”, “Armarillo Sky”). Big Kenny wrote or co-wrote a majority of all four studio albums for Big & Rich, and been named BMI’s Songwriter of the Year. As half of the Highly acclaimed duo Big and Rich, Kenny has sold in excess of five million albums. His other Project, The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy was released to country radio in 2009. His single, “Long After I’m Gone,” charted in Country top 40.

His newest venture is that of Electro Shine, a mix of country medley and dance beats. Working with co-producer, CheBacca, Kenny’s newest venture in music fusion is no doubt in the midst of changing the game of music and independent release.

Kenny has shared the stage, and collaborated on projects with artists such as U2, Jon Bon Jovi, Green Day, R.E.M., Christina Aguilera,Aerosmith, Black Eyed Peas, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Wyclef Jean, Kid Rock, Alison Krauss, Youssou N’Dour, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr., Keith Urban, 3 doors down, Richie Sambora, Dave Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Joe Shaver, John Legend, Dave Foster, Mumford and Sons, Chess Boxer, Lil Jon, Dave Stewart, and Ky-mani Marley.



8/5 Kristian Bush 

8/12 Meghan Linsey

8/19 Tracy Lawrence

8/26  Travis Tritt

9/2 Alabama

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Author: Jessica Northey

Everyone asks “what exactly do you do Jessica?” What some of my family members say, “she tweets for a living” is my favorite, but really the title that puts food on the table is “Social Media Influencer,” the definition sounds simple, someone who influences others through social media, but I consider myself a Citizen Journalist broadcasting and entertaining with news, thoughts, opinions, delivering information in my own unique way. Famous for my ‘sass wit and straight from the hip’ style I’ve always been called a “Social Media Pioneer” in the music industry. I’m also an On-Air/Online Broadcasting Host and Personality, Digital Media Strategist, Country and Music Blogger/Journalist as well as a Nationally recognized Speaker and Founder of Country Music Chat, News and Views Entertainment Website My favorite accomplishment is starting the largest Country Music Hashtag community in the world Country Music’s #CMChat. It all started with a hunch...back in the early 2000’s I would dial up the internet via AOL and join chat rooms whilst watching my favorite programs on TV. Loved watching Reality Shows with my Mom in Tucson, and blowing her mind with how I always knew who was going home on the Bachelor or Big Brother. Don’t think she ever caught on that I was talking to people via computer on the East Coast, where it had already aired. (We didn’t have the uber-spoiler Twitter or Facebook to ruin results and awards shows for us yet.) I’ve been taking over the internet, one tweet at a time and have accumulated over 3 Million followers/friends/fans across all my Social Media networks. Over the years I’ve been consistently ranked as an influential online personality and even named as a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer. I was the first person Merle Haggard followed when he got on Twitter and spent the day with Garth Brooks at Twitter and Facebook when joined the social media world.

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