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John Rich            

Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Host of "Gone Country" & Winner of "Celebrity Apprentice"

Armed with confidence, ambition and determination, John Rich is a multi-platinum hit generator and music industry leader whose creative talents are matched only by his business savvy.

Whether through a raucous party anthem or a sober reflection on hard times in the heartland, Rich’s ability to capture the American zeitgeist in song has made him one of the most successful and prolific entertainers in the music business today. And in 2011, Rich impressed Donald Trump and American TV audiences with his business acumen and leadership skills, winning NBC’s "The Celebrity Apprentice" and raising $1.5 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Now, the multi-faceted Rich is applying his talents to his latest venture, a lifestyle brand called Redneck Riviera that launched in 2014 with an apparel line geared to what he dubs the ‘Red, White, Blue and Rowdy’ crowd. The idea struck Rich after visiting the stretch of Gulf Coast affectionately known by the same name.

Rich’s musical resume includes serving as co-lead vocalist for the multi-platinum selling country act Lonestar, and currently as half of the groundbreaking country duo Big & Rich with partner Kenny “Big Kenny” Alphin. He is a three-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, notching over 14 Top Ten hits for artists including Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Gretchen Wilson, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift and Big & Rich. As a producer, Rich has worked with Randy Owen of Alabama, Jewel, Jon Anderson, Gretchen Wilson and numerous developing acts. Rich co-created Nashville’s Muzik Mafia movement, a weekly musical showcase that helped launch country music stars including “Redneck Woman” Gretchen Wilson and was captured in the book Muzik Mafia. His television credits include creating and hosting CMT’s "Gone Country" series and serving as a judge in 2008 on NBC’s "Nashville" Star.

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A Conversation With John Rich

Not only is John Rich a multi-platinum selling country music artist, he knows the business side as a writer and producer as well. He put his business acumen to the test as the winner of the NBC hit show Celebrity Apprentice, where he raised over $1.3 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - the most raised by any contestant in the history of the show.

As the grandson of a WWII vet, Rich is also a champion of those who serve in the military.

Whether it’s about the process of songwriting or performing, or the current state of politics and current events in the headlines or his strategies for winning Celebrity Apprentice, John Rich offers a straight-shooting perspective, intertwined with a song or two, to the delight of audiences everywhere.


John Rich to open chain of bars with first two in Nashville and Vegas ...

Country musician John Rich announced plans to open a chain of bars called Redneck Riviera with the first two locations in Nashville and Las Vegas.

John Rich Announces Redneck Riviera Bars To Open In Grand ...

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- John Rich, country music superstar and businessman, announces today that Redneck Riviera, Inc. is set to  ...

John Rich -- We Love Gwen Stefani |

Country star John Rich says there's no need to pick sides in the Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert divorce ... he's just stoked Gwen Stefani is now in the…

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