Little Big Town is one of those newer country bands that are a little out of the Nashville mold. And I like that in a band. I do like country music, but so much of what Nashville "accepts" is so similar. I like it when a band steps out of the close confines of Nashville. And it is strange in many ways, because if you go to the small venues in Nashville, the coffee bars and juke joints there is so much "unknown" good local talent you would be amazed.
Anyhow let's give a listen to Little Big Town and some of their cool music.
Little White Church
They also got one of their tracks featured on one of my current favorite TV shows, the amazing True Blood.
And finally today here is one from a few years back.
They have many more videos out there, but all of the EMI ones (as always) are not allowed to be embedded.
You have to wonder why record sales are going down when the big companies (EMI) are doing such a good job on promoting artists. (ironic font).
Little Big Town is an American country music band.
Formed in 1999, the band has four members: Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet. There is no lead singer in the band; instead, they trade lead vocal duties as well as rely on the harmonies of the four members.
Little Big Town’s self-titled 2002 debut for Sony’s Monument Records was panned critically and did not sell commercially. The album had only one minor hit single, “Don’t Waste My Time,” and it wasn’t long before Little Big Town was dropped from the label.
Little Big Town resurfaced on the Equity Music Group label (formed by country singer Clint Black), and on October 4, 2005, released their second album, The Road to Here. The new album was well-received critically, and spawned the smash hit single “Boondocks.” Three further singles were released from the album, including the Top 5 hit “Bring It on Home.”
Their second album with the Equity label, A Place to Land, was released in 2007. Although, not long after its release, the label folded. Little Big Town then re-released the album a year later via Capitol Nashville. Two of the album’s singles were minor Top 40 hits.
In 2010, the group returned with “Little White Church,” the lead-off to their fourth studio album, The Reason Why, which was released on August 24, 2010. [Last.FM]