Comin' to Your City

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Comin' to Your City
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 15, 2005
LabelWarner Bros. Nashville
Warner Music Group
ProducerBig Kenny
John Rich
Paul Worley
Big & Rich chronology
Big & Rich's Super Galactic Fan Pak (EP)
Comin' to Your City
Rolling Stone Original (EP)
Singles from Comin' to Your City
  1. "Comin' to Your City"
    Released: September 12, 2005
  2. "Never Mind Me"
    Released: January 30, 2006
  3. "8th of November"
    Released: May 26, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC−[2]
Slant3/5 stars[3]

Comin' to Your City is the second studio album by the country music duo Big & Rich, released in 2005. It features the hit singles "Comin' to Your City", "Never Mind Me", and "8th of November", which peaked at number 21, number 34, and number 18 on the Hot Country Songs charts, respectively. Target offered an exclusive deluxe edition of the album which featured a bonus DVD of Big & Rich's performance at the 2005 CMA Music Festival.[4]

The title track has become the official theme song of College Gameday, albeit with different lyrics that talk about specific college football teams. Cowboy Troy appears in the revamped version and the corresponding video.[5] The track "I Pray for You" was one of the first songs which Big Kenny and John Rich wrote together. Prior to the duo's inception, both singers included it on their respective solo albums (Big Kenny's Live a Little and Rich's Underneath the Same Moon), which were both recorded in 1999, with the former released in 2005 and the latter in 2006. Rich's solo rendition was also released as a single in 2000, peaking at No. 58 on the country charts.

Track listing[edit]

1."The Freak Parade"Big Kenny, John Rich1:09
2."Comin' to Your City"Kenny, Rich3:27
3."Soul Shaker"Kenny, Rich, Rodney Clawson3:05
4."Never Mind Me"Kenny, Rich, Clawson3:27
5."Caught Up in the Moment"Kenny, Rich3:42
6."Leap of Faith"Kenny, Rich4:58
7."I Pray for You"Kenny, Rich3:59
8."Filthy Rich"Kenny, Rich, Bill McDavid, Freddy Powers, Sonny Throckmorton3:09
10."20 Margaritas"Kenny2:48
11."Blow My Mind"Kenny3:35
12."Slow Motion"Kenny, Rich3:26
13."8th of November" (spoken intro: Kris Kristofferson)Kenny, Rich6:17
14."Our America" (guest vocals: Gretchen Wilson and Cowboy Troy)Traditional, arr. by Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Paul Worley2:42
Total length:48:42

In later presses of the album, "8th of November" was split into two tracks: one for Kris Kristofferson's opening and another for the song itself.


Big & Rich[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Strings on Track 14 performed by the Nashville String Machine, conducted by Carl Gorodetzky, arranged by Dennis Burnside:

  • Carl Gorodetzky, Pamela Sixfin, Conni Ellisor, Alan Umstead, David Davidson, David Angell, Catherine Umstead, Cate Myer, Zeneba Bowers, Erin Hall, Denise Baker, Carolyn Bailey, Gerald Greer, chris teal, Janet Askey, Karen Winkleman – violins
  • Gary Vanosdale, Kathryn Plummer, Monisa Angell, Kris Wilkinson – violas
  • John Catchings, Felix Wang, Sarighani Reist Acro – cellos

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2005) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 3
U.S. Billboard 200 7


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country

2005 "Comin' to Your City" 21 72 62
2006 "Never Mind Me" 34
"8th of November" 18 94
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[9] Platinum


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Comin' to Your City review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011.
  2. ^ Browne, David (November 14, 2005). "Comin' to Your City review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 2, 2011.
  3. ^ Keefe, Jonathan. "Big & Rich: Comin' to Your City". Slant. Retrieved July 2, 2011.
  4. ^
  5. ^ Video on YouTube
  6. ^ "Big & Rich Album & Song Chart History (Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 14, 2010.
  7. ^ "Big & Rich Album & Song Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 14, 2010.
  8. ^ "allmusic ((( Big & Rich > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved August 14, 2010.
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Big & Rich – Comin' to Your City". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.