Duo To Receive 2014 AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s Outstanding Achievement Award at President’s Gala
Tenn. (November 25, 2014) – Big & Rich, ESPN College GameDay stars
and one of the most successful duos in the history of country music, has
been selected as the recipient of the 2014 AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s
Outstanding Achievement Award. Each year, this award is presented in
recognition of excellence in the field of music and entertainment, as
well as service to the community. Big & Rich will receive the award
at the President’s Gala at the Peabody Hotel at 7pm on December 28,
2014. Past recipients include Danny Thomas, Elvis Presley, B.B. King,
Lou Rawls, Clint Black, Little Richard, Alabama, The Beach Boys, LeAnn
Rimes, The O’Jays, KC & The Sunshine Band and The Temptations.
Big & Rich will be the headline entertainment at the President’s
Gala Dinner Dance and star in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s halftime
spectacular on December 29, 2014. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl game will
kick off at 1 pm.
Over the past decade Big & Rich has become synonymous with
college football across America. Their hit song, “Comin’ to Your City”,
is the theme song of ESPN’s hugely popular College GameDay program and
is featured on ESPN every Saturday.
Big & Rich has been cranking out hit songs and entertaining
audiences with their high-energy music since 2004. Their debut album
“Horse of a Different Color” was #1 on the Billboard chart and included
four straight Top 40 hits, including “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)”. In
2005, their success continued with the release of such hits as “Comin’
to Your City” and “8th of November”. In 2007, Big & Rich recorded
their huge #1 hit single “Lost in This Moment”.
In addition to selling millions of albums and performing for millions
of fans, Big & Rich are enthusiastic givers of their time and
talent to great causes, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
John Rich was the popular winner of Donald Trump’s NBC show “The
Celebrity Apprentice” in 2011. Rich raised more than $1.4 million, which
he donated to St. Jude.