William Kenneth Alphin (born in Culpeper, Virginia, on November 1, 1963) known professionally as Big Kenny, is a singer, songwriter, humanitarian, farmer, lover of everybody, husband, father, brother, gardener, carpenter, welder, auctioneer, Chief Imagination Officer at the University of Creativity, Producer, MuzikMafia God Father. In 2003, He and John Rich comprise the Grammy-nominated super duo, Big & Rich, which has recorded four studio albums for Warner Bros. Records and has charted ten singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
Before Big & Rich, Big Kenny recorded a solo album, Live a Little, for Hollywood Records in 1999 (although it was not released until 2005). He founded and fronted a band called LuvjOi. Releasing 2 Independent records LuvjOi Volume 1, and LuvjOi volume 2. Some of LuvjOi‘s band members went on to work for Big and Rich 2003-2007 touring and recording. Kenny has written top 10 hits for himself as well as Tim McGraw (“Last Dollar (Fly Away)”), Gretchen Wilson (“Here For The Party”), Jason Aldean (“Hicktown”, “Amarillo Sky”). Big Kenny wrote or co-wrote a majority of all four studio albums for Big & Rich, and been named BMI’s Songwriter of the Year. As half of the Highly acclaimed duo Big and Rich, Kenny has sold in excess of five million albums. His other Project, The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy was released to country radio in 2009. His single, “Long After I’m Gone,” charted in Country top 40.
Kenny has shared the stage, and collaborated on projects with artists such as U2, Jon Bon Jovi, Green Day, R.E.M., Christina Aguilera, Aerosmith, Black Eyed Peas, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Wyclef Jean, Kid Rock, Alison Krauss, Youssou N’Dour, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr., Keith Urban, 3 doors down, Richie Sambora, Dave Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Joe Shaver, John Legend, Dave Foster, Mumford and Sons, Chess Boxer, Lil Jon, Dave Stewart, and Ky-mani Marley.