• UMG NASHVILLE RELEASES 19 SONG ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE FEATURE FILM ‘FOREVER MY GIRL.’

    UMG Nashville releases the highly anticipated 19 song soundtrack to the feature film Forever My Girl today. Assembled by executive music producer Brett Boyett, the star-studded soundtrack includes brand new original songs along with classics from some of the most respected names in country music. Artists include reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town performing their harmony soaked “Can’t Go Back,” premier American acoustic vocalist Dan Tyminski with his new track “Can’t Tame A Fire,” and critical darling Lauren Alaina and her original song “Wings Of An Angel.” Alaina also performs a duet with Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet titled “Enough.” Additionally, Josh Turner, Travis Tritt, Canaan Smith, Mickey Guyton, Alex Roe, Destin Bennett, Brett Boyett, and Abby Ryder Fortson have all recorded original songs for the soundtrack.

    The digital-only soundtrack is available worldwide, and Forever My Girl releases wide in theatres today. Fans can listen to the entire soundtrack HERE. Written and directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf based upon the novel by Heidi McLaughlin, the film stars Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, Abby Ryder Fortson, Travis Tritt and John Benjamin Hickey The official trailer for the movie can be viewed HERE and the full track listing to the soundtrack is as follows:

     

    FOREVER MY GIRL SOUNDTRACK:

    1. Little White Church – Little Big Town
    2.  Don’t Water Down My Whiskey – Alex Roe – Original Song
    3.  Enough – Alex Roe – Original Song
    4.  Can’t Tame A Fire – Dan Tyminski – Original Song
    5.  Can’t Go Back – Little Big Town
    6.  Back From Gone – Josh Turner  – Original Song
    7.  Who Needs Mexico – Canaan Smith – Original Song
    8.  Silver and Gold – Little Big Town
    9.  Wings Of An Angel – Lauren Alaina – Original Song
    10. Live Forever – Little Big Town
    11. Little Red Wagon – Miranda Lambert
    12. Caught Up In Your Storm – Mickey Guyton – Original Song
    13. Slowing Down – Travis Tritt – Original Song
    14. Wild And Free – Destin Bennett – Original Song
    15. Solid Ground – Brett Boyett – Original Song
    16. Smokin’ and Cryin’ – Alex Roe – Original Song
    17. Finally Home – Alex Roe and Abby Ryder Fortson – Original Song
    18. Always and Forever – Canaan Smith – Original Song
    19. Enough (reprise) – Lauren Alaina and Phillip Sweet – Original Song

  • LITTLE BIG TOWN AND MIRANDA LAMBERT ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINING SUMMER TOUR.

    Country music superstars and GRAMMY, CMA and ACM Award-winners Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert have announced their co-headlining tour, The Bandwagon Tour, scheduled to hit the road summer 2018.

    The joint tour kicks off July 12th in Charlotte, North Carolina and will take the country music troupe along the U.S. Atlantic seaboard, Southeast and Midwest regions.

    Both critically lauded artists, Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town, together tout a combined thirty-six ACM Award wins, twenty-one CMAs, and four GRAMMY’s.

    Reigning, six-time consecutive CMA and four-time ACM Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town’s latest studio album, the Grammy-nominated The Breaker, debuted #1 on the Billboard Country Charts and No.4 on the Billboard 200 to critical acclaim.

    Live Nation is the national tour promoter for The Bandwagon Tour. Tickets for select dates will become available as part of the Live Nation’s Country Megaticket going on sale Jan. 26 at megaticket.com.

    Visit the tour page for the full list of dates and sign up to be notified when tickets go on sale.

    Additional dates and support for The Bandwagon Tour to be announced soon.

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Keith, Darius, Shania

    Keith Urban has been added as one of the presenters for Sunday night’s (January 7th) Golden Globe Awards. He will present Best Original Song. Keith’s wife Nicole Kidman is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture for her role as Celeste Wright in HBO’s much-lauded Big Little Lies. Jennifer Aniston, Helen Mirren, Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon, Kit Harington, Ron Howard, Halle Berry, Emma Stone, Penelope Cruz, Allison Janney, Gal Gadot, Kelly Clarkson, Hugh Grant and many others will also present. The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards airs live Sunday at 8pm ET on NBC.

