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Big and Rich’s Big Kenny Makes ‘Xtreme’ Entrance by Skydiving Into Nashville Show

Big Kenny
Alanna Conaway for Taste of Country

As fans filtered into Nashville’s Fontanel Woods Amphitheater Friday night, September 2, for the Big and Rich / Gretchen Wilson co-headlining Xtreme Muzik performance, they got an added bonus. Thirty-thousand feet above, a plane circled, and finally, Big and Rich’s Big Kenny took his leap onto the field below with five other representatives of Operation Finally Home, an organization that honors wounded and disabled veterans and widows of fallen soldiers with new homes.

Upon their landing in the meadow outside the amphitheater, two more jumpers came in flying carrying larger than life size American flags. “Yeah!” Big Kenny exclaimed with both fists held high above his head. “If you haven’t done that before, go do it tomorrow! See the Xtreme Muzik show, and then go skydiving!”

“It was such an amazing feeling,” Big Kenny told Taste of Country and a handful of other reporters on hand after his big jump. “That was probably up there with any other entrance I’ve ever done for a show, actually. That was the biggest American flag ever flown. I’m excited about getting on stage tonight. I really am. It’s going to be a fun night … to be here in my hometown … I have all my family and friends around. It’s beautiful.”

Following Kenny’s landing and an acoustic performance from newcomer Bradley Gaskin (who is being produced by Big and Rich’s John Rich), the dynamic duo and the Redneck Woman took the stage for a night filled with ‘Xtreme’ entertainment.

The three singers took the stage with Big and Rich’s current single, ‘Fake ID,’ followed by Wilson’s ‘Here for the Party.’ The two acts took turns singing songs, which included fan-favorites such as ‘Comin’ to Your City,’ ‘Wild West Show,’ ‘I Got Your Country Right Here,’ ‘Homewrecker,’ ‘Lost in This Moment,’ and of course, ‘Redneck Woman’ and ‘Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy).’

To make the night even more special for the fans, Big and Rich and Wilson took all proceeds from their performance and donated it to Operation Finally Home.

Big Kenny
Alanna Conaway for Taste of Country

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