John Rich, an accomplished country music singer/songwriter, producer, and someone who has also been successful as a solo artist as well as a duo (Big & Rich), provided most of the personality for the show. Known for being offbeat, Rich’s mentorship was often the highlight of each episode. In the end, it would be a performer mentored by Rich who would end up winning the competition. Rich also performed the most of any of the mentors, being featured 3 of the 5 times. These performances displayed Rich’s talents in a variety of formats as he sang and played lead guitar with Nelly on a powerful rendition of “American Woman”, then did “Superstition” with Gloria Estefan, and in the final episode performed the inspiring “That’s Why I Pray” with Big & Rich partner Kenny Alphin.