By Kay Waggoner
Big & Rich, ESPN College GameDay stars and one of the most successful duos in the history of country music, has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s Outstanding Achievement Award. Each year, this award is presented in recognition of excellence in the field of music and entertainment as well as service to the community. Big & Rich will receive the award at the President’s Gala at the Peabody Hotel at 7 p.m. on December 28, 2014. Past recipients include Danny Thomas, Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Lou Rawls, Clint Black, Little Richard, Alabama, The Beach Boys, LeAnn Rimes, The O’Jays, KC & The Sunshine Band and The Temptations.
Big & Rich will be the headline entertainment at the President’s Gala Dinner Dance and star in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s halftime spectacular on December 29, 2014. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl game will kick off at 1 pm.
Over the past decade Big & Rich has become synonymous with college football across America. Their hit song, “Comin’ to Your City”, is the theme song of ESPN’s hugely popular College GameDay program and is featured on ESPN every Saturday.
In addition to selling millions of albums and performing for millions of fans, Big & Rich are enthusiastic givers of their time and talent to great causes including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
John Rich was the popular winner of Donald Trump’s NBC show “The Celebrity Apprentice” in 2011. Rich raised more than $1.4 million, which he donated to St. Jude.
For tickets to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl President’s Gala or the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Football Classic, call the AutoZone Liberty Bowl at (901) 795-7700 or visit www.AutoZoneLibertyBowl.org