• LABOR DAY WEEKEND LINERS: Billy, Brothers, Canaan, Clare, Darius, David, Eric Church, Eric Paslay, Jon, Kacey, Keith, Kelleigh, Kip, LBT, Luke, Sam

    LINER Billy Currington (Labor Day)
    Hey y’all! It’s Billy Currington, wishing you a very happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Brothers Osborne (Labor Day)
    This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Canaan Smith (Labor Day)
    Hey! What’s up, guys? I’m Canaan Smith. Have a great and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Clare Dunn (Labor Day)
    Hey! What’s up? This is Clare Dunn, and I hope you have a Happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Darius Rucker (Labor Day)
    Hey! It’s Darius Rucker, and I hope you have a have a happy work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER David Nail (Labor Day)
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    LINER Eric Church (Labor Day)
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    LINER Eric Paslay (Labor Day)
    Hey! It’s Eric Paslay, and I hope you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Jon Pardi (Labor Day weekend)
    Hey! It’s Jon Pardi, and I hope you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Kacey Musgraves (Labor Day weekend)
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    LINER Keith Urban (Labor Day weekend)
    Hi everybody! This is Keith Urban, wishing you a very happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Kelleigh Bannen (Labor Day)
    Hi! I’m Kelleigh Bannen, and I hope you have a happy Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Kip Moore (Labor Day)
    Hey—what’s happening guys? This is Kip Moore, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day Weekend.

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    LINER LBT (Labor Day)
    Hi! We’re Little Big Town, hoping you have a work-free Labor Day weekend.

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    LINER Luke Bryan (Labor Day)
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    LINER Sam Hunt (Labor Day)
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  • LITTLE BIG TOWN PREMIERE THE VIDEO FOR ‘PAIN KILLER’ THIS WEEKEND.

    Little Big Town premiere the video for their new single, “Pain Killer,” this weekend. The group had such a great time filming the clip in the Virgin Islands.

    “We truly did have a good time, and I think you really see it,” says LBT’s Phillip Sweet. “You see just our natural energy and interaction. Who couldn’t have fun in that location, first of all?”

    As you can see in the sneak preview below, the quartet spent time “singing” underwater, which was a first for them. “We’ve done so much over the years, it’s hard to find something new that we’ve never done before, and this we’ve never done before. We’ve never sang all glammed up under water,” says the band’s Kimberly Schlapman. “It is a little more difficult. The hardest part is staying underwater instead of poppin’ up and floatin’. That was the biggest challenge.”

    The video will premiere Saturday (August 22nd) on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown beginning at 9am ET.

    Audio / Little Big Town talk about the new video for “Pain Killer.”

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    PHILLIP: “The video’s so fun. We truly did have a good time, and I think you really see it. You see just our natural energy and interaction. Who couldn’t have fun in that location, first of all?” KIMBERLY: “We’ve done so much over the years, it’s hard to find something new that we’ve never done before, and this we’ve never done before. We’ve never sang all glammed up under water.” JIMI: “Who knew you could sing underwater? It is challenging.” KIMBERLY: “It is a little more difficult. The hardest part is staying underwater instead of poppin’ up and floatin’. That was the biggest challenge.” KAREN: “Especially when you have on full gowns in the water. You might not be able to tell that, but…Kimberly and I had on like full gowns and then we got into the water. Roger Pistole did such a great job. He’s a great, creative director.”

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  • LITTLE BIG TOWN ENJOY SPECIAL MOMENTS AS HOSTS AND PERFORMERS AT THIS YEAR’S ‘COUNTRY’S NIGHT TO ROCK’ ABC-TV SPECIAL.

    Little Big Town return as hosts for “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” on Tuesday (August 4th) at 8:00pm ET.

    The group not only are hosting this three-hour special event, but they’re also performing on the show, as well. “One of the moments, I think, that stood out to me was, the biggest, I mean when we actually got to play and perform the music, as opposed to all of the hosting duties. We started our set with ‘Girl Crush,’ and that moment just swept me away. The whole crowd was lit up – their phones were lit up – and they were singing louder than we were,” says LBT’s Phillip Sweet. “It just was the most incredible feeling to feel that energy and all focused on ‘Girl Crush’ and the starkness of that song. It was just like the most incredible moment for me.”

