• THE MEMBERS OF LITTLE BIG TOWN LEARNED TO TRUST THEMSELVES AS PRODUCERS IN MAKING NIGHTFALL.

    The members of Little Big Town release their ninth studio album, Nightfall, on Friday (January 17th). Easily the band’s most nuanced project, upon inception, they didn’t realize they were on the verge of producing their ninth studio album. But with songs to capture, creative fires to stoke, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook went into the studio to develop what was there with no masterplan. It wasn’t long before the fiercely musical foursome realized they’d found a new creative horizon –and they just kept going until Nightfall emerged from 34 songs, myriad experiments and the inherent harmony singing that has defined the Grammy-winning group.

    Nightfall includes their latest single, “Over Drinking,” the Grammy-nominated “The Daughters,” the cascading loveliness of “River of Stars,” the Mexican horn stomping revelry of “Wine, Beer, Whiskey,” the James Taylor-esque hope of “Bluebird” and the piano/gospel vocal chorus-tinged soul plea of Phillip’s raw vocal pledge on “Forever And A Night.”

    They will experience a once-in-a-lifetime performance at the historic Carnegie Hall in New York City on Thursday (January 16th). This is the first mainstream country performance featured at Carnegie Hall since Alan Jackson in 2013. The Nightfall Tour will roll to the Apollo Theater for two nights January 17th and 18th.

    LBT’s Kimberly says they have truly learned to trust themselves in the studio alone. “I think we learned to trust ourselves. I don’t know that we’ve really trusted ourselves as much as we have on these last two records,” says Kimberly. “I think it’s confidence, experience, because we maybe weren’t quite ourselves in the past a few times, so we learned to, let’s just follow our gut, because it’s usually right, and if it’s not, we’ll live with it. But we do trust ourselves more now. We’re braver.”

    NIGHTFALL TRACK LIST: 

    1. Next To You (Hillary Reynolds, Michael Jade, Trevor Jarvis)
    2. Nightfall (Karen Fairchild, Daniel Tashian, Fancy Hagood)
    3. Forever And A Night (Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, Foy Vance)
    4. Throw Your Love Away (Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose, Lori McKenna)
    5. Over Drinking (Carey Barlowe, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Steph Jones, Hillary Lindsey)
    6. Wine, Beer, Whiskey (Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, Sean McConnell, Tofer Brown)
    7. Questions (Karen Fairchild, Jon Green, Sara Haze)
    8. The Daughters (Karen Fairchild, Sean McConnell, Ashley Ray)
    9. River Of Stars (Karen Fairchild, Daniel Tashian, Ian Fitchuk)
    10. Sugar Coat (Josh Kerr, Jordyn Shellhart, Lori McKenna)
    11. Problem Child (Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, Sean McConnell, Tofer Brown)
    12. Bluebird (Karen Fairchild, Daniel Tashian, Ian Fitchuk)
    13. Trouble With Forever (Jason Saenz, Marc Beeson, Sara Haze)

    Audio / Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town says they earned a whole new level of trust in themselves when making Nightfall.

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    LBT (learning to trust themselves more in the studio) OC: …braver. :29
    “I think we learned to trust ourselves. I don’t know that we’ve really trusted ourselves as much as we have on these last two records. That feels good. I think it’s confidence, experience, because we maybe weren’t quite ourselves in the past a few times, so we learned to, let’s just follow our gut, because it’s usually right, and if it’s not, we’ll live with it. But we do trust ourselves more now. We’re braver.”

     

    Audio / Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman and Karen Fairchild talk about producing their new album.

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    LBT (producing Nightfall) OC: …of Nightfall. :33
    KIMBERLY: “We produced this record for the very first time. We’ve never done that before.” KAREN: “We’ve co-produced before, but never taken the reins fully. It’s quite the task (Phillip: “Yes.”). It’s very satisfying when you’re finally finished. (laughs) (JIMI: “Finally.”) Finally, yeah. But it’s 13 brand new songs. We did co-produce a couple of tracks with some friends of ours that are writers in town and incredible producers, and that came out of just wanting to finish songs that we wrote with those guys, and so we’re anxious for you guys to hear it. We’re super proud of Nightfall.”

