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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann


Starring Big Kenny of country music duo “Big & Rich” alongside wingman Charlie Pennachio who set off to discover the greatest and most over-the-top custom builds in America.

WHO: Circle, the award-winning music and lifestyle network dedicated to celebrating everything country.

WHAT: Big Kenny’s Crank It Up Garage is a new 10-episode primetime series that will deliver 30 minutes of the most outrageous, incredible and mind-blowing custom creations in America. Fueled by an authentic fascination with custom creations, host Big Kenny alongside wingman and producer Charlie Pennachio scope out and travel to meet the builders of various one-of-a-kind special projects. If it rides, glides, floats or flies it’s Big Kenny’s Crank It Up Garage. The duo will feature custom cars, motorcycles, boats, planes and other interesting modes of transportation. It all starts in Big Kenny's custom garage, where Charlie brings the ideas and introduces Kenny to these unique people. The show will offer a range of entertainment where Big Kenny meets with inspirational people in unique places to highlight their personal stories of how these incredible custom builds came to life. The series offers an enjoyable experience that captures true Americana.

This is a show for the whole family! The guys are going to love seeing these incredible builds and how they were accomplished, the wives are going to love seeing these builders tear up and share true emotion talking about how their families supported them throughout the process and the kids are just going to go crazy when they see us run them,” said Big Kenny. “There’s a message of inspiration woven into every episode and we are excited to share it with the world.

WHEN: The new weekly primetime series is coming to Circle Network on Thursday, July 8th at 8:30pm ET.

WHERE: For more information on how to watch Circle, please visit:

Follow Big Kenny’s Crank It Up Garage on Instagram @crankituptv, Twitter @crankituptvshow and Facebook @crankituptv. Viewers are encouraged to share their own interesting build videos to Big Kenny’s Crank It Up Garage socials for a chance to have their video featured in an episode.

The Series is produced by Oswald Entertainment Group, in association with Powwow Pictures,, and Jett Entertainment. The series is created by Executive Producers Big Kenny and Marc Oswald; Executive Producer and Director David “Doc” Abbott; and Executive Producer and Co-Host Charlie Pennachio.


Big Kenny Alphin is a multi-platinum recording artist, an extraordinary showman, philanthropist, and hit songwriter. Kenny is a lifestyle entrepreneur partnered in Hickok’s Hotel Casino, the historic hotel in Deadwood, South Dakota with an adjoining 2,500-capacity performance venue, Outlaw Square. He also launched his “Peace, Love & Happy Hour” retail brand in support of his “Love Everybody Foundation.” U.S. veterans and first responders remain especially close to his heart. Kenny is the second U.S. recipient of the African Children’s Choir Malaika Award, a commemoration that he shares with President George W. Bush. Along with John Rich, Kenny was the recipient of the Country Radio Seminar 2013 Artist Humanitarian Award.


Hailing from Queens, NY, Pennachio is a platinum recording artist, producer and songwriter who started his career by launching his own record label Futura International Records at age 20. He is also a founding member and the lead singer of the band Linear. Charlie is now the new Senior Vice President at Oswald Entertainment Group and part of the management team for multi-platinum hit duo Big & Rich and their self-operated record label B&R Records. Charlie, a custom-build junkie, also loves and excels in artist development and is dedicated to helping both known and unknown artists find the next rung in their ladders of success!


Circle is the award-winning music and lifestyle network dedicated to celebrating everything country. Circle offers entertainment news, documentaries, movies, archival, new and licensed programming, Grand Ole Opry performances, and more. The network recently announced ad-support streaming distribution partnerships with Redbox, Peacock, The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, XUMO and VIZIO Free Channels, bringing its country lifestyle programming to millions more through TVs, smartphones and tablets. Named Digiday’s 2021 Best Streaming TV Platform and Pollstar’s #1 Livestreamer for 2020, Circle is a joint venture between Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and Gray Television.


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