Hillbilly Jedi

Hillbilly Jedi

by Big & Rich


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Hillbilly Jedi

After 2007's Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace, Big & Rich took a five-year hiatus, Big Kenny releasing one weird solo album in 2009 and John Rich working harder on his career following his own 2009 solo venture with a pair of EPs and a role on Celebrity Apprentice. Once that petered out, it was time for the inevitable reunion, the pair returning in the fall of 2012 with Hillbilly Jedi, a record that valiantly attempts to revive their good old shtick, largely through several collaborations with Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. The pairing of the two duos makes some sense: Big & Rich were always arena rockers at heart and Bon Jovi made his crossover into country during the new millennium. Bon Jovi and Sambora don't change much in the world of Big & Rich. Kenny and John still favor sentimental ballads and self-aggrandizing country hip-hop that's been their stock in trade since "Save a Horse," even finding space for two cameos from Cowboy Troy. If there's no longer a sense of surprise in Big & Rich's shtick, the duo has compensated with a keen sense of professionalism; they're doing their act and doing it as well as they know how to do.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/18/2012
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624949435
catalogNumber: 531736
Rank: 70686

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big & Rich   Primary Artist
Jon Bon Jovi   Vocals
Richie Sambora   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Soloist
Eric Darken   Percussion
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Steven Herrman   Trumpet
Jim Hoke   Clarinet,Harmonica
Dann Huff   Synthesizer,Bouzouki,Dobro,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Slide Guitar,Soloist
Chris McHugh   Drums
Greg Morrow   Percussion,Drums
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle,Mandolin,Strings,Violin,Cello,Viola
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Tom Bukovac   Electric Guitar,Soloist
Big Kenny   Hi String Guitar (Acoustic)
Garrett Miller   Acoustic Guitar
Mark Hill   Bass
Ilya Toshinsky   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Althea Layne Hamilton   Choir, Chorus
Adam Shoenfeld   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Soloist
Sarah Buxton   Background Vocals
Cowboy Troy   Rap
Megan Mullins   Background Vocals
Jimmie Sloas   Bass
Danny Rader   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bouzouki
Charlie Judge   Synthesizer,Piano,Strings,Keyboards,String Pads,Piano (Upright)
Nicole Burt   Choir, Chorus
Matt Menefee   Banjo
Christopher C. Smith   Choir, Chorus
Jim Hinchey   Trombone

Technical Credits

Jon Bon Jovi   Composer
Richie Sambora   Composer
Judson Spence   Composer
Nick Brophy   Engineer
Mark Hagen   Engineer
Dann Huff   Producer
Steve Marcantonio   Engineer
Freddy Powers   Composer
Sharon Vaughn   Composer
Craig Wiseman   Composer
Jonathan Yudkin   Composer,String Arrangements
Kevin Tucker   Art Direction,Photo Composites
Vicky McGehee   Composer
Blair Daly   Composer
Big Kenny   Composer,Choir Production
Garrett Miller   Composer,Engineer
John Phillips   Composer
Katherine Petillo   Art Direction
Adam Shoenfeld   Composer
Sarah Buxton   Composer
John Rich   Composer
Rodney Clawson   Composer
Debra Wingo Williams   grooming
Eric Paslay   Composer
Kasey Buckley   Composer
Amanda Watkins   Composer
Danelle Leverette   Composer
Austin Atwood   Engineer
Troy Coleman   Composer
Kymani Markey   Choir Production
Bill McDavid   Composer

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