  • LITTLE BIG TOWN NIGHTFALL ALBUM AUDIO TOOLKIT

    Click here to download Little Big Town‘s Nightfall Album Audio Toolkit.

     

  • LITTLE BIG TOWN MAKING THE MEDIA ROUNDS PROMOTING THEIR NEW ALBUM, NIGHTFALL.

    Little Big Town made stops at NBC’s Today Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week in advance of launching their Nightfall Tour at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall on Thursday (January 16th) and dropping their latest album of the same title on Friday (January 17th).

     

    Check out their performance of “Sugar Coat” on Tonight Show:

    Also, check out their performance of the song on the Today Show below.

    The band is currently making their way up the country charts with “Over Drinking” from Nightfall.

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  • LITTLE BIG TOWN’S NIGHTFALL SHOWCASES VULNERABILITY, HOPE, ROMANCE, NOSTALGIA AND POSITIVE FORCES.

    Little Big Town release their new album, Nightfall, on Friday (January 17th). The collection, which includes their Grammy-nominated song “The Daughters,” their single “Over Drinking” and “Sugar Coat,” is the band’s ninth studio album.

    LBT’s Karen Fairchild says the group wants to send out positive vibes with their new album. “The record Nightfall, hopefully you’ll get the sentiment that we were intending you to get which is romantic, nostalgic, it’s got all these like it feels like important things to say. It was important to us because of all that’s going on in the world, and we really want to be a positive force in the world and not be part of the negative dialogue. We want to leave a lasting impression that really means something.”

    They will experience a once-in-a-lifetime performance at the historic Carnegie Hall in New York City on Thursday (January 16th). This is the first mainstream country performance featured at Carnegie Hall since Alan Jackson in 2013. The Nightfall Tour will roll to the Apollo Theater for two nights January 17th and 18th.

    NIGHTFALL TRACK LIST:

    1. Next To You (Hillary Reynolds, Michael Jade, Trevor Jarvis)
    2. Nightfall (Karen Fairchild, Daniel Tashian, Fancy Hagood)
    3. Forever And A Night (Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, Foy Vance)
    4. Throw Your Love Away (Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose, Lori McKenna)
    5. Over Drinking (Carey Barlowe, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Steph Jones, Hillary Lindsey)
    6. Wine, Beer, Whiskey (Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, Sean McConnell, Tofer Brown)
    7. Questions (Karen Fairchild, Jon Green, Sara Haze)
    8. The Daughters (Karen Fairchild, Sean McConnell, Ashley Ray)
    9. River Of Stars (Karen Fairchild, Daniel Tashian, Ian Fitchuk)
    10. Sugar Coat (Josh Kerr, Jordyn Shellhart, Lori McKenna)
    11. Problem Child (Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, Sean McConnell, Tofer Brown)
    12. Bluebird (Karen Fairchild, Daniel Tashian, Ian Fitchuk)
    13. Trouble With Forever (Jason Saenz, Marc Beeson, Sara Haze)

    Audio / Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild says the group wants to send out positive vibes with their new album, Nightfall.

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    Little Big Town (Nightfall album) 1 OC: …means something. :27
    “The record Nightfall, hopefully you’ll get the sentiment that we were intending you to get which is romantic, nostalgic, it’s got all these like it feels like important things to say. It was important to us because of all that’s going on in the world, and we really want to be a positive force in the world and not be part of the negative dialogue. We want to leave a lasting impression that really means something.”

  • LITTLE BIG TOWN LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING CARNEGIE HALL.

    The members of Little Big Town are getting ready for a once-in-a-lifetime performance at the historic Carnegie Hall in New York City on Thursday (January 16th). This is the first mainstream country performance featured at Carnegie Hall since Alan Jackson in 2013.

    “I think it’s incredible that we’re starting this tour at Carnegie Hall in New York City, and then two nights at the Apollo Theater and these places we’ve never played before. We’ve dreamed about playing them,” says LBT’s Phillip Sweet. ” I think it’s really just a beautiful way to set up this tour and just set the tone for what this album and what we’ve created is all about. I’m just so, so thrilled, I can’t even believe it’s gonna be happening.”

