Korn Frontman Working on Country Project With Big & Rich
Davis revealed the collaboration on Instagram, where he shared the above photo, along with the caption "Working with Big and Rich on a country music project." The musician also included the hashtag #Bakersfieldsound, a term often used to refer to the style of country music made by Bakersfield, Calif., native Merle Haggard, among others. (Davis is also from the area.)
Big & Rich, made up of Big Kenny and John Rich, certainly aren't strangers to collaborations with artists from other genres. They've previously recorded with John Legend, Wyclef Jean and Lil Jon, among others.
There are no other details known about what will become of Davis and Big & Rich's recording session, if the "project" is a full-fledged country album from Davis, a single song or some other sort of collaboration.
However, more and more artists from other genres seem to be feeling the pull to country music. Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler recently released his debut country single, "Love Is Your Name," in advance of his freshman country album with Big Machine Label Group. Rapper Nelly, who has previously appeared on songs with both Tim McGraw (on "Over and Over") and Florida Georgia Line (on their multi-platinum hit "Cruise") also recently announced that he will be releasing a country EP.
Big & Rich's latest album, Gravity, was released last September on their own Big & Rich Records, which has been giving them the freedom to explore beyond the realm of country music.
“This is an exciting and intense time in the history of Big & Rich,” Big Kenny says. “As artists, we are now at the place where we can finally gain complete creative control. That’s huge. It allows us to be true to ourselves and be the trailblazers we’ve always risked being.”
Big & Rich will be spending the summer on the road. A list of all of their dates is available on their website.
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