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Country vocal quartet Little Big Town began with Kimberly Roads and Karen Fairchild, two Georgia natives who began singing together in college. Arkansas-born and Alabama-raised Jimi Westbrook, a friend of Fairchild's husband, joined them to make a trio, and the group was completed by the addition of Arkansan Phil Sweet in 1998. From the outset, Little Big Town devoted their sound to harmony and multiple lead vocals, a combination that made the band a hard sell at first. They finally landed a deal at Mercury Records, but it fell through due to disagreements about musical direction. In the wake of the success of the Dixie Chicks, however, Little Big Town suddenly seemed a more likely commercial proposition, and they were taken up by the Dixie Chicks' label, Monument Records, in 2000. Recording sessions lasted longer than usual for a country release, but Monument finally issued the band's debut single, "Don't Waste My Time," in the winter of 2002. The song was on its way up the charts when its accompanying album, Little Big Town, arrived in May. Although the debut produced several minor hits, Little Big Town didn't become a superstar act until 2005, when The Road to Here yielded four Top 20 singles (including the ballad "Bring It on Home") and earned the group its first platinum record. A Place to Land followed in 2007 and netted three singles, none of which made it into the Top 30, but the band's profile continued to grow due to incessant touring and supporting acts from Sugarland to Carrie Underwood. Fairchild also guested with John Mellencamp on his album Life Death Love and Freedom. In May of 2010 "Little White Church" appeared as a single that peaked at number 14 on the Billboard country chart; in August of that year, Little Big Town's fourth studio album, The Reason Why, was released by Capitol. The band returned in 2012 with the single "Pontoon," which wound up topping Billboard's country charts. The band's fifth full-length album, Tornado, followed in September 2012. It was their first release to be produced by ex-In Pursuit member Jay Joyce, and it became their highest placed album on the Billboard 200 up to that point, reaching number two. Joyce was retained for their next album's sessions and the resulting record, Pain Killer, appeared in October 2014, preceded by the single "Day Drinking." That single went to four on Billboard's Hot Country chart but it was soon overshadowed by the ballad "Girl Crush," which topped the Hot Country chart and crossed over into the pop Top 20 on its way toward winning two Grammy Awards in 2015. Little Big Town capitalized on this crossover by collaborating with Pharrell Williams for Wanderlust, a brief album that appeared upon short notice in June 2016. ~ William Ruhlmann
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Stations Featuring
Little Big Town

    Country Party

    Country Party
    3 songs

    Heartbreak Hotel

    Heartbreak Hotel
    3 songs

    '00s Country

    '00s Country
    4 songs

    Hot Summer Hits

    Hot Summer Hits
    1 song

    Top Country

    4 songs

    Grammy Awards 2014

    1 song

Albums by
Little Big Town

Top Songs by
Little Big Town

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Pontoon
  3.   Day Drinking
  4.   Girl Crush
  5.   Little White Church
  6.   Boondocks
  7.   Tornado
  8.   Your Side of the Bed
  9.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  10.   Sober
  11.   Good as Gone
  12.   Fine Line
  13.   Pain Killer
  14.   Bring It on Home
  15.   A Little More You
  16.   Kiss Goodbye
  17.   Turn the Lights On
  18.   Good People
  19.   Silver and Gold
  20.   Quit Breaking Up With Me
  21.   One Dance
  22.   Leavin' in Your Eyes
  23.   Stay
  24.   Faster Gun
  25.   Life in a Northern Town
  26.   Lean Into It
  27.   Live Forever
  28.   The Reason Why
  29.   Looking for a Reason
  30.   Things You Don't Think About
  31.   Fine with Me
  32.   Why, Oh Why
  33.   Stay All Night
  34.   Tumble and Fall
  35.   Front Porch Thang
  36.   Bones
  37.   One of Those Days
  38.   All the Way Down
  39.   Night Owl
  40.   Tryin'
  41.   Can't Go Back
  42.   I'm With the Band
  43.   Live with Lonesome
  44.   Wounded
  45.   Only What You Make of It
  46.   The Boat
  47.   Everything Changes
  48.   Self Made
  49.   On Fire Tonight
  50.   Pavement Ends
  51.   You Can't Have Everything
  52.   Rain On a Tin Roof
  53.   All Over Again
  54.   Good Lord Willing
  55.   Novocaine
  56.   Vapor
  57.   Never Felt Love
  58.   Willpower
  59.   Save Your Sin
  60.   Shut Up Train
  61.   Runaway Train
  62.   Life Rolls On
  63.   You're Gonna Love Me
  64.   Love Profound
  65.   Fury
  66.   To Know Love
  67.   A Place to Land
  68.   Evangeline
  69.   That's Where I'll Be
  70.   We Go Together
  71.   From This Dream
  72.   A Thousand Years
  73.   Don't Waste My Time
  74.   Skinny Dippin'
  75.   Miracle
  76.   Go Tell It on the Mountain
  77.   Welcome to the Family
  78.   Mean Streak
  79.   Somewhere Far Away
  80.   Pontiac
  81.   Lost
  82.   Still
  83.   C'mon
  84.   Firebird Fly
  85.   Lonely Enough
  86.   Work
  87.   Bones by Lindsey Buckingham
  88.   The Chain by Lindsey Buckingham
  89.   Bring It on Home by Lindsey Buckingham
  90.   Boondocks by Lindsey Buckingham
  91.   Good as Gone by Lindsey Buckingham