LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Award-winning duo Big & Rich returned to Las Vegas for “Vegas Strong: A Night of Healing,” a free benefit concert at the Orleans Arena to honor all victims, survivors and first responders from the tragedy on October 1 at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Donations were collected throughout the event with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Steve Sisolak Las Vegas Victims’ Fund.
Beasley Media Group invited Big & Rich back to Las Vegas to perform “God Bless America” in a tribute to honor the victims, survivors and first responders as well several of their fan-favorite hits The duo performed on stage the night of the tragedy on October 1st and had brought members of the military on stage to lead a sing-a-long of "God Bless America" with the crowd, as they traditionally do during their live performances. Other performances included CAM, Sierra Black and a surprise performance by Rascal Flatts. In addition, Comedian Ron White and nationally syndicated radio & Fox News television personality Sean Hannity participated in the special event.
The concert streamed live nationwide Thursday via Cox Communications’ YurView Network, reaching more than four million homes in 29 Cox markets in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Idaho, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New England, Ohio, Oklahoma and Virginia as well as Las Vegas.
A one-hour edited broadcast featuring performances by Big & Rich and Rascal Flatts is scheduled to air tonight on HANNITY (Fox News) at 9/8c. (Check local listings).
Big & Rich On Tour:
Oct. 21 – Cocopah Casino – Somerton, Ariz.
Nov. 10 – Big Coat of Honor – Chicago, Ill.
Nov. 13 – Guitars & Stars – Fayetteville, N.C.
Nov. 18 – Star Casino – Mulvane, Kan.
Dec. 15 – Crystal Grand Music Theatre – Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
About Big & Rich:
Big & Rich is comprised of Big Kenny and NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” winner John Rich. The multi-platinum hit duo have garnered multiple Grammy, ACM, CMA and CMT Music Award nominations. Their previous release, Gravity helped propel them to new heights, producing three back-to-back smash hit singles with “Look at You,” “Run Away With You,” and “Lovin’ Lately” featuring Tim McGraw. The country superstars’ first studio album,Horse of a Different Color, includes their hit infectious single, “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy).” Other hits include “Comin’ to Your City,” “8th of November” and their No. 1 hit, “Lost in this Moment.” Meanwhile, “Comin’ to Your City” is nearing a decade as the theme song for ESPN’s “College GameDay.” Most recently the duo released their sixth studio album, Did It For the Party, which includes the hit single “California.”