LITTLE BIG TOWN SURPRISED BY RIAA WITH DOUBLE-PLATINUM PLAQUE FOR GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING HIT, “GIRL CRUSH” Photo ID L-R: LBT’s Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook, RIAA EVP Public Policy & Industry Relations Michele Ballantyne, LBT’s Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Sweet Photo Credit: Becky Fluke NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 11, 2016) – Prior to their performance at Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena Friday night, the GRAMMY Award-winning group Little Big Town received a surprise visit from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet were presented with an RIAA Double Platinum certification plaque celebrating their smash hit, “Girl Crush.” “Girl Crush,” written by Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose, landed on multiple year-end “Best of” lists and was the most downloaded country single of 2015. It garnered two CMA Awards (Single of the Year and Song of the Year), was nominated for GRAMMY Song of the Year and earned the title of GRAMMY Best Country Song. The group also took home a GRAMMY for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for the record-breaking tune. “Girl Crush,” the second single off Little Big Town’s Gold-selling sixth studio album PAIN KILLER (Capitol Records Nashville), remained at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 13 consecutive weeks, setting the longest run in the top spot for a group since 1959. To preview and purchase “Girl Crush” and Pain Killer, click HERE. Little Big Town is the three-time, reigning ACM Vocal Group of the Year, the four-time, reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year, and was recently awarded with the ACM Crystal Milestone Award. Little Big Town is currently on the Kill The Lights Tour with Luke Bryan, with upcoming dates in Toledo, Ohio; State College, Pa. and Charlottesville, Va. For more information, please visit www.LittleBigTown.com.
Little Big Town Brings The Tornado Tour To Northwest Arkansas. Last Friday The Amp kicked off their concert season with the ACM award winning Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town. The night was a little chilly, but that didn’t keep the fans away! David Nail opened the show and performed “Red Light,” “Let It Rain,” “Turning Home” and more. He even threw a Brooks and Dunn cover in there that really had the crowd going. Probably the most exciting part of Nail’s set was when he played “Whatever She’s Got.” Nail said this was his new single that should be hitting radio in the near future, so y’all be sure to keep your ears open for that one. Little Big Town basically blew me away with their performance. I had never seen a show with theatrics like I did Friday. It wasn’t too much, just on one song, but it was really, really awesome! The song was “Tornado” and they really made it seem like a tornado was brewing on that stage! There was lightening and wind and fake rain and Karen Fairchild looked amazing in her black, fringed jacket, almost like a pretty tornado herself! It was awesome. LBT of course sang “Pontoon” with the help of the crowd. Everyone was singing every word, wishing it was warm enough to be on a boat right that second. They opened with “Pavement Ends” and ended with “Boondocks.” The party never settled down in between, even during the slow songs like “Your Side of the Bed,” “Shut Up Train,” “Self Made,” “Can’t Go Back” and “Bring It on Home.” LBT told the crowd about their online videos they call “Scattered, Smothered & Covered.” They are videos of songs that are NOT country, but LBT puts their own touch on them (along with some upright bass and banjo) to make them country. That night they gave us Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and let me tell you it was pretty freaking cool! They played my favorites “A Little More You” and “I’m With the Band,” then rocked The Amp crowd with a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain.” I’m telling you, these guys are the real deal. I have always liked Little Big Town, but I walked away from this show a true fan. To me, that’s what live shows are all about…bands entertaining the crowd and proving just how talented they are. You can check out our photos from the show on Facebook! Congrats to The Amp for a successful first show! Check in with them for more upcoming concerts, and be on the lookout for more acts to be added to this concert season right here in Northwest Arkansas!
The Arkansas Music Pavilion Gears Up for 2013 Concert Season with Little Big Town and More Filling the Schedule! Last year, CMNB got to take part in the really great line up of live concerts that the local Arkansas Music Pavilion rolled out for 2012 which featured Luke Bryan, Hank Williams Jr., Alan Jackson, Lauren Alaina, Miranda Lambert, Randy Houser, Brantley Gilbert and many more! So, it should come as no surprise that we are very, very excited about the upcoming 2013 Season for the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Right now, the schedule is still being finalized, but if last year is any indication at all, we are sure to have a fantastic series of live shows to enjoy! Already confirmed, Little Big Town will be kicking the year off with the first show on Friday, April 19th as part of their Tornado Tour. Also, just announced, Old Crow Medicine Show will be heading to The Amp on Saturday, May 4th! We can’t wait to hear which other acts will be confirmed over the next few weeks, and stay tuned for more details as they’re announced! See why CMNB thinks Northwest Arkansas is growing more and more into a country music and red dirt hot spot!