    Darius Rucker
    will headline the free AT&T Playoff Playlist concert at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on Monday (January 8th) prior to the College Football National Championship game between Alabama and Georgia.

    Shania Twain is set to appear on the show Drop the Mic where stars go head-to-head in an amateur rap battle. The show, which pits the superstar against pop star Megan Trainor, will air Tuesday (January 9th) at 10p ET.

    Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town and Keith Urban are among the acts performing at this year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The event, taking place February 27th – March 18th, will also feature performances by Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Garth Brooks and many more.

  • LITTLE BIG TOWN ANNOUNCED AS ONE OF THE FIRST PERFORMERS AT THIS YEAR’S GRAMMY AWARDS.

    The members of Little Big Town have been announced as one of the first performers for this year’s GRAMMY Awards. The initial list of artists taking the stage also includes Lady Gaga, Pink and Childish Gambino.

    Little Big Town has a pair of GRAMMY nominations for Best Country Album for The Breaker and Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their hit smash “Better Man.”

     

    The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live from New York City’s Madison Square Garden January 28th at 7:30pm ET on CBS.

    NOTE: For Little Big Town audio on the GRAMMYS, click here.

  • NEW YEAR’S LINERS 2017

    Audio / LINER Brandon Lay (New Year)

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    “What’s up everybody? This is Brandon Lay, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (New Year)

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    “Hey! This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne. Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Canaan Smith (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey, what’s up guys? I’m Canaan Smith, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (New Year)

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    “Hi! I’m Carrie Underwood, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey! I’m Clare Dunn, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey! I’m Clare Dunn, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Happy New Year)

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    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey, it’s Dierks Bentley. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Easton Corbin (New Years)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Easton Corbin, wishing you a Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey! It’s Eric Church, hoping you have a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Paslay (Happy New Year)

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    “Hi! I’m Eric Paslay, wishing you a Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (New Year)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Gary Allan. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (New Year)

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    “Hi! I’m Jon Pardi, wishing you a Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (New Year)

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    “Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you a Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (New Year)

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    “Hey! I’m Josh Turner. Happy New Year!”

     

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (New Year)

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    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, hoping you have a safe and Happy New Year!”

     

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (New Year)

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    “Hey everyone! This is Keith Urban. Have a safe and happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (New Year)

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    “It’s Kip Moore, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Lauren Alaina (New Year)

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    “This is Lauren Alaina, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (New Year)

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    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (New Year)

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    “Hey! This is Luke Bryan, hoping you have a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Mickey Guyton (New Year)

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    “Hey! This is Mickey Guyton, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Sam Hunt. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Happy New Year)

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    “Hi! This is Shania Twain. Happy New Year!”

  • CHRISTMAS 2017: Little Big Town

    The members of Little Big Town have their own traditions, but one they’ve all seemed to have adopted is Kimberly Schlapman’s annual holiday tradition.

    “My favorite holiday tradition is, it’s happened every year that I can remember that I’ve been alive,” she says. “We would go over to my grandmother’s house and have Christmas over there, and everybody would come home to Mama and Daddy’s house. We’d sit down and Mama hands out everybody a gift, and we act like we don’t what it is, but we do ’cause it’s always Christmas pajamas. So, everybody opens their Christmas pajamas and goes and puts ’em on, and we come back to the living room and we sit around Daddy and he reads ‘The Christmas Story,’ and we tuck ourselves in until Santa comes.”

    For Jimi Westbrook, nothing says Christmas like Elvis Presley. “My favorite Christmas song is this song I start with every year Thanksgiving drive, my first Christmas song to play is Elvis Presley, ‘Santa Claus is Back in Town.’ Sexy. Rockin’. Love it.”

    Phillip Sweet and his wife Rebecca start early with their gift-giving for daughter Penelopi. “We do a little Christmas tradition in our house,” he says. “We do, you know the little tree in the countdown to Christmas? We put little treats in each little doorway. [Penelopi] opens the countdown to Christmas. (KIMBERLY: “Cuuuute.”) She gets a new little treat every day leading up to Christmas.”

    One of Karen Fairchild’s traditions include making candy. “Christmases at our house usually included making candy with my mother and my grandmother,” says Karen. “We did everything from potato candy to chocolate dipped peanut butter (JIMI: “That all sounds amazing.”) and fudge. My mom’s fudge recipe is amazing.” KIMBERLY: “What is potato candy?” KAREN: “It does use a potato, but it’s rolled and it has peanut butter inside.” 

