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Amarillo Native's Album Lands on Billboard 200

A popular country duo featuring an Amarillo native recently released an album, which has landed in top ten on the Billboard 200 chart.

Big & Rich's new album, Did It For The Party, landed at number nine on the Billboard 200 chart today. The album in number nine overall, edging out Post Malone's Stoney for its number nine spot within the top ten. 

Did It For The Party also landed at number two on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, falling behind Thomas Rhett's Life Changes, which has held the number one spot for two consecutive weeks. Big & Rich's new album beat out Dustin Lynch's Current Mood, Luke Combs' This One's For You and Chris Stapleton's Traveller in the chart's top five rankings.

Did It For The Party is the sixth album released by Big Kenny and Amarillo native John Rich's duo, Big & Rich. Big & Rich has previously released severally critically acclaimed albums, including 2004's Horse Of A Different Color, which featured the smash-hit "Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)."

Big & Rich is the second country group featuring an Amarilloan to hit the Billboard 200 this year. Aaron Watson's album Vaquero previously hit number two on the Billboard Country chart and number 10 on the Billboard 200 when it released this year.

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