    Karen Fairchild says their show at Carnegie Hall will be different from the rest of their Nightfall Tour. “Carnegie Hall will be different than any other night, because we’re gonna sing the record top to bottom in sequence, and because Carnegie Hall is so, well, there’s only one, and it’ll have a little bit different of a production feeling than the rest of the tour. So, I know a lot of fans are trying to make it to Carnegie ‘cause that’s a one-night only deal, and then The Apollo starts off the normal production of shows.”

    The tour will continue the following two nights at The Apollo and will proceed all spring in over 30 of the most prestigious theaters in the country, closing with two nights at Denver’s art deco gem, The Paramount. Every show excluding Carnegie Hall will feature critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Caitlyn Smith.

    The band will release their new album, also titled Nightfall, on Friday (January 17th). The beautiful collection features their latest single, “Over Drinking.”

    Audio / Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet and Karen Fairchild are so excited to be performing their new album, Nightfall, at the famous Carnegie Hall in New York this week.

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    LBT (Nightfall Tour-Carnegie) OC: (Karen) …production of shows. 1:01
    PHILLIP: “I think it’s incredible that we’re starting this tour at Carnegie Hall in New York City, and then two nights at the Apollo Theater and these places we’ve never played before. We’ve dreamed about playing them. You hear about musicians playing Carnegie Hall for the first time, and what an honor that is. It’s kind of like this, I don’t know, it’s a rite of passage in a way. For us, I think it’s really just a beautiful way to set up this tour and just set the tone for what this album and what we’ve created is all about. I’m just so, so thrilled, I can’t even believe it’s gonna be happening.” KAREN: “Carnegie Hall will be different than any other night, because we’re gonna sing the record top to bottom in sequence, and because Carnegie Hall is so, well, there’s only one, and it’ll have a little bit different of a production feeling than the rest of the tour. So, I know a lot of fans are trying to make it to Carnegie ‘cause that’s a one-night only deal, and then The Apollo starts off the normal production of shows.”

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Little Big Town, Carrie, Pardi, Dierks, Keith, Chris, Luke and more

    Little Big Town will perform on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (January 15th).

    Carrie Underwood has been announced as one of the main headliners during the Barefoot Country Music Fest in Wildwood, New Jersey this summer. The three-day festival will take place June 19th – 21st. Tickets are on sale now.

    Jon Pardi’s “Heartache on the Dance Floor” has been certified double-platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), while Dierks Bentley’s “Say You Do” has been certified platinum.

    This year’s RodeoHouston lineup has been announced and will include headliners Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Chris Stapleton and Jon Pardi, as well as Willie Nelson, Maren Morris, Kane Brown, Chris Young, Brad Paisley, Gwen Stefani, Khalid and many others. The 2020 RodeoHouston will take place March 3rd – March 22nd, with tickets going on sale this Thursday (January 16th).

  • LITTLE BIG TOWN GET READY TO LAUNCH THEIR NIGHTFALL TOUR NEXT WEEK.

    Little Big Town are gearing up to kick off their upcoming trek, The Nightfall Tour, next Thursday (January 16th) with a special show at New York’s Carnegie Hall. This is the first mainstream country performance featured at Carnegie Hall since Alan Jackson in 2013.

    The trek will continue with a two-night stand at The Apollo January 17th and 18th and will proceed all spring in over 30 of the most prestigious theaters in the nation, closing with two nights at Denver’s The Paramount. Every show, excluding Carnegie Hall, will feature singer-songwriter Caitlyn Smith.

    “It’s gonna be very theatrical in a way, not like we’re acting or anything, but the way the production feels,” says Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild. It’s intimate in the theater, a lot of these theaters, and really special and very driven by each song, so (it’s) very different than anything we’ve done in a while.”

    The group will spend a couple of nights in several cities on the tour, so they might be able to explore their surroundings instead of jumping on a bus and heading to the next city after their show.

    “I’m really looking forward to spending multiple nights in cities this time,” says the band’s Jimi Westbrook. “We haven’t really ever done that, and I think it’s going to be great to kind of settle into some cities and maybe get out and eat some great food, the local fare, and really get to kind of experience the city. Where a lot of times you’re just in and out just for a few hours, so I’m excited about that part. I think it’s gonna be fun.”