Little Big Town Success Continues with Second Number One from Tornado Album! Since they’re fun summer time single “Pontoon” earned Little Big Town their first career number one hit single, this foursome has been on a roll! They swept the 2012 CMA Awards with wins for Single of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year, and have multiple nominations for the upcoming 2013 ACM Awards including Album of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Video of the Year, and Single Record of the Year. So, it should come as no surprise that LBT has earned their second #1 for the Tornado title track! What I love about these two number one hits is that together they demonstrate the range that Little Big Town features on Tornado. It is a complex and diverse album, and both these hits are well deserved. Additionally, the group recently sold-out their very first headlining show at the Ryman Auditorium adding to the 21 already sold out dates on their current 2013 Tornado Tour. You can find Little Big Town on the road again later this summer when they join Keith Urban‘s 2013 Tour with special guest Dustin Lynch.
HaleighT Counting Down The Days ‘Til Outdoor Concerts Begin. Even though spring doesn’t officially start for a few more weeks, I can’t help but get excited! We had a couple days of beautiful weather this week around the CMNB headquarters, and I took full advantage of them. Yes, I’m talking windows down and radio up! I don’t know about y’all but I find myself daydreaming about the warmer weather and all that comes with it. At the top of the list…outdoor venues! The first concert scheduled for our backyard at (The AMP) is Little Big Town on April 19th! It’s sure to be a party, and I can’t wait to see LBT perform their recent hits! If you are in our area (and don’t already have them) make sure you get your tickets (info below) for the kickoff of The Amp’s 2013 season!
Get Behind the Scenes with The Band Perry, Little Big Town and More for the 2012 CMA Country Christmas! The annual CMA Country Christmas special for 2012 is quickly approaching, airing next week on Thursday, December 20th! Like most country music fans, we really look forward to this show, hosted again this year by Jennifer Nettles and with performances from The Band Perry, Martina McBride, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley and more, and it looks like the 2012 edition is going to be just as great as the previous years! While you’re waiting for Thursday to roll around, go ahead and get a behind the scenes look below! Video: Behind the Scenes, CMA Country Christmas 2012!
Little Big Town Announces Concert Info for 2013 Tornado Tour. Little Big Town released the dates of their upcoming Tornado Tour with over 25 stops in America and Canada! The tour starts on Jan. 31st in Murray, KY. Each stop on the tour includes special guests Kacey Musgroves or David Nail. Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town is really excited about the upcoming tour: “We’ve been looking forward to announcing this tour for so long and can’t wait to hit the road next year. It’s going to be so much fun to share more music from this record with our fans and we feel very honored to have Kacey and David opening for us. They’re incredible artists. This new album means so much to us and to be able to showcase all of these songs is a dream come true.” WATCH Little Big Town’s New Music Video for “Tornado”: The Tornado Tour Dates: 1/31 Murray, KY 2/1 Birmingham, AL 2/12 New York, NY 2/14 Washington, DC 2/15 Atlantic City, NJ 2/16 Lowell, MA 2/22 Huntsville, AL 3/1 Huntington, WV 3/2 Cherokee, NC 3/3 Lancaster, PA 3/7 Peoria, IL 3/8 New Buffalo, MI 3/9 Mt. Pleasant, MI 3/21 Joliet, IL 3/22 Rochester, MN 3/23 Appleton, WI 3/26 Winnipeg, MB 3/27 Saskatoon, SK 3/28 Regina, SK 3/30 Edmonton, AB 4/1 Calgary, AB 4/3 Vancouver, Canada 4/19 Fayetteville, AR 4/20 Bossier City, LA 4/26 Catoosa, OK 4/28 San Antonio, TX 5/8 Augusta, GA 5/9 N. Charleston, SC
The Official Music Video For Little Big Town’s “Tornado.” Little Big Town waited to release their spooky new video for one of the spookiest days of the year, HALLOWEEN! The official music video for “Tornado” premiered on CMT today. The video has a dark twist to it and I love it! I also really liked what Kimberly Schlapman did with her hair, a little more calm, but still wild! “Tornado” is the second single from their new album and the follow up to the hit “Pontoon.” Watch the video below and tell us what you think!
Little Big Town Unveils New Music Video for “Tornado” on Halloween! The wait is almost over for Little Big Town‘s new music video for “Tornado.” The video releases tomorrow (Oct. 31st) at 6:00 am ET on CMT, and you can catch it every hour throughout the day