Little Big Town
Little Big Town is an American country music group. Founded in 1998, the group has comprised the same four members since its founding: Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook. Their musical style relies heavily on four-part vocal harmonies, with all four members alternating as lead vocalists.
About Little Big Town in brief
Little Big Town is an American country music group. Founded in 1998, the group has comprised the same four members since its founding: Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook. Their musical style relies heavily on four-part vocal harmonies, with all four members alternating as lead vocalists. Little Big Town’s first record deal was with Mercury Nashville Records, although the band was dropped from the label’s roster without releasing a single or album. A second contract, this time with Monument Records Nashville, began in 2002. Their second album, The Road to Here, was released that year, and received a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. A Place to Land, their third album, was released via Equity, then re-released via Capitol Nashville after Equity closed in 2008. All of their albums have accounted for 24 singles on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay, including the top 10 hits \”Boondocks\”, \”Bring It On Home\”, \”Little White Church\” and \”Tornado\”, and \”Day Drinking\”. The group’s members co-wrote the majority of the songs on The Road To Here along with Wayne Kirkpatrick, who also produced it. In April 2008, they charted with Sugarland and Jake Owen on a live cover of The Dream Academy’s “Life in a Dream” from Northern Ireland’s Taken Sugarland’s Northern Ireland tour. The group announced it was leaving Equity for Capitol Nashville in October 2008, which added four new songs, which further promoted the group’s new album, which reached number 28 on the country chart on unsolicited airplay based on airplay.
In November 2008, the band sang backing vocals on John Mellencamp’s “I’m the Band” from Freedom’s Road, their second studio album. The band has released five more albums for Capitol: The Reason Why, Tornado, Pain Killer, The Breaker, and Nightfall. The group has released two compilation albums, including “The Best of the Rest” and “A Little More You”, which was released in 2009. The album “The Big Country” was released on November 6, 2009. It was the first album to be released on the independent record label Equity Music Group, a label started and partially owned by country music singer Clint Black. It is their third studio album, and their third and second with Equity, on November 8, 2009, and on November 9, 2010, they released “A Place To Land” on November 10, 2009 and November 11, 2010. The first single from the album, “Good as Gone,” became Little BigTown’s first top 5 hit on Hot country Songs. The second single, “Better Man,” was followed by “Good As Gone” and “A little More You,” both of which were top 20 hits. By the end of 2006, The road to Here had been certified Platinum in the U.S. by the Recording Institute of America (RIAA)