click to enlarge Photo by Jason DavisJohn Rich
Photo by Jason Davis
John Rich

One of the decade’s hottest country duos, Big & Rich, will hit the Palouse this weekend, performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Beasley Coliseum as part of Dad’s Weekend events at Washington State University. They’ll be joined by longtime collaborator, “hick hop” country rapper Cowboy Troy.

“Big” Kenny Alphin and John Rich shook up the country scene with their first studio album, 2004’s “Horse of a Different Color,” which produced four Top 40 country hits including “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy).” Since 2005, their song "Comin' to Your City" has been the opening theme for ESPN's College GameDay. Then came their No. 1 hit “Lost in this Moment.” The group has won multiple Vocal Duo of the Year awards from both the Country Music Association and the Country Music Television.

In addition to performing in Pullman, John Rich is scheduled to sign bottles of his private label Redneck Riviera Whiskey from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday at Moscow Liquor, Store No. 303, 904 Pullman Road, Moscow.

Tickets for Friday’s concert are $59.50 ($54.50 for WSU students, staff, and faculty with ID), available through TicketsWest outlets including (800) 325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com and the Beasley Coliseum box office.

— Inland 360 staff

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