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Big & Rich head to studio

Monday, April 4, 2011 – Big & Rich not only will be touring, but recording new music.

That's the word from the duo, who made the announcement Sunday during an interview prior to the start of the Academy of Country Music ceremonies.

"We're going to start new rehearsals next month," said Big Kenny Alphin in an interview on the red carpet with Walker Hayes and Jana Kramer. "We got new music coming out next month."

Alphin and John Rich are going into the studio in may and are looking to release a single before the end of the month. P<>Bit & Rich also are going on the MuzikMafia tour this summer with Gretchen Wilson, Cowboy Troy and Two Foot Fred. The intent is that all will be on stage throughout the concert.

Big & Rich had a "Greatest Hits" out in 2009 with the last full-fledged studio disc, "Between Raising Hell & Amazing Grace," released in 2007. Both have released solo projects. Rich released "Son Of A Preacher Man" in 2009, while Alphin put out "The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy" that year as well.

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