    For folks who want to come next year, LBT’s Kimberly Schlapman gives you a few safety tips. “It happens to the hottest week of the summer, every CMA Fest. Really. It’s so very hot, so you’ve got to wear a lot of sunscreen because there’s a lot of burnt backs that happen at CMA Fest,” says Kimberly. “Stay hydrated. Stay hydrated. It is so hot out there. It’s hot on the stage. It’s hot in the crowd, but you should come. If you’re even considering coming, come. You will not be disappointed.”

    Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Kip Moore, Sam Hunt, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, Brett Eldredge and Carrie Underwood will also be among the performers. The CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock will air Tuesday, August 4th beginning at 8pm ET on ABC.

    Audio / Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Sweet talk about some of the best moments of this year’s CMA Music Festival.

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    KIMBERLY: “To me, it doesn’t get any better than singing for that crowd at the stadium. So many of ‘em do it for their family vacation, so they save up their money all year long and generations of these families come to make it their family vacation, and they’re there to hear just good ole great country music. And we got to host this year, which is just so much fun in itself, and so many different funny things happened, and all that, but…” PHILLIP: “One of the moments, I think, that stood out to me was, the biggest, I mean when we actually got to play and perform the music, as opposed to all of the hosting duties. We started our set with ‘Girl Crush,’ and that moment just swept me away. The whole crowd was lit up – their phones were lit up – and they were singing louder than we were. It just was the most incredible feeling to feel that energy and all focused on ‘Girl Crush’ and the starkness of that song. It was just like the most incredible moment for me.”

    Audio / Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Sweet encourage folks to brave the heat to come to Nashville during CMA Music Festival.

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    LBT (CMA Music Fest) 2 OC: (Phillip) …comes alive. :47
    KIMBERLY: “It happens to the hottest week of the summer, every CMA Fest. Really. It’s so very hot, so you’ve got to wear a lot of sunscreen because there’s a lot of burnt backs that happen at CMA Fest.” PHILLIP: “Get those fan misters. Those are so good.” KIMBERLY: “Those are so cool. Just be smart. Stay hydrated. Stay hydrated. It is so hot out there. It’s hot on the stage. It’s hot in the crowd, but you should come. If you’re even considering coming, come. You will not be disappointed.” PHILLIP: “Yeah, it’s hot, but it’s like so much fun, that you don’t think about it as much, because there’s so much to do and so many concerts going on, and it’s like the town just triples in size and it’s just incredible energy all over the place. Nashville comes alive.”

    Video / CMA Music Fest Bloopers

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  • LITTLE BIG TOWN POSTPONES MORE DATES ON THEIR PAIN KILLER TOUR.

    Little Big Town has postponed a few more dates on their 2015 Pain Killer Tour, following Jimi Westbrook’s vocal cord surgery a few weeks ago. The band posted a video to their Facebook page, which features Jimi’s mouth taped shut.

    They were set to resume their tour on July 31st at the Delaware State Fair, but it has now been canceled. They’re hopeful to return touring again August 22nd in Avondale, Canada.

    “We are so sad that we have missed y’all this summer. You don’t know how hard it’s been,” says LBT’s Kimberly Schlapman. “We’ve wanted to see your faces, we’ve wanted to hear your voices, and we’re very, very sorry that we haven’t been out there.”

  • NEWS AND NOTES: LBT, Dierks, Billy, Scotty, Luke, Sam, Toby

    Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman is taking her cooking show to a brand new network. Kimberly’s Simply Southern will debut on The Cooking Channel on Saturday (July 18th) at 3:30pm ET with special guest Kix Brooks. Future episodes include appearances by Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Billy Currington, Brett Eldredge, Jewel and Kimberly’s band mates Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet.

    Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for more than one-million sold.

    Dierks Bentley’s “Say You Do” and Billy Currington’s “We Are Tonight” were certified gold for selling more than 500,000 digital downloads.

    Scotty McCreery will be interviewed on HLN’s Weekend Express with Lynn Smith Saturday (July 18th), in the 7:00 AM / Eastern segment. Scotty stopped by the HLN studios on Friday en route to his concert tonight in Gainesville, Georgia.

    Luke Bryan’s “Kick the Dust Up” and Sam Hunt’s “Take Your Time” are nominated in the country song category at this year’s Teen Choice Awards, alongside Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes, Florida Georgia Line and Megan & Liz. The show airs August 16th at 8pm ET on FOX.

