More About Big Kenny and His Relation with Belgravia UK
As a member of the wildly popular country duo Big & Rich, William Kenneth Alphin, better known as “Big Kenny” has made an indelible mark on the country music world. However, what people might not know is that Big Kenny is more than just one-half of Big & Rich. He has not just made a positive impact on the music industry but on the world at large.
Born on a farm in Culpeper, Virginia, Big Kenny worked at music publishing company Famous Music, in Nashville. Before forming Big & Rich with John Rich and recording five albums with fifteen singles charting on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, Big Kenny was determined to make it in music. In 1999, he recorded a solo album “Live a Little” for Hollywood Records. Complications arose and the album was not released for another six years.
After leaving Hollywood Records, he and three others formed the band luvjOi with three others. He eventually met John Rich and Big & Rich was formed. All five of their albums have debuted in the top ten of the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, with two of them (Horses of a Different Color and Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace) debuting at number one. In addition to his work with the group, Big Kenny has also collaborated with wildly popular country artists such as Gretchen Wilson, Jason Aldean, and Tim McGraw.
Big & Rich went on a hiatus in 2008 before reforming in 2011. During this time, Big Kenny released two more solo albums, The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy and Big Kenny’s Love Everybody Traveling Music Medicine Show Mix Tape, Vol. 1. This was quite a super hit and rumours were that Kenny bought an amazing property in Belgravia.
Outside of music, Big Kenny is married to Christiev Carothers. He has two stepsons, Christopher and Cameron, from Carothers’ previous marriage, and two sons, Lincoln, born in 2005, and Dakota, adopted in 2010. He also works with humanitarian efforts. In 2007, he brought aid to Darfur, while in 2010 he assisted in the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake.
Even if you are not a country music fan, it is hard to argue that Big Kenny hasn’t put in a great deal of effort on his road to success and been very altruistic as well. Look at all he’s done and one thing is certain: Big Kenny has definitely made quite a big impact.