    The members of Little Big Town are making their way up the country charts with their latest “Over Drinking,” which is featured on their new album, also titled Nightfall, available January 17th.

    Audio / Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild says their upcoming Nightfall Tour will be pretty special and theatrical in a way.

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    LBT (Nightfall Tour) 1 OC: …in a while. :33
    “I think once the fans hear maybe previews of the record and they get to hear little snippets of the songs, they’re gonna better understand what the production is gonna be like. So, it’s gonna be very theatrical in a way, not like we’re acting or anything, but the way the production feels. It’s intimate in the theater, a lot of these theaters, and really special and very driven by each song, so (it’s) very different than anything we’ve done in a while.”

    Audio / Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town is excited to spend a couple of nights in many of the cities on the band’s Nightfall Tour.

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    LBT (Nightfall Tour) 2 OC: …to be fun. :24
    “I’m really looking forward to spending multiple nights in cities this time. We haven’t really ever done that, and I think it’s going to be great to kind of settle into some cities and maybe get out and eat some great food, the local fare, and really get to kind of experience the city. Where a lot of times you’re just in and out just for a few hours, so I’m excited about that part. I think it’s gonna be fun.”

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  • NEW YEAR LINERS 2019

    Audio / LINER Adam Hambrick (New Year) 1

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    “Hey Everybody! I’m Adam Hambrick, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    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 Carrie Underwood (New Year)

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

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (New Year)

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    “Hey y’all! This is Caylee Hammack, wishing you a very 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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    “Hey y’all! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a Happy New Year!

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey, it’s Dierks Bentley. 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 Gary Allan (New Year)

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

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (New Year) 1

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    “Hey y’all! I’m Jon Langston, wishing you a very 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 Maddie & Tae (New Year)

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    “Hi! We’re Maddie & Tae, wishing you 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 Parker McCollum (New Year)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Parker McCollum, 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!”

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (New Year)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Travis Denning, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

     

  • CHRISTMAS 2019: 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.”

    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.”

    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.”

    The band, who released “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” a few years ago, has added a new tradition or two to their family and their group. They now end the year with a performance at Blackberry Farm, a 4200-acre resort located in the Great Smokey Mountains.

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

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    LBT (Christmas) OC: …Santa comes. :28
    “My favorite holiday tradition is, it’s happened very 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 / The members of Little Big Town talk about some of their favorite Christmas movies and holiday specials.

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    LBT (Holiday movies) OC: (Phillip) …whatever I touch. [LAUGHS] :38
    KAREN: “One of our favorite Christmas traditions is gathering around the television to watch holiday movies. And I know [for] Kimberly, it starts with [KIMBERLY: “It’s a Wonderful Life.”] It’s a Wonderful Life. Ours is holiday movies and records, like certain records have to be played in order for Jimi.” JIMI: “You have to start out the season right with Elvis, a little Elvis Presley.” KAREN: “I like the Charlie Brown Christmas movie.” KIMBERLY: “It’s sweet.” KAREN: “Yeah, it is sweet.” JIMI: “I like all those classic ones like the Rudolph and what is the one with the Abominable Snowman?” KIMBERLY: “Frosty, the Snowman?” PHILLIP: [sings] “I’m Mister Heat Miser/whatever I touch…” [LAUGHS] (The song is from the Claymation special ‘A Year Without a Santa Claus.’)

    Audio / Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild talks about making candy at Christmas with her mother and grandmother.

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    LBT (Karen-candy making) OC: …peanut butter inside. :19
    “Christmases at our house usually included making candy with my mother and my grandmother. 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.” 

    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.”

     

    Audio / LBT (New Christmas traditions)

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  • LITTLE BIG TOWN PERFORMS LATEST SINGLE, “OVER DRINKING,” WITH JAKE HOOT, THE WINNER OF THIS SEASON OF THE VOICE.

    Little Big Town performs their latest single, “Over Drinking,” with Jake Hoot, the winner of this season of NBC’s The Voice.

    “Over Drinking” is from their upcoming album, Nightfall, available January 17th.