• LITTLE BIG TOWN RELEASE THEIR NEW SINGLE, ‘HAPPY PEOPLE.’

    Little Big Town released their new single, “Happy People,” this week. The song was written by Lori McKenna and Hailey Whitters, and LBT’s Karen Fairchild says it’s the ideal song for what’s happening in the world today.

    “‘Happy People’ is the perfect sentiment for what’s going on in the world right now and the things that are important to us anyway,” she says. “I hope it brings happiness to people right now in what feels like a very chaotic time.”

    The song is the follow-up to their recent No. 1 single, “Better Man,” from their new album, The Breaker.

    Little Big Town is nominated for ACM Vocal Group of the  Year and are set to perform on this year’s ACM Awards. The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will be broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas April 2nd at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

    Audio / Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild talks about the band’s brand new single, “Happy People.”

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    LBT (Happy People) OC: …chaotic time. :18
    “Happy People’ is the perfect sentiment for what’s going on in the world right now and the things that are important to us anyway. I hope it brings happiness to people right now in what feels like a very chaotic time.”

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Josh, LBT, Jon, Eric

    Josh Turner will co-host the 10 o’clock hour of NBC’s Today Show with Jenna Bush on Tuesday (March 14th) and will also perform his latest hit single, “Hometown Girl.”

    Little Big Town will perform on CBS’s The Talk on Tuesday (March 14th).

    Jon Pardi will perform his chart-topping smash, “Dirt on My Boots,” on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers on Tuesday (March 14th), as well as Good Morning America on March 23rd.

    Eric Church gave fans in Calgary, Alberta, Canada a special performance on Saturday night (March 11th). Concertgoers were given a mostly solo and acoustic show because of the snow that piled on the roof of the Scotiabank Saddledome. The venue couldn’t handle the snow and the stage setup from Church’s Holdin’ My Own Tour, so the superstar decided to scale back his production and perform a scaled down version of a three-and-a-half hour set.

  • LUKE, DIERKS, LADY A AND LITTLE BIG TOWN ARE AMONG THE FIRST PERFORMERS AT THIS YEAR’S ACM AWARDS.

    Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town are among the initial performers announced for this year’s ACM Awards. Joining them will be Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line (with the Backstreet Boys), Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris.

    The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will be broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 2nd at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

  • LITTLE BIG TOWN’S NEW ALBUM, ‘THE BREAKER,’ DEBUTS ATOP THE BILLBOARD COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART.

    Little Big Town’s new album, The Breaker, debuted No. 1 today on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and No. 4 on the Billboard 200, marking the group’s fourth Top 10 project on the Billboard 200 chart.

    Produced by Jay Joyce, The Breaker is the multi-platinum-selling country group’s follow up to Wanderlust (2016), the genre-defying musical project produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Pharrell Williams, and Pain Killer (2014), the platinum-selling album featuring the 13-week No. 1 (Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart), Grammy-winning crossover hit, “Girl Crush.”  “Better Man,” the hit lead single from The Breaker, recently spent two-weeks topping the country airplay charts (Billboard, MediaBase) and is the group’s second two-week No. 1 at country radio.

    Having “expanded their audience beyond Tennessee” (USA Today) as well as “the definition of country music from the inside” (Newsday), Little Big Town continues to earn early critical praise for The Breaker, with the Los Angeles Times raving, The Breaker is an “excellent new album.” Hailed as “a 21st century revival of Fleetwood Mac” (Goldderby), critics have identified The Breaker as a sweet spot, with Paste noting the album as “the band’s wheelhouse…they sound great” and Entertainment Weekly sharing high praise for the band’s latest studio project, rating the album “A-” and noting, “Little Big Town soars with new album…LBT’s glistening harmonies beam.” Forbes also raves, “The Breaker is perhaps Little Big Town’s best album yet… they’ve always been great, but they seem to get even better with time.”

    Little Big Town recently garnered their 23rd career nomination with a nomination for ACM Vocal Group of the Year. The reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year continues to make headlines with their historic, year-long artist residency at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. Launched February 24, “Little Big Town at the Mother Church” marks the only time in the Ryman’s 125-year history to host a year-long artist residency. Upcoming dates for “Little Big Town at the Mother Church” include shows on May 19 & 20, July 28, 29 & 30, September 15 & 16, and November 27. Tickets for the concerts will be $90.50, $60.50 and $50.50. Each ticket purchased to see Little Big Town at the Ryman includes one (1) physical album of Little Big Town’s new album, The Breaker, released February 24, 2017 on Capitol Records Nashville. Visit www.littlebigtown.com/tour for more information.

  • NEWS & NOTES: LBT, Luke, Eric, Sam, Darius, Chris, Alan

    Little Big Town will perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday (March 1st), followed by The Talk on March 14th.

    Luke Bryan will perform on The Tonight  Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (March 2nd).

    Eric Church and Sam Hunt, along with Jason Aldean, will headline the 4th Annual Route 91 Harvest Festival September 29th – October 1st at Nevada’s Las Vegas Village. Tickets go on sale Friday (March 3rd).

    Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton and Alan Jackson are scheduled to perform during this year’s Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The three-day concert event will take place April 7th – 9th and will also feature such artists as Brett Eldredge, Kenny Chesney, Maren Morris, Dustin Lynch, Brett Young, Chris Lane and many more.

  • LITTLE BIG TOWN PLAYS A ROUND OF MUSICAL BEERS ON FALLON.

    Last week, the members of Little Big Town were joined by actress Susan Sarandon and actor Elijah Wood for a round of “Musical Beers” during their appearance on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Check it out below.

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  • LITTLE BIG TOWN MAKE HISTORY WITH SOLD OUT “LITTLE BIG TOWN AT THE MOTHER CHURCH” RYMAN RESIDENCY SHOWS.

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    Special guest Andra Day joins Little Big Town on stage during the February 25th show of “Little Big Town at the Mother Church” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Photo 1: L to R:  Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild, Andra Day, Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Sweet. Photo credit :Becky Fluke. Photo 2: L to R: Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Andra Day, Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet. Photo credit: Reid Long.
    Grammy Award-winning vocal group Little Big Town launched their unprecedented year-long artist residency, “Little Big Town at the Mother Church,” from Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium this weekend with back-to-back, sold-out shows on Friday and Saturday evening. The reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year earned numerous standing ovations as they showcased their award-winning vocals during each nightly performance of their new album, The Breaker. The launch of “Little Big Town at the Mother Church” coincides with the world-wide release of Little Big Town’s seventh studio album, released February 24th, and marks the only time in the venue’s 125-year history to host a year-long artist residency.

    Band members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook’s took to the Ryman stage following support acts Brent Cobb (2/24) and Ashley Monroe (2/25) to debut their first, and only, live full-length album performances of The Breaker.  After opening the show with the album’s “optimistic standout” (Sounds Like Nashville) “Happy People,” the band went on to perform every track on their new album from top to bottom– including their current chart-topping #1 song at country radio, “Better Man”–before later trading off lead vocals for several songs including “Beat Up Bible,” “When Someone Stops Loving You,” and the album’s title track, “The Breaker.”

    The packed set list had the audience on their feet, singing along to every word of the band’s biggest hits, from “Pontoon” to “Girl Crush,” the thirteen week #1 Grammy-winning crossover hit that recently propelled Pain Killer to RIAA-Platinum-status, earning the group their third RIAA-Platinum album certification as a band.
    Each evening’s special surprise guest appearances–an expected staple of future “Little Big Town at the Mother Church” dates—solicited enormous audience applause as breakout Country artists Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton (2/24) and powerhouse vocalist Andra Day (2/25) joined Little Big Town on stage. At the close of each show, in contrast, the band earned a different reaction—complete reverence in the form of uninterrupted silence- as the band launched into an unexpected, completely acoustic encore, sans mics, aimed at paying homage to early Ryman Auditorium performances.
    Saturday’s show also included an additional on-stage surprise, with the band’s announcement from the Ryman stage that a 10th “Little Big Town at the Mother Church” Ryman Residency date has been added for July 30th due to popular demand. Previously announced dates include May 19&20, July 28&29, September 15&16, and November 27th. Pre-sale tickets for the newly-announced date are available now through March 2nd at 10pm CT by visiting here: www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B005258D765823D. Tickets for the concerts will be $90.50, $60.50 and $50.50. Each ticket purchased to see Little Big Town at the Ryman includes one (1) physical album of Little Big Town’s new album, The Breaker, released February 24, 2017 on Capital Nashville. Visit www.littlebigtown.com/tour for more information.

    Little Big Town continue to earn early critical praise for The Breaker, having “expanded their audience beyond Tennessee” (USA Today) as well as “the definition of country music from the inside” (Newsday). The Los Angeles Times recently declared The Breaker “excellent” before highlighting Little Big Town as one of “only three acts that performed more than once at this year’s Grammy Awards. Reviewed as “a 21st century revival of Fleetwood Mac” (Goldderby), critics have identified The Breaker as a sweet spot, with Paste noting the album as “the band’s wheelhouse…they sound great” and Entertainment Weekly sharing high praise for the band’s latest studio project, giving the album an “A-” rating and noting “Little Big Town soar with new album…LBT’s glistening harmonies beam.”  Following the launch of “Little Big Town at the Mother Church,” the Associated Press also raved “Little Big Town momentum grows with Ryman residency.”
    Little Big Town can next be seen performing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on March 1st, and on The Talk on March 14th.
  • NEWS AND NOTES: Darius Rucker and Little Big Town

    Darius Rucker will appear on NBC’s Today Show to perform “Love Do What It Do” with Robert Randolph on Tuesday (February 21st) in the 10am hour.

    Darius Rucker will guest star as “Desmond Abati” on this week’s episode of Hawaii Five-O. Catch the show on Friday (February 24th) at 9pm ET/PT on CBS.

