Big Kenny

  • Celebrity
  • Birth Name: William Kenneth Alphin
  • Birth Place: Culpeper, Virginia, United States
  • Profession: Country-music singer, Songwriter
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Fast Facts

  • Half of country duo Big and Rich; began collaborating with partner John Rich in 1998 though their first record deal as a duo came later, in 2003.
  • Is one of the "Godfathers" of the MuzikMafia, a group he cofounded that brings together artists from all genres of music to promote their slogan "Muzik Without Prejudice."
  • Has penned several hits for his duo and other artists, including Gretchen Wilson's "Here for the Party" and Jason Aldean's "Amarillo Sky."
  • Traveled to Darfur in 2007, when he and his wife helped build a school for girls and made the documentary Bearing Light: A Journey to Sudan to generate awareness of the conditions in that country.
  • Teamed with the organization Little Kids Rock to distribute free guitars to students in Nashville.

Awards

  • 2005, CMT Music Awards — Most Inspiring Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2008, CMT Music Awards — Duo Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2005, CMT Music Awards — Breakthrough Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2007, CMT Music Awards — Duo Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2005, CMT Music Awards — Group/Duo Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2005, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2013, CMT Music Awards — Duo Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2015, CMT Music Awards — Duo Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2017, CMT Music Awards — Duo Video of the Year: Nominee

Relationships

  • Christiev Carothers — Wife
  • Dakota Jefferson Holiday Alphin — Son
  • Lincoln William Holiday Alphin — Son

Details

  • Birth Name: William Kenneth Alphin
  • Birth Place: Culpeper, Virginia, United States
  • Profession: Country-music singer, Songwriter