Rich spent much of the 90’s playing bass and providing vocals in his band Lonestar.

He then joined forces with in 2002 with Big Kenny to form the group Big & Rich. They enjoyed good success with their Tim McGraw collaboration and then Rich also wrote the sizeable hit Don’t You Wanna Stay (with Kelly Clarkson) for Jason Aldean.

He had also joined forces with Taylor Swift and wrote the song The Way I Loved You for Taylor’s 2008 album Fearless.