Little Big Town (CMA Music Fest) OC: (Phillip) …the best, man. 1:43
Kimberly – We played at the fairgrounds. I guess it was the last year at the fairgrounds. We had just gotten our record deal.
Phillip – I remember we were just about to walk out on stage, and we had to play acoustic. I mean there was no backing band,
Kimberly – we were at Mercury. They wanted us to play before Wynonna sang.
Phillip – I remember, my hair was short and Wynonna walked by and tuffed my hair and was like, “Oh that’s cute…cute red hair boy.” [laugh] I was like, “Oh great.” Like little puppy dog, you’re gonna be ok kid.
Kimberly – We were nervous.
Karen – Oh my gosh, were so nervous. We were so green.
Kimberly – We didn’t have many songs at that point. Maybe three songs, which is what we sang. It was all we knew at the time which is what we had worked up. Because literally we got our record deal in May and that was June.
Karen – And they were like, “Why don’t you guys sing a couple songs?” And, we’re like, “Good because a couple is what we know.” That was fun. And then moving form that to the stadium shows, to me that the most fun you can ever have…CMA Fest, Stadium shows. It is an energy unlike anything else. Like last year Kimberly and I sang with Keith on “I get by with a Little Help from my Friends,” and Tony Brown was on piano…
Phillip – All star band.
Kimberly – It was incredible.
Karen – It was over the top and I could just come out of my skin at those moments.
Kimberly – Me too.
Karen – It’s like you just want to float.
Phillip – And it’s like the best country crowd you could ever compile. Every country fan from all over the world wants to be there. That’s like the crux of country music awesomeness. I’m telling you it is the best fun.
Karen – It’s the best feeling out there.
Kimberly – They let them line up and all come across the stage so you have all these people that are so giddy, crazy giddy, because they get to walk up close to the stage.
Phillip – And they’re waving and their arms are about to fall off. They’re just so excited. It’s the best.”