NASHVILLE TN (Wednesday, July 18, 2012)– Grammy-nominated country group Little Big Town will release their fifth studio album entitled Tornado September 11, 2012. The album was recorded in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce (Wallflowers, Eric Church) and features the band’s hit single “Pontoon.”
“I am so excited for people to hear this new record,” said Jimi Westbrook. “We worked with Jay Joyce and he really pushed us to be in the moment. There was such an amazing energy between all of us in the studio and I think you can feel it.”
The album’s lead single “Pontoon” was released to radio in April and is currently Top 15 on Billboard’s country radio chart. This has been Little Big Town’s fasting rising single to date. “Pontoon” is #1 on the Soundscan Digital Country chart for the second week in a row and has sold over 520,000 tracks in only eight weeks. The official music video has been viewed over 1.7 million times.
1. Pavement Ends *Jason Saenz/Brent Cobb
2. Pontoon *Barry Dean/Natalie Hemby/Luke Laird
3. Sober *Liz Rose/Hillary Lindsey/Lori McKenna
4. Front Porch Thing *Chris Stapleton/Adam Hood
5. On Your Side Of The Bed *Lori McKenna/K.Fairchild/J.Westbrook/ K.Schlapman/P.Sweet
6. Leavin’ In Your Eyes *Brett Warren/Brad Warren/Jay Joyce/J.Westbrook/K.Fairchild/ K.Schlapman
7. Tornado *Natalie Hemby/Delta Made
8. On Fire Tonight *Luke Laird/P.Sweet/J.Westbrook/K.Fairchild/K.Schlapman
9. Can’t Go Back *Natalie Hemby/Kate York/Rosi Golan
10. Self Made *Natalie Hemby/Jedd Hughes/J.Westbrook/K.Fairchild
11. Night Owl *Natalie Hemby/J.Westbrook/K.Fairchild/K.Schlapman/P.Sweet
For current tour dates, news and information on the new album please check out the bands brand new website at www.littlebigtown.com launched today!
AUDIO: Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman reveals the group used their road band to play on their new album, Tornado.
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“What I love this time is we used our road band. You know, Nashville has the most incredible musicians in the world, but this time we decided to use the guys that travel with us on all our shows, and it gave it such a fresh spirit. Everybody was just out there having fun and just putting out the very, very best that they had, and it was so creative. We rehearsed with them for four days – long hours – and then we cut for the next three in a row. And then of course, we did a little bit of work afterwards. But for those seven days, we worked our little tails off, and had so much fun, and I think you can hear the spontaniety and the energy and the freshness in the music. There wasn’t a lot of time to think and calculate.”