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Thursday, April 12, 2007 – Big & Rich will host what is being billed as the first annual Charity Poker Tournament in Los Vegas as part of the Academy of Country Music activities on May 14. Two Foot Fred will help Big & Rich host the event, which will benef the Academy of Country Music Charitable Fund.

The tournament is an exclusive event that will help continue the week long celebration in Las Vegas. The MGM Grand will host the 42nd Annual ACM Awards and the tournament. The first place winner could receive up to $10,000 and other cash prizes will be awarded to the top 10 players. With a maximum of one hundred participants during the tournament, a portion of their buy-in will go to the Academy of Country Music Charitable Fund.

"We are thrilled to be a part of the 1st ever ACM Charity Poker Tourney," says Big Kenny. "We hope to see some big winnings come out of this throw down as we have spent some major time at these tables, so get ready for some Big & Rich fun."

John Rich said, "We are here for the party, and the ACM's sure know how to throw one. And having us host the inaugural tournament is both and honor and privilege to rack up some chips for charity, watch out, we are here to make some big bucks."

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