    Little Big Town is taking their music to the small screen this week, including performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Thursday) and the Today Show on Friday.

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  • LITTLE BIG TOWN HITS THE TOP OF THE CHARTS WITH ‘BETTER MAN’ AND HITS THE TV CIRCUIT TO PROMOTE THEIR NEW ALBUM, ‘THE BREAKER.’

    The Platinum-selling, GRAMMY Award-winning Little Big Town scored their latest No. 1 single, “Better Man,” which is also their fastest-rising radio single to date, on both the Billboard and MediaBase country airplay charts this week. The Taylor Swift-penned tune has over 35 million combined streams and nearly 500,000 digital downloads. Additionally, Little Big Town’s previous album Pain Killer, featuring the history-making “Girl Crush,” is now RIAA-certified Platinum.

     The band releases its seventh studio album The Breaker this Friday, February 24th on Capitol Records Nashville.

    The band kicks off a week of media appearances starting with performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this Thursday (2/23) and the TODAY Show this Friday (2/24) before returning to Nashville for the first of nine Ryman Auditorium residency dates – “Little Big Town at the Mother Church” –on Friday evening (2/24). The reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year will also perform on Ellen Feb. 28 and will take their award-winning harmonies to The Talk, airing March 14.

    Little Big Town, consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman and Jimi Westbrook, recently earned its 23rd career Academy of Country Music award nomination with a nod for Vocal Group of the Year. The group was awarded the same category last year along with Vocal Event of the Year and the ACM’s prestigious Crystal Milestone Award. 

    Fans can still pre-order The Breaker and instantly receive “Better Man” along with album tracks “Happy People,” “We Went to the Beach” and “When Someone Stops Loving You.” To pre-order The Breaker, visitHttp://umgn.us/LBTBREAKER .

    For more information on Little Big Town, The Breaker and “Little Big Town at the Mother Church,” visit www.LittleBigTown.com.

    Audio / Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook talks about “Better Man,” the first single from their new album, The Breaker.

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    LBT (Better Man) OC: …beautifully. :46
    “This song, first of all, I love the melody. The chorus just kind of soars when it comes in and it feels like one of those classic country melodies on a chorus that we just fell in love from the first time we heard it. The message, I think everybody can identify with the sentiment of this song. A lot of times in life, there’s a lot of things you have to walk away from that don’t necessarily feel like the greatest decision to have to make in your life, but sometimes you just know that it’s time to move on and no matter how hard that is, you just know that down in your heart that it’s time to do that. Those are very difficult decisions that we face sometimes in our lives, and I think this song talks about that beautifully.”


  • LITTLE BIG TOWN’S ‘THE BREAKER’ IS AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY.

    Little Big Town will release their brand-new record, The Breaker, on Friday (February 24th). The collection, which features their now No. 1 single “Better Man,” was written and recorded during one of their busiest and most successful years to-date, so they weren’t able to write as many songs for it as they have for previous albums.

    “We had an incredibly like creative year last year. I mean, we went from starting this record to making the Pharrell record, which was unexpected but such a joy and so creative in a different way than the records that we make with Jay [Joyce],” says LBT’s Karen Fairchild.And so, we were writing, and then we were writing with Pharrell and then that ended up being a record. And then we were planning the tour and we went out on the road with Luke for 70 shows, and it just never stopped. And it was like all year long output, output, output of creative. And so yeah, the writing scenarios on the record might not look like they have on past records, but it was just the way it was going to happen. I mean, when you’re that busy it’s like the success also makes it difficult to like write all the time, because writing on the road is not the easiest thing in the world. You have a million distractions, and so there’s all kinds of things like getting focused. But we had also the blessing of having all of these incredible songs sent to us and they seemed to be piecing themselves together.”

    The reigning ACM and CMA Vocal Group of the Year will begin their residency at the Ryman on Friday (February 24th). They’re expected to perform every song on their new album.

    Little Big Town will perform on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (February 23rd).

    Audio / Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild explains why they didn’t write as much for The Breaker, as they have for previous albums.

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    LBT (songs for the album) OC: …together. 1:20
    “We had an incredibly like creative year last year. I mean, we went from starting this record to making the Pharrell record, which was unexpected but such a joy and so creative in a different way than the records that we make with Jay [Joyce]. And so, we were writing, and then we were writing with Pharrell and then that ended up being a record. And then we were planning the tour and we went out on the road with Luke for 70 shows, and it just never stopped. And it was like all year long output, output, output of creative. And so yeah, the writing scenarios on the record might not look like they have on past records, but it was just the way it was going to happen. I mean, when you’re that busy it’s like the success also makes it difficult to like write all the time, because writing on the road is not the easiest thing in the world. You have a million distractions, and so there’s all kinds of things like getting focused. But we had also the blessing of having all of these incredible songs sent to us and they seemed to be piecing themselves together.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (available Feb. 24th)

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    Audio / LINER LBT (available this week)

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