Country in the City: Behind the Scenes With Big & Rich and Mickie James

by | Jul 11, 2019 | MUSIC

From the midwest to Virginia, and from its rural heritage to modern city fads, country music has its place in the heart of American culture old and new. In the spirit of that tradition, Richmonders came together this week for the All Star Country Music Jam — part of the Eastern League’s first All-Star Week in the River City since 1992.

Legendary country superstars Big & Rich, who released the iconic “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy” in 2004, headlined the show at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! with support from Cowboy Troy and DJ Sinister, as well as a shimmering opening performance by WWE wrestler and country singer Mickie James.  

RVA Magazine was on the scene, backstage with Big & Rich and Mickie James through the evening, along with Dakota Hood, the singer and actress well-known from her role in The Hunger Games in 2012. Hood joined the artists as part of the All Star Week, partnered with Richmond Raceway and The Flying Squirrels, to sing the National Anthem at Tuesday night’s Squirrels game. 

Check out our images from the evening, by Branden Wilson, below for a glimpse behind the scenes and live with a group of beloved country artists at the show. 

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Caley Sturgill

Caley Sturgill

Caley Sturgill is the Director of Media at RVA Magazine. Email her at for inquiries and RVA On Tap releases.

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