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Platinum-selling country quartet Little Big Town sizzled at the 2012 CMT Music Awards during the performance of their newest single, “Pontoon.” The band brought a full-size pontoon boat to the stage and sang from its balcony, and the performance became one of the highlights of the show that evening.

Little Big Town’s stand-out performance that night created a significant digital sales increase, as “Pontoon” single sales spiked over 250%. “Pontoon” has sold nearly 100,000 downloads since becoming available for purchase only two weeks ago.  

“Pontoon” is the first single from Little Big Town’s upcoming fifth studio album, produced by Jay Joyce, which is set for release this fall. Written by Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird and Barry Dean, “Pontoon” has received rave critical praise to date and has been called the “song of the summer.” 

Little Big Town will perform at LP Field on Saturday (June 9th) during CMA Music Festival, and their performance will air on the ABC Television Special CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY’S NIGHT TO ROCK on Monday, September 17th from 8-11p (ET/PT). 

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AUDIO: Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman says her husband has a cool concept for a Pontoon boat.  

LBT (Airstream Pontoon) OC: (Kimberly) …you could. :20

KIMBERLY: “My husband has an idea for a Pontoon. Take the aluminum floaters and putting an Airstream on it and welding that together and covering the top with Astroturf, and then you can sit up there and you can have a slide from the Astroturf down to the water.” PHILLIP: “And you can put a Tee-box off the top.” KAREN: “That’s what I thought you were gonna say.” [Jimi laughs] PHILLIP: “Play golf off the top of the Airstream.” KIMBERLY: “You could.”