“If it's all you ever really wanted to do, then why not paint yourself in a corner and do it Big Time.” The Bourquin brothers have spent their lives doing music thru different avenues, but it wasn't until they came together to form Big Time Grain Company that they made a commitment to themselves, each other and their families to play all out. There would be no option for failure.
The music continues to pour out with the heartbeat of a western Kansas farmstead upbringing. On a few occasions as kids, their dad asked them if they planned on taking over the farm. Both boys, grateful for the work ethic and character that farm life brought declined and followed their ultimate passion of music.
With years of country and folk music in their heritage, it's no surprise that following the rock years they returned the their roots that used to infiltrate every holiday post meal jam session with guitars, fiddles, banjos, mandolin and more.
Today Big Time Grain Company is one of the fastest rising country bands in the midwest. This act was chosen to perform at the Royal's World Series Celebration Rally for a 500,000 plus crowd at Union Station. In addition the group has opened for Big & Rich, Restless Heart, Brother's Osborne, Gary Allan, Dan and Shay, Travis Tritt, Chase Bryant, JoDee Messina, Los Lobos and many more booked in 2017 as well as headlining many festivals all over middle America.
“I feel better then when I got here” is quite often heard following a Big Time Grain Company show which lines up perfectly with the brother's vision of making a difference in people's lives one show, one song and one hand shake at a time.
And of course a few testimonies from happy clients:
We love Big Time Grain Company and have booked them for many events on the Plaza. They are a huge draw and a hit with crowds of all ages and backgrounds including sponsors, families, professionals, shoppers, artist and community groups. Their sound is amazing and their energy is infectious! Our TV partner for this past Plaza Art Fair raved about their amazing quality and sound as a country band. The band is very professional, easy to work with and displays a “whatever it takes” attitude to provide excellent customer service. They go above and beyond with their marking initiatives promoting events that their a part of. They totally enhance our overall visitor experience at Plaza events.
Jan Cichello - Highwoods Properties Promotions Manager Plaza Art Fair Director
At Park Place Shopping Center in Leawood, Kansas, we booked Big Time Grain Co. Band for a concert in Barkley Square during our summer concert series. The band was a huge hit for audience members of all ages. They played mostly country cover music and really got the audience moving. They were energetic, sounded incredible and were very engaged with the audience. I heard many people commenting on how close they sounded to the real thing! Their professionalism in setting up the event and during the event was sincerely appreciated, as was their additional marketing efforts they did on their own to help support the event. I highly recommend Big Time Grain Co. Band for private parties or large events!
Amy Kraft - Park Place Leawood, KS, Park Place Leawood
Thank you guys for such great entertainment. I have received so many positive comments about your band and wanted you to know that. Your band went above and beyond to entertain all ages in attendance. You guys kept everything going and the crowd energized. A night to remember for sure!!! You are definitely part of the Heinen Brothers family and we are looking forward to seeing you guys at P&L next month. I will not hesitate recommending you for anyone's event, should the opportunity present itself.
Amanda Mueting - Heinen Brothers Agra Services
Backyard Country Fun with BTGC I would like to take this opportunity to send out a big THANK YOU to Chad Bourquin and the Big Time Grain Company for performing a wonderful show for American Food and Vending's tent at the 2013 American Royal BBQ in Kansas City, Missouri. Our 400 guests loved the music and the personal interaction with the band. I highly recommend the Big Time Grain Company for any company or private party. Our guests, in addition to a few
thousand plus people walking by our tent, all had a great time. People walking by our tent actually stopped to dance to the music in the walkway. I have received numerous phone calls and emails from our guests/clients requesting the same band for next years American Royal BBQ event. Sounds like a great idea to me.
Bill Kozlowski - American Food & Vending
What an amazing night! Your band Rocked our barn party!!! No one wanted it to end-- you were too great!!! Thanks so very much for giving Pineville and our home such sweet memories!!! Thanks from the bottom of our hearts!
Phyllis Koontz McCulley - Daughter's Wedding