    LBT is currently making their way up the country charts with “When Someone Stops Loving You.”

    Audio / Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman have their annual Christmas tradition.

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    LBT (Christmas) OC: …Santa comes. :28
    “My favorite holiday tradition is, it’s happened every year that I can remember that I’ve been alive. We would go over to my grandmother’s house and have Christmas over there, and everybody would come home to Mama and Daddy’s house. We’d sit down and Mama hands out everybody a gift, and we act like we don’t what it is, but we do ’cause it’s always Christmas pajamas. So, everybody opens their Christmas pajamas and goes and puts ’em on, and we come back to the living room and we sit around Daddy and he reads ‘The Christmas Story,’ and we tuck ourselves in until Santa comes.”

    Audio / Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook starts Christmas off early with his favorite holiday tune by Elvis Presley.

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    LBT (Jimi-favorite Christmas song) OC: …Love it. :16
    “My favorite Christmas song is this song I start with every year Thanksgiving drive, my first Christmas song to play is Elvis Presley, ‘Santa Claus is Back in Town.’ Sexy. Rockin’. Love it.”

    Audio / Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet talks about having his own Christmas tradition with wife Rebecca and daughter Penelopi.

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    LBT (Phillip-tradition) OC: …to Christmas. :13
    “We do a little Christmas tradition in our house. We do, you know the little tree in the countdown to Christmas? We put little treats in each little doorway. [Penelopi] opens the countdown to Christmas. (KIMBERLY: “Cuuuute.”) She gets a new little treat every day leading up to Christmas.”



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    Audio / Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet reveals his current Christmas favorite by Michael Bublé.

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    LBT (Phillip-current favorite Christmas tune) OC: …amazing. :14
    “Right now, my favorite Christmas song is Michael Buble [sings] ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,’ it just puts me in the mood. Thank you, Michael Buble. You’re amazing.”

  • LUKE BRYAN, ALAN JACKSON, LADY A, LBT AND CB30 PERFORM DURING THE ENCORE PRESENTATION OF THE CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL AIRING THURSDAY.

    Country Music’s biggest names celebrate the holidays with an encore presentation of “CMA Country Christmas,” airing this Thursday, Dec. 21st at 9/8c on ABC.

    The eighth annual “CMA Country Christmas” returns with first-time host and iconic entertainer Reba McEntire and features two hours of festive performances from Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry House by Luke Bryan, CB30, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, Kelsea Ballerini, Reba, CeCe Winans, Trisha Yearwood and Chris Young. Don’t miss fantastic collaborations by Ballerini and Reba, Little Big Town and Reba, and Jackson and Young.

    Visit CMApress.com for artist interviews and performance clips. For more information, visit CMAChristmas.com and follow us on Twitter @Countrymusic.

  • CHRIS STAPLETON, LADY ANTEBELLUM AND LITTLE BIG TOWN ARE INCLUDED ON THE NEW 2018 GRAMMY NOMINEES ALBUM.

    Lady Antebellum, Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town will be featured on the new compilation, 2018 GRAMMY Nominees album, which will be released January 12th. Hits by Kenny Chesney, Thomas Rhett, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson, P!nk and Kendrick Lamar are also included on the collection.

    A portion of album proceeds benefit the year-round work of the GRAMMY Museum and MusiCares—two charitable organizations founded by the Recording Academy that focus on music education programs and critical assistance for music people in need.

    The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which will be hosted by James Corden, will air live from New York City’s Madison Square Garden January 28th beginning at 7:30pm ET on CBS.

