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William Kenneth Alphin was born on 1 November 1963, in Culpeper, Virginia, USA. He is a country music singer, best known by his stage name Big Kenny, and is half of the duo Big & Rich which has released four studio albums. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Big Kenny? As of late-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $6 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry which began in 1999. Prior to Big & Rich, Kenny recorded a solo album and also wrote songs for other artists. As he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.

Big Kenny Net Worth $6 million

After working for a while at Famous Music, Kenny was signed to Hollywood Records in 1999. During his time there, he recorded the album “Live a Little” which had problems with ownership, that led to the delay of its release until 2005. He then left the label and founded the band luvjOi featuring Adam Shoenfeld, which had some success and recorded two albums before disbanding.

Kenny would then befriend John Rich, who is a former leading vocalist of Lonestar. They founded Big & Rich in the early 2000s, and then signed with Warner Bros. Records in 2004. They would release three albums with the label, which are “Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace”, “Comin’ to Your City”, and “Horse of a Different Color”. They had a number one hit entitled “Lost in This Moment” and also had several Top 40 country hits. During this time the two also founded MuzikMafia, which is an association of songwriters and singers. His success as part of Big & Rich helped considerably improve his net worth.

The duo would go on hiatus in 2008, mainly to rehabilitate a neck injury Kenny had sustained in 2001. Eventually, he would start moving his solo career forward once again, recording his second solo album “The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy”. He also became a part of the show “Can You Duet” as a judge, while working on several singles. He then started his own record label entitled Glotown Records and began recording music again. In 2010, he went on his first nationwide tour solo, and performed with a new band. In the same year he released “Big Kenny’s Love Everybody Traveling Musical Medicine Show Mix Tape, Vol. 1”.
Aside from his performances and songs, Kenny has also co-written several songs for various artists, such as Martina McBride, Jason Aldean, and Gretchen Wilson; he is responsible for writing the number one hit “Last Dollar (Fly Away)” recorded by Tim McGraw. His successful songwriting work has also helped increase his net worth.

For his personal life, it is known that Kenny married Christlev Carothers in 2005. This was his second marriage, and he had two sons from his first. The couple also have a son and in 2010, they adopted another one. Kenny also does charity work, travelling to Sudan in 2007 to deliver educational and medical supplies. In 2010, he also travelled to Haiti to help during the aftermath of the earthquake which devastated the country.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 1, 1963
Birth place: Culpeper, Virginia, USA
Height:6' 5" (1.96 m)
Profession:Singer
Nationality:American
Spouse:Christiev Carothers
Children:Dakota Jefferson Holiday Alphin, Lincoln William Holiday Alphin
Parents:Bill Alphin, Mary Alphin
Siblings:Charlene Wine
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Big Kenny and his wife adopted a son, Dakota Jefferson Holiday Alphin, in July 2010.
2Co-partner, with John Rich, of country music duo, Big & Rich.
3Big Kenny and his wife welcomed son, Lincoln William Holiday Alphin, into the world on November 2, 2005.
4Ran real-estate developing company Alphin Development in the 1980s. Was partners with Matt Walker's father. The company went bankrupt during the real estate recession of 1990.Moved to Nashville in 1992 and began a solo country music career. Used the name Big Kenny Rocks until he met band mate John Rich, then shortened it to Big Kenny.


Pictures

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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014HMMA AwardHollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA)Best Song - Documentary· Damien Horne


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Office2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Magic Mike2012writer: "Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy" - as Kenny Alphin
The Apprentice2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV Movie performer: "Lost In This Moment"
Huckabee2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Best of CMT Music Awards2009TV Special performer: "Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy"
True Blood2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
40th Annual Country Music Association Awards2006TV Special writer: "Hicktown"
CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution Country2006Video Game as Kenny Alphin, "Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy"
Austin City Limits2006TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Las Vegas2005TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Big & Rich: Gravity Long Form Project2015
The Frontier Boys2012Kevin Bracken (as Big Kenny Alphin)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
M.I.2010Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Christmas in the Black Hills2011TV MovieHimself (as Big Kenny Alphin)
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV MovieHimself (as Big Kenny Alphin)
CMT Insider2005-2010TV SeriesHimself
Top 20 Country Countdown2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Can You Duet?2009TV SeriesHimself - Judge
DirecTV Concert Series: Big and Rich2008TV MovieHimself (as Big Kenny Alphin)
41st Annual Country Music Association Awards2007TV SpecialHimself (as Big & Rich)
The Early Show2007TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Interviewee / Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
2007 CMT Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself (as Big Kenny Alphin)
Dancing with the Stars2007TV SeriesHimself
The 2006 Billboard Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself (as Big and Rich)
40th Annual Country Music Association Awards2006TV SpecialHimself (as Big Kenny Alphin)
CMA Red Carpet 20062006TV MovieHimself (as Big Kenny Alphin)
Race to the Red Carpet: 2006 Country Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself (as Big & Rich)
CMT Greatest Myths 3: Even More Rumors, Legends and Downright Lies2006TV MovieHimself (as Big Kenny Alphin)
Celebrity Cooking Showdown2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself (as Big Kenny Alphin)
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself (as Big Kenny Alphin)
MuzikMafia TV2005TV Series as Big Kenny Alphin
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Singer, Big & Rich
Blue Collar TV2004TV SeriesHimself
The Voice2015TV SeriesHimself - Big & Rich
Inside Fame2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Larry King Now2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
TakePart Live2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Huckabee2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Today2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Headline Country2007-2014TV SeriesHimself
48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2013TV SpecialHimself (as Big Kenny Alphin)
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
2012 CMT Music Awards2012TV SpecialHimself (as Kenny Alphin)
Lionel Richie and Friends2012TV MovieHimself (as Big Kenny Alphin)
The Ringmaster General2012Video documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Best of CMT Music Awards2009TV SpecialHimself (as Big & Rich)
CMT Hot 20 Countdown2007TV SeriesHimself
CMT Stacked2006TV SeriesHimself
CMT Insider2006TV SeriesHimself

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