Big Kenny Is ‘CIO’ of New Record Label
As one half of the duo Big & Rich, "Big Kenny" Alphin started a revolution, a movement known as the MuzikMafia. Earlier this summer, MuzikMafia mainstay Gretchen Wilson announced she'd be starting her own record label. And now, Big Kenny's doing the same.
The creative aspects of the company, known as GLOTOWN/Love Everybody, LLC, will be handled by Big Kenny, whose title will be Chief Imagination Officer. First on the agenda is the Oct. 27 release of Kenny's solo CD, 'The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy.'
"Wow, these times couldn't be more exciting for a guy like me," says Big Kenny. "I'm finally at a place in my career where I have freedom, FREEDOM; not only to create all of the music and art I want, but I have gotten to hand pick the team of people I work with. They are nothing but the best. I am so happy to be putting out new music that is such an expression of what I am about. I love what I do and I love this community of people."
The album's first single, 'Long After I'm Gone,' is currently climbing the charts. Big Kenny is giving it away for free on his official website, along with a chance to win his personal iPhone.
Big Kenny was named the BMI Songwriter of the Year in 2005, and has written several Top 10 hits for artists such as Tim McGraw ('Last Dollar (Fly Away')), Gretchen Wilson ('Here for the Party') and Jason Aldean ('Hicktown' and 'Amarillo Sky'). His philanthropic efforts include helping to build the Kunyuk School for Girls in Akon in the Southern region of Sudan in 2008. Closer to home, in the American Appalachians he has joined the fight to end mountaintop removal coal mining.
The name for his label was inspired by his Love Everybody goodwill foundation.