John Rich sings “The Lord and the Man”

John Rich was born on January 7, 1974 in Dickson, TN. After high school graduation, he moved to Nashville where he worked as a singer at Opryland USA. He wanted to be a professional team roper. Not long after, he met up with the group Texasee, which eventually changed its name to Lonestar. After departing from the band in 1998, he embarked on a solo career on recording Underneath the Same Moon.
In 2001, he self-released Rescue Me, inspired to record by a cancer patient named Katie Darnell. By 2003, he joined Big Kenny to form the duo Big & Rich, who released three albums on Warner Bros. Records as well as ten singles, including the Number One “Lost in This Moment.” After Big & Rich went on hiatus in 2007, Rich began work on a third solo album, Son of a Preacher Man, which has produced two more chart singles. In 2011, Rich released two extended plays, Rich Rocks and For the Kids before re-establishing Big & Rich in 2012.
During Big & Rich’s success, Rich also worked as a songwriter and producer for other artists. His work included production for Gretchen Wilson, Keith Anderson, Jewel, and John Anderson. In the same time span, he co-wrote multiple singles for other artists, including the Number One hits “Redneck Woman” for Wilson, “Mississippi Girl” for Faith Hill and “Why” for Jason Aldean. He also has a co-write on Taylor Swift’s 2008 album, Fearless, titled “The Way I Loved You”.
John Rich and his wife, Joan, married on December 6, 2008. They have two sons.
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