Big and Rich are back with their first new album in 4 years! The album called Hillbilly Jedi has their new smash “That’s Why I Pray.” A lot has happened in the last four years to Big and Rich; John Rich has had two new sons and Big Kenny also had a son. With the birth of their new children, the boys are more focused and ready to produce great new music.
Big Kenny says that Hillbilly Jedi starts out with a song called “Born Again” that actually was the genesis of the title Hillbilly Jedi. He says, “We wrote with Jon and Richie, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie (Sambora) and they’re both singing and playing on it. Richie is just ripping a guitar solo there that’ll burn your face off “ as John says, “and the whole record goes from just stomping, rocking country Big and Rich style to classic sounding country to some sort of the funnest swing you think of, as it ends the ballad of the Hillbilly Jedi.”
During the interview Big and Rich explain where Hillbilly Jedi came from. they say, “Well you know, the Jedi are the rogue warriors of the universe and Big and Rich, what we do in our style of country, we feel like we’re kind of the rogue warriors in the country music universe and you know, nobody’s ever been able to really determine what is going on with the Big and Rich sound, including Big Kenny and I, we don’t even know. So we’ve determined it’s the force between us.”