WATCH: Big & Rich Send Audience Into Frenzy Singing ‘God Bless America’ at Packed Concert

by Jacklyn Krol

Big & Rich gave the crowd a show to remember.

The country duo gave a patriotic performance that left fans on their feet and wanting more. John Rich and Big Kenny Alphin performed at the California Mid-State Fair on July 23. They shared a video of an epic moment during their show on Twitter.

“Listen to the Patriots in California! #GodBlessAmerica,” they captioned the post.

Big & Rich performed a rousing rendition of “God Bless America.” Fans in the crowd used the flashlight application on their phones to light up the audience section.

“How many of y’all got the fancy iPhones with the bright light on them?” Rich questioned. “Y’all have one of those in your pocket? Pull it out, turn it on, we’re going to take a little shot of tonight of what the REAL California looks like. We’re going to sing a song together, something that we all learned back in elementary school.

He concluded his speech by saying that this song “is more important now than it ever has been.”

Big & Rich’s Pandemic Inspired Tune

The duo’s song “Stay Home” was released last year amid the height of the pandemic. It was a bit different from their traditional country-rock vibe. This tune was a swing-dance hit that requested people to stay home to stay safe.

“Never thought I’d say this as a songwriter, but the day our new song #StayHome stops being played on country radio will be the best day EVER! The message is important and the music is fun,” Rich tweeted.

“We’ll get through this but right now we gotta keep everyone safe. We can all do our part and #StayHome,” Alphin added the time.

John Rich’s Move to Television

Like in concert, Big & Rich has been open about their political and religious beliefs. This extended into Rich’s new Fox show, The Pursuit! With John Rich.

“Our Constitution doesn’t guarantee us happiness,” Rich told Taste of Country. “It guarantees us the right to pursue happiness. There’s a big difference between those two things, and for me, growing up in a double-wide trailer in Amarillo, Texas … I’m a high school graduate, nothing too fancy. I was always told, ‘Hey, John, it doesn’t matter where you start off. Dream as big as you can, and work as hard as you humanly possibly can, and you never know — you might do something great. You might get the American Dream, or whatever your dream is.'”