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Big & Rich's Big Kenny recently took the duo's message of love to heart when he married his girlfriend, Christiev Carothers, on Sunday, January 23. The couple said their vows on a mountain top in Deadwood, South Dakota, a spiritual place for Kenny where he has written songs with his partner, John Rich. The wedding was so small that Kenny's mom, Mary Alphin, wasn't even there. She told the Cincinnati Post that she's surprised as anyone that her son got married." I had no idea they were that serious," said Alphin. "I only found out about [the marriage] Tuesday night." Mary added she first met Christiev at a Big & Rich concert at Roanoke last August, and that Kenny brought his bride-to-be to the Alphin family farm in Griffinsburg for Christmas. They met about nine months ago on the set of Gretchen Wilson's video for "Redneck Woman."