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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

    Top Country

    Top Country
    5 songs

    '00s Country

    '00s Country
    4 songs

    Hot Summer Hits

    1 song

    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.   Silver and Gold
  19.   Good People
  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.   Stay All Night
  27.   Tumble and Fall
  28.   Lean Into It
  29.   Looking for a Reason
  30.   Things You Don't Think About
  31.   Live Forever
  32.   Fine with Me
  33.   Why, Oh Why
  34.   The Reason Why
  35.   Bones
  36.   Welcome to the Family
  37.   Lost
  38.   Lonely Enough
  39.   Save Your Sin
  40.   Can't Go Back
  41.   Pavement Ends
  42.   Pontiac
  43.   Night Owl
  44.   On Fire Tonight
  45.   Front Porch Thang
  46.   Runaway Train
  47.   All the Way Down
  48.   You're Gonna Love Me
  49.   To Know Love
  50.   Firebird Fly
  51.   A Place to Land
  52.   Only What You Make of It
  53.   That's Where I'll Be
  54.   Everything Changes
  55.   The Boat
  56.   Skinny Dippin'
  57.   Self Made
  58.   You Can't Have Everything
  59.   Novocaine
  60.   Evangeline
  61.   I'm With the Band
  62.   Mean Streak
  63.   Wounded
  64.   Never Felt Love
  65.   Still
  66.   Tryin'
  67.   Willpower
  68.   Work
  69.   Shut Up Train
  70.   Rain On a Tin Roof
  71.   Go Tell It on the Mountain
  72.   Love Profound
  73.   A Thousand Years
  74.   Somewhere Far Away
  75.   Don't Waste My Time
  76.   Miracle
  77.   Life Rolls On
  78.   Good Lord Willing
  79.   Fury
  80.   Vapor
  81.   From This Dream
  82.   Live with Lonesome
  83.   We Go Together
  84.   C'mon
  85.   All Over Again
  86.   One of Those Days
  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