A Conversation and Performance 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.
Reinvention and Resilience in Business and Entrepreneurship
After losing his band, record deal, and publishing deal all in one weekend, John went back to his own resources, talents, and what he could control. He wrote 1,800 songs to have everything he needed for new deals to come and is now the country sensation and entrepreneur we know today, with his successful lifestyle brand Redneck Riviera. Sharing lessons learned from his own experiences of reinvention and resilience, John speaks to individuals and organizations facing a crossroads caused by disruption.
The American Right to Pursue
Fox Nation host John Rich focuses his show on one of the unalienable rights outlined in The U.S. Declaration of Independence: the pursuit of happiness. The Pursuit! with John Rich explores the hard work, ambition and resilience required in the noble pursuit of the American dream, and also how the pursuit itself is the right. John discusses the great American stories that were written – and earned - through life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As John always says, “America doesn't guarantee us happiness, but rather the right to pursue happiness! The fact that we have the right to exhaust our potential should inherently make us happy.”
John Rich Speaks On the American Dream as a Country Star, Entrepreneur, and Fox Nation Host
JOHN RICH is a true American dream chaser, and an example of the success that comes after hard work. He is a multi-platinum artist, singer, songwriter and producer for the country duo Big & Rich, three-time ASCAP songwriter of the year, and the owner and founder of the lifestyle brand Redneck Riviera. He hosts the Fox Nation show The Pursuit! with John Rich, where he discusses the right to pursue the American dream, and the dedication and passion that it takes to set and achieve your own goals. He starts his discussions by sharing, “I grew up in a trailer in Texas, I have a high school diploma and the American Dream in my back pocket...I'm set!” Through his show, songs, and brand, he praises Americans who work hard and play hard, something he celebrates every day. John speaks with authority on entrepreneurism, the music industry, politics, current events, and the importance of faith and family.
The Pursuit! with John Rich on Fox Nation highlights personal conversations of success and struggle
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 the Redneck Riviera lifestyle, which is just a state of mind. Fast forward to 2020, the brand boasts a very successful national whiskey, Redneck Riviera Whiskey, a beef jerky line and a full-blown honky-tonk on the famed Lower Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee, with several more set to open across the US. The Redneck Riviera brand supports Folds of Honor and has now generated enough money to fund over 100 scholarships for kids who have lost a parent in combat.
Rich makes regular appearances on such top-rated shows such as the Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox News Channel’s The Five, Hannity, Fox and Friends and many more. Additionally, he has interviewed major celebrities, chefs, musicians, athletes for his top-rated Fox Nation show The Pursuit! With John Rich. John can speak with authority on entrepreneurism, the music industry, politics, current events, and the importance of family and God. He is an All-American dream chaser.
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. Big & Rich won the CRS 2013 Artist Humanitarian Award, and Rich 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, John 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.