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POWERHOUSE COUNTRY MUSIC GROUP LITTLE BIG TOWN RELEASES NINTH STUDIO ALBUM, NIGHTFALL.

One of country music’s most successful and celebrated groups, Little Big Town, have released their ninth studio album, Nightfall (Capitol Records Nashville). The self-produced album is one of the band’s most intimate and powerful to date.

“Little Big Town Are Beacons Of Hope With Ninth Album, ‘Nightfall’”- American Songwriter

Co-writing nine of the album’s 13 tracks, the band has already kicked off this latest effort with a 2020 Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for the empowering song, “The Daughters.” The song serves as an inspirational and motivational call for young girls to pursue their passions and believe in themselves regardless of societal expectations of women.

To use a phrase only occasionally appreciated or particularly appropriate in country, this is a class album from one classy group.”– The Wall Street Journal

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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)

“There are plenty of fun moments on ‘Nightfall,’ but Little Big Town continues to be brave enough to make their lyrics matter.”The Tennessean

The album’s current single, “Over Drinking,” is a pick-yourself-up and dust off the heartache anthem. The single’s music video stars Michelle Monaghan and takes inspiration from classic films like Urban Cowboy and Thelma & Louise – complete with Stetsons, fringe and a mechanical bull.

Another track from Nightfall, “Sugar Coat,” and its accompanying music video starring Kate Bosworth, tells the story of a forbearing wife and mother whose husband’s continuous philandering proves harder and harder to endure, but is pressured out of the responsibility to her family to keep smiling and wearing her ‘sugar coat.’

Nightfall is a textured album that is every bit the cinematic experience the band promised. Lyrically they don’t just ask questions but draw conclusions that won’t alienate. – Taste of Country

Last night (Jan. 16), Little Big Town performed a track-by-track showcase of Nightfall at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall. The performance comes just ahead of their two-night engagement (January 17 and 18) at another of New York’s iconic venues, the Apollo Theatre, which officially kicks-off of their national Nightfall tour.

For additional information on Little Big Town including upcoming tour dates, please visit:

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Audio / Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild says Nightfall is a really special record.

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LBT (Nightfall album) 2 OC: …what you think. :33
“It’s a very special record, and we got to produce this one on our own and just really wrote a lot of songs. We could’ve done a double record (KIMBERLY: “Easy.”), we had so much content and songs and so many meaningful moments. There’s a song called ‘Throw Your Love Away’ that Kimberly and I wrote with the Love Junkies, you know those girls from the song ‘Girl Crush,’ a very soulful song, and one with Foy Vance called ‘Forever and a Night.’ (There were) just a lot of really special moments. So, check it out, download it, let us know what you think.”

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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.”

LUKE BRYAN ANNOUNCES NEW MUSIC AND TOUR.

Since wrapping up the last ten years as the “Most Heard Artist of the Decade,” as named by Country Aircheck, Luke Bryan looks ahead into 2020 and announces plans for a new studio album and a 2020 tour. Toda, he announced the news to his fans first on all his socials platforms. Watch it HERE.

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Luke will release his seventh studio album BORN HERE, LIVE HERE, DIE HERE on April 24th. It’s the follow up to 2017’s WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY album which became his third consecutive release to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and his fifth #1 debut on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart.

Luke will kick off his “PROUD TO BE RIGHT HERE TOUR” on May 28th in Cincinnati, Ohio at Riverbend Music Center and will play nearly 40 shows before wrapping in the fall. Morgan Wallen is the special guest on the tour with openers Caylee Hammack, on first half, and Runaway June, the last half of tour. Select dates on sale to the Nut House, Luke’s fan club, Tuesday, January 28th and select dates on sale to the public Friday, January 31st.

“‘Proud to be right here’ is a phrase from my new album’s title track, BORN HERE, LIVE HERE, DIE HERE (written by Jameson Rodgers, Josh Thompson, Jake Mitchell),” said Luke. “From the moment I first heard it, I loved that this song related so closely to how I grew up and how I still have so many ties to my hometown. It’s a connection I feel is so important in country music. I am truly so thankful to have the opportunity to make music for my fans and to look out into the crowds each night from stage and be proud of what we’ve created. And I’m excited to get on the road with these guest artists too. I’ve been watching what Morgan is building with his fans and it has been so fun to watch! I know with him, Caylee and Runaway June on this tour it’s going to be such a high energy night for everyone.”

Luke fans can bundle their tour tickets with an album. Each pair of online tickets purchased for Luke’s “PROUD TO BE RIGHT HERE TOUR” includes one (1) CD copy of his new album BORN HERE, LIVE HERE, DIE HERE through 11/30/2020.

Liption is the official sponsor of the “PROUD TO BE HERE TOUR.” CITI is the official presale credit card and as such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets through Citi EntertainmentSM  beginning Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 10am through Thursday, Jan. 30 at 10pm. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. Additionally, Live Nation is the official tour promoter and fans can first purchase tickets beginning Jan. 24th for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com

Luke is currently climbing the country charts with his latest hit, “What She Wants Tonight.”

