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Little Big Town

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

    Top Country

    Top Country
    5 songs

    New Country First

    New Country First
    1 song

    Country Party

    Country Party
    3 songs

    Heartbreak Hotel

    Heartbreak Hotel
    3 songs

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

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