I just love his whole vibe and hope to someday really freak him out by giving him a sneak attack hug.
Well Big Kenny was recently awarded the African Children's Choir Malaika Award for his work in the Sudan.
Congrats Kenny! Now gimme a hug.
Big Kenny Alphin, one half of country’s rockin’ duo Big & Rich, was the 2nd US recipient of the African Children’s Choir Malaika Award. In recognition of his work in the Sudan, The African Children’s Choir presented the Malaika Award to Alphin during its 4th Annual Benefit Gala in New York City on December 3rd. John Rich surprised those in attendance as well as friend Damien Horne of THE FARM. Other celebrities in attendance included Nashville’s Connie Britton, Political Animals’ Carla Guigino, Broadway star Stephanie Block, Miss New York 2012, Mallory Hagan, Miss Washington DC 2012, Allyn Rose, Former Miss New York and ACC board member Kaitlin Monte and Fox Morning Extra’s Tom Murro. The event raised over $50,000 for the ACC, marking its best event to date.
As the ACC’s most prestigious form of recognition, the Malaika Award is presented to individuals for outstanding work on behalf of Africa’s most vulnerable children. The statuette is symbolic of the beauty, hardship, and hope found in many African faces. To date, five individuals have been presented with The Malaika Award including Rt. Hon Gordon Brown MP, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; President George Bush for his approval of legislation combating HIV/AIDS and other diseases in Africa, and most recently to Sir Bob Geldorf.