    Toby Keith has announced he’ll release his new album, 35 mph Town, October 9th. He co-produced the album with songwriter/producer Bobby Pinson.

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  • LITTLE BIG TOWN’S KIMBERLY SCHLAPMAN’S SIMPLY SOUTHERN TV SHOW WILL PREMIERE ON THE COOKING CHANNEL THIS WEEKEND.

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    NASHVILLE TN (WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015) – Little Big Town member, Kimberly Schlapman, and her award-winning cooking show Kimberly’s Simply Southern will be coming to Cooking Channel beginning July 18th airing Saturdays at 3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT. See below for a description of the series and upcoming episode guide.
     
    Schlapman will appear on The Talk on CBS tomorrow, July 16th (2pm ET/1pm PT/CT), and will be featuring dishes from her cookbook and discussing her hit series.
     
    Kimberly’s Simply Southern is a one-of-a-kind cooking show featuring country artist and founding member of the band Little Big Town, Kimberly Schlapman. Her passion for making simple, home cooked recipes with her family and country singing friends back home keeps Kimberly hunting for culinary treasures when on the road. In each episode, Kimberly hops off the tour bus to discover America’s best local foods, ingredients and people who share her love of tasty good vittles.
     
    Premiering Saturday, July 18th at 3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT – SEASON PREMIERE!
    “Smokin’ Hot BBQ”
    After Kimberly visits a Nashville pitmaster to learn the secrets behind smoking a perfect rack of ribs, she brings her newly learned chops back to the kitchen to cook up some ribs inspired by Tennessee tradition with special guest Kix Brooks.
     
    Premiering Saturday, July 25th at 3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT
    “The Big Cheese”
    Kimberly visits a little slice of Southern paradise tucked away in the hills of Tennessee where she learns the art of making sheep cheese before joining some friends for another Southern pastime, skeet shooting. She takes some cheese back to the kitchen to whip up a creamy dairy delight. Special Guests include Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet.
     
    Premiering Saturday, August 1st at 3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT
    “Biscuit Lovin’”
    Nothing says Southern comfort food like fluffy, warm biscuits, and Kimberly visits a Nashville biscuit chef whose food truck serves up decadent, delicious takes on a Southern staple. Back in her home kitchen, she whips up her version of the Southern classic, as well as other biscuit inspired recipes with Executive Chef Rusty Hamlin.
     
    Premiering Saturday, August 8th at 3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT
    “Deep Sea Fishin’”
    After Kimberly sets sail on the blue waters of Miami to land some of the freshest and most colorful fish around, she scoots back home to whip up a delicious and healthy fish feast with Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott.
     
    Premiering Saturday, August 15th at 3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT
    “The Scoop (On Ice Cream)”
    Kimberly visits an ice cream parlor in Louisville that’s loved by locals and celebrities alike where she samples the rich and delicious flavors and tackles their famous 15-scoop sundae. Back in the kitchen, she whips up some sweet treats of her own with country artist Brett Eldredge.
     
    Premiering Saturday, August 22nd at 3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT
    “Big Shrimpin’”
    Deep in the Cajun country of Louisiana, Kimberly visits a couple who have been shrimping in the bayou for decades. After showing her the ropes of shrimping and chowing down on some fresh-from-the-pot gumbo, Kimberly heads back to Nashville where she stews up a traditional Louisiana dish inspired by the bayou with special guest Jewel.
     
    Premiering Saturday, August 29th at 3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT
    “It’s Chicken Hot In Here!”
    Kimberly visits a famous chicken restaurant to learn the secrets behind one of Nashville’s signature dishes, the spicy hot chicken, while also competing in a fiery eat-off. Afflicted with the fever, Kimberly heads back home to make a bird to set your taste buds ablaze with flavor with special guest Billy Currington.
  • LITTLE BIG TOWN’S ‘GIRL CRUSH’ MAKES HISTORY.

    NASHVILLE, TN (Thursday, July 9, 2015) – GRAMMY award-winning country group, Little Big Town, makes Billboard history as their reign continues atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for the 11th consecutive week with their smash hit, “Girl Crush.”