    2018 GRAMMY Nominees Album Track List:

    1. BRUNO MARS
      “24K Magic”
      Record Of The Year
      Album Of The Year
    2. KELLY CLARKSON
      “Love So Soft”
      Best Pop Solo Performance
    3. LUIS FONSI & DADDY YANKEE FEAT. JUSTIN BIEBER
      “Despacito” (Remix)
      Record Of The Year
      Song Of The Year
      Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
    4. KENDRICK LAMAR
      “HUMBLE.”
      Record Of The Year
      Album Of The Year
    5. LORDE
      “Green Light”
      Album Of The Year
    6. CHILDISH GAMBINO
      “Redbone”
      Record Of The Year
      Album Of The Year
    7. JAY-Z
      “The Story Of O.J.”
      Record Of The Year
      Album Of The Year
    8. ZEDD & ALESSIA CARA
      “Stay”
      Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
    9. LADY GAGA
      “Million Reasons”
      Best Pop Solo Performance
    10. IMAGINE DRAGONS
      “Thunder”
      Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
    11. THE MAN
      “Feel It Still”
      Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
    12. THE CHAINSMOKERS & COLDPLAY
      “Something Just Like This”
      Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
    13. P!NK
      “What About Us”
      Best Pop Solo Performance
    14. LOGIC FEAT. ALESSIA CARA & KHALID
      “1-800-273-8255”
      Song Of The Year
    15. JULIA MICHAELS
      “Issues”
      Song Of The Year
    16. KESHA
      “Praying”
      Best Pop Solo Performance
    17. CHRIS STAPLETON
      “Broken Halos”
      Best Country Album
    18. LITTLE BIG TOWN
      “Better Man”
      Best Country Album
    19. THOMAS RHETT FEAT. MAREN MORRIS
      “Craving You”
      Best Country Album
    20. LADY ANTEBELLUM
      “You Look Good”
      Best Country Album
    21. KENNY CHESNEY
      “All The Pretty Girls”
      Best Country Album
  • NEWS AND NOTES: Keith, LBT, Sam

    Keith Urban and Little Big Town are among the artists set to honor to Sir Elton John during a tribute concert, taking place January 30th at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Miley Cyrus, Kesha, John Legend and Sam Smith will also take part in the show, Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute, which will be recorded for CBS TV for a special airing later this year. Tickets go on sale Monday (December 18th).

    Sam Hunt recorded “This Land Is Your Land” for the Bright movie soundtrack released on Friday (December 15th). The film, starring Will Smith, will be released to Netflix on December 22nd.

     

     

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  • LITTLE BIG TOWN ‘CRUSHES’ THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS.

    Little Big Town received a pair of Grammy nominations for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Better Man” and Best Country Album for The Breaker.  “Better Man” also received a nomination for Country Song of the Year; it was written by Taylor Swift.

    LBT’s Karen Fairchild recalls one of her favorite memories at the Grammys when they made their Grammy stage debut to perform their hit “Girl Crush” in 2016.

    “I love, I mean selfishly, I love singing ‘Girl Crush’ on there, because we had never been on the Grammy stage before,” says Karen. “[We had] an all-female orchestra. It was just so special and we’re so grateful we won a Grammy that night. So, that has to be my best memory.”

    Bandmate Phillip Sweet agrees. “I think one of my most special memories from the Grammy Awards, honestly, was when we got to perform ‘Girl Crush’ on the show, but it was with this beautiful 15-piece orchestra and the arrangement was done by David Campbell who is a master arranger,” he says. “It was the most rewarding, artistic moment but also just a beautiful celebration of a classic, and I think, amazing song. [I’m] grateful we got to be the ones to record it and perform it, but that was one of my favorites.”

    Little Big Town, who’s climbing the country charts with “When Someone Stops Loving You,” can next be seen on their upcoming The Breakers Tour, launching next year with opening acts Kacey Musgraves and Midland.

    Audio / Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild recalls her favorite Grammy moments.

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    LBT (Grammy reaction) 1 OC: …best memory. :32
    KAREN: “My favorite Grammy memory is probably, I have a couple, Prince and Beyonce; so epic and so electric. I love, love, love that memory. I love, I mean selfishly, I love singing ‘Girl Crush’ on there, because we had never been on the Grammy stage before, so. [We had] an all-female orchestra. It was just so special and we’re so grateful we won a Grammy that night. So, that has to be my best memory.”



    Audio / Little Big Town's Phillip Sweet recalls his favorite Grammy moment.

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    LBT (Grammy reaction) 2 OC: …favorites. :28
    PHILLIP: “I think one of my most special memories from the Grammy Awards, honestly, was when we got to perform ‘Girl Crush’ on the show, but it was with this beautiful 15-piece orchestra and the arrangement was done by David Campbell who is a master arranger. It was the most rewarding, artistic moment but also just a beautiful celebration of a classic, and I think, amazing song. [I’m] grateful we got to be the ones to record it and perform it, but that was one of my favorites.”

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