Big & Rich do it for the "Party"
Friday, July 7, 2017
– Big & Rich will release "Did It For The Party" on Sept. 15 on the duo's B$R label.
The CD contains 13 songs produced by Big Kenny and John Rich.
"This new record is gonna rock America's boots off," said Rich. "Can't wait for y'all to hear it."
Big Kenny said, "It's been a blast working on this album, and we can't wait for everyone to hear our new songs."
"California" the lead-off track and first single. The video for the song was released May 8. The video spotlights a young woman and her journey to California.
The track listing is:
2. Did It For The Party
3. Congratulations (You're A Rockstar)
4. Turns Me On
5. Wake Up Wanting You
6. Smoke In Her Eyes
7. No Sleep
8. We Came To Rawk
9. Funk In The Country
10. The Long Way Home
11. Freedom Road
12. My Son
13. Lie Cheat Or Steal
Tour dates areL
July 8 University Park, Pa. - Beaver Stadium with Blake Shelton
July 9 Webster, Mass. - Indian Ranch
July 12 La Porte, Ind. - La Porte County Fair
July 14 Atchison, Kan. - LakeFest
July 15 Jacksonville, Ill. - Morgan County Fair
July 21 Monticello, Iowa - Great Jones County Fair
July 23 Twin Lakes, Wis. Country Thunder
July 29 Cold Springs, Minn. - Firefest 2017
Aug. 3 Camrose, Canada - Big Valley Jamboree
Aug. 11 Springfiled, Mo. - Route 66 Music Festival
Aug. 12 Sterling, Colo. - Logan County Fair
Aug. 13 Loveland, Colo. - Thunder Mountain Amphitheatre
Aug. 19 Greenville, N.C. - Carolina Kickoff
Sept. 1 Huron, S.D. - South Dakota State Fair
Sept. 16 Colorado Springs, Colo. - Falcon Stadium
Oct. 1 Las Vegas, Nev. - Route 91 Harvest Festival
Oct. 7 Battle Creek, Mich. - FireKeepers Casino Hotel
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