Big & Rich is an American country music duo comprising two singer-songwriters: Big Kenny (Kenny Alphin, former solo artist and lead singer for the group luvjOi) and John Rich (former vocalist and bass guitarist of Lonestar). They first performed together in 1998. After writing several songs for other country artists, they were signed to a record deal with Warner Bros. Records in 2003.
Their first studio album, Horse of a Different Color, was released in 2004. This album featured what has become their signature song, "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)", as well as three other top-25 singles, including their debut single, "Wild West Show". The album featured collaborations with Cowboy Troy, Gretchen Wilson, and Martina McBride.