    Little Big Town’s 11th week in the #1 spot sets a new record as the longest run by a group (of at least three members) in the chart’s history ousting the previous record set by The Browns with “The Three Bells” in 1959.

    “Crush” additionally logs its third consecutive week and 11th week overall as the #1 country download on the Nielsen SoundScan Digital Country Songs Chart; making it the most downloaded song in country music for 2015 with sales totaling nearly 1.4 million.  The hit single is also currently sitting in the #5 position on the country radio charts and is heading towards a #1 record in the coming weeks.

     

  • FOURTH OF JULY AUDIO: AJ, Billy, Canaan, Darius, Dierks, Easton, Church, Josh, Kip, Lady A, Lauren, LBT, Luke, Sam, Scotty

    Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. The holiday is commonly associated with fireworks displays, parades, barbecues and concerts. Some of your favorite country stars take time to remember their Fourth of July traditions, memories and what the holiday really means to them.

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  • FOURTH OF JULY LINERS: AJ, Billy, Brothers Osborne, Canaan, Darius, David, Easton, Church, Paslay, Gary, Jon, Keith, Lady A, Lauren, LBT, Luke, Mickey, Sam, Scotty, Toby

    Audio / LINER AJ (4th of July)

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    “Hey! This is Alan Jackson, wishing you a happy and safe Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (4th of July)

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    “Hey guys! I’m Billy Currington, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

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    “Hey y’all! I’m John, and I’m TJ, and we are Brothers Osbourne, wish you a very Happy Fourth of July.”

     

    Audio / LINER Canaan Smith (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey! What’s up guys? I’m Canaan Smith, wishing you a safe and happy Fourth of July!”

    Audio / LINER Darius (4th of July)

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    “Hey y’all, what’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a very, very happy Fourth of July!”

    Audio / LINER Darius (Happy Birthday, America)

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    “Happy Birthday, America!”

    Audio / LINER David Nail (4th of July)

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    “This is David Nail, wishing you a happy Fourth of July!”

    Audio / LINER Easton Corbin (4th of July)

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    “Hey! This is Easton Corbin. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (4th of July)

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    “Hey this is Eric Church, wishing you a very happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Paslay (4th of July)

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    “Hey! This is Eric Paslay, wishing you a very happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (4th of July)

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    “Hey! This is Gary Allan. Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (4th of July)

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    “Hi, it’s Jon Pardi, wishing you a happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (summer)

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    Hey everybody, Keith Urban here, wanting to wish you all a fantastic and safe summer. Enjoy the sunshine. Hopefully, you’ll get to spend some time with the ones you love, and hopefully, we’ll also get to see you out on the road.”

    Audio / LINER Lady A (4th of July)

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    “Hi! This is Charles, Hillary and Dave of Lady Antebellum, wishing you a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend.”

    Audio / LINER Lauren Alaina (4th of July)

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    “Hey! It’s Lauren Alaina. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (4th of July)

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    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy Fourth of July!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (4th of July)

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    “Hey! This is Luke Bryan, wishing you a very happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Mickey Guyton (4th of July)

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    “Hey! This is Mickey Guyton, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey everybody! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a safe and happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Scotty McCreery (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey! This is Scotty McCreery. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Toby Keith (Fourth of July)

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    “Hi! It’s Toby Keith, wishing you a safe Fourth of July.”

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Toby, LBT, Kacey, Dierks

    Toby Keith became a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame during a ceremony in New York City last week. Comedian and TV show host Stephen Colbert honored him. Songwriter Bobby Braddock (“He Stopped Loving Her Today,” “Time Marches On,” “People Are Crazy”), Cyndi Lauper, Jerry Garcia, Linda Perry, Willie Dixon and Robert Hunter were also inducted.

    Little Big Town was featured on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood over the weekend. The band, who taped their interviews last year and earlier this year, talked about their longevity as a group, their induction into the Grand Ole Opry and their latest smash hit, “Girl Crush.”

    Kacey Musgraves is scheduled to perform on ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday, the release day of her new album Pageant Material. She’ll also perform on ABC’s The View on Wednesday.

    Dierks Bentley will perform during NBC’s  Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday, July 4th beginning at 8pm ET. Brad Paisley, Kelly Clarkson and Meghan Trainor are also scheduled to perform.

    Video / LBT on CBS Sunday Morning