PROUD TO BE RIGHT HERE TOUR

5/28/2020                Cincinnati, OH                       Riverbend Music Center

5/29/2020                St. Louis, MO                         Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

5/30/2020                Brandon, MS                          Brandon Amphitheater

6/5/2020                  Orange Beach, AL                  The Wharf Amphitheater

6/18/2020                Darien Center, NY                 Darien Lake Amphitheater

6/19/2020                Hartford, CT                           Xfinity Theatre

6/20/2020                Columbia, MD                        Merriweather Post Pavilion

6/25/2020                Milwaukee, WI                       Summerfest at American Family Insurance Amphitheater*

7/16/2020                San Diego, CA                        North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre**

7/17/2020                Mtn View, CA                        Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/18/2020                Sacramento, CA                     Toyota Amphitheatre

7/23/2020                Bend, OR                                Les Schwab Amphitheater

7/24/2020                Bend, OR                                Les Schwab Amphitheater

7/25/2020                Portland, OR                           Sunlight Supply Amphitheater

7/30/2020                Nashville, TN                         Bridgestone Arena

7/31/2020                Little Rock, AR                      Simmons Bank Arena

8/4/2020                  New York, NY                       Madison Square Garden

8/5/2020                  Gilford, NH                            Bank of NH Pavilion

8/6/2020                  Gilford, NH                            Bank of NH Pavilion

8/14/2020                Bangor, ME                            Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

8/21/2020                Virginia Beach, VA                Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

8/23/2020                Bristow, VA                           Jiffy Lube Live

8/28/2020                Charlotte, NC                         PNC Music Pavilion

8/29/2020                Raleigh, NC                            Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

8/30/2020                Charleston, SC                        to be announced….

9/24/2020                Des Moines, IA                      Wells Fargo Arena

9/25/2020                St. Paul, MN                           Xcel Energy Center

9/26/2020                Green Bay, WI                        Resch Center

10/1/2020                Bossier City, LA                     CenturyLink Center

10/2/2020                Lafayette, LA                          Cajundome

10/8/2020                Fresno, CA                             Save Mart Center

10/9/2020                Los Angeles, CA                    Staples Center**

10/10/2020              San Bernardino, CA               Glen Helen Amphitheater**

Morgan Wallen on all dates except **

Morgan only*

Caylee Hammack May 28- July 31

Runaway June August 4- October 10

 

Listen to Luke’s PROUD TO BE RIGHT HERE TOUR playlist.

About Luke Bryan
In 2019, Luke was named as the first-ever recipient of the ACM’s Album of the Decade Award for Crash My Party as presented to him during a Grand Ole Opry appearance. The ACM Album of the Decade Award recognizes an album that has impacted country music over the decade. The factors considered include the success of singles at radio, album concept, commercial media, sales and streaming, artistic merit and ACM Award recognition. Billboard said, “it wasn’t just his star power that made Crash My Party special, as most of the album’s singles — like the poignant “Drink a Beer” and nostalgic “Roller Coaster” — were more focused on Bryan’s heartfelt croon as opposed to the party anthems that “bro country” made popular at that time.”

22 of Bryan’s 23 #1 hits have been in the last decade including his breakthrough hit ““Country Girl Shake It For Me” which was included in Billboard Magazine’s “100 Songs that Defined a Decade” list out last month. Other #1 hits include “I Don’t Want This Night To End,” “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Everyday,” “Play It Again” and poignant songs like “Fast,” “Drink A Beer” and “Most People Are Good,” which Music Row named Song of the Year in 2018 and Rolling Stone at its peak touted “it’s message – coming from a star on the level of Luke Bryan – is important in the country music world.”

Luke’s headline concert tours have played for over one million fans every year for the last six years with four of those reaching 1.5 million. In total Luke has performed for nearly 12 million fans in the last ten years. His 2019 “Sunset Repeat Tour” wrapped this fall with his 36th career headline stadium concert at Ford Field in Detroit and during the show Luke was presented with a new music plaque signifying his continued domination in the format with more RIAA certified digital singles than any other country artist with 54 million digital singles, 12.5 million albums and Seven billion streams. Luke has four Platinum albums, two 4x-Platinum albums, seven RIAA certified albums, 22 Platinum singles and 12 Multi-Platinum singles.

In this past decade Luke has presented ten Farm Tours (11 years career total), seven headline tours, six years of Spring Break shows and six Crash My Playa concert events. He was recognized as a CMT Artist of the Year six consecutive times, was twice named the Entertainer of the Year by BOTH the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association and was honored as a NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year. In total Luke has won over 40 music awards including six ACM awards, six CMT Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, two CMA awards, an iHeart and a Teen Choice award and more.

This March Luke will continue his role as a celebrity judge on ABC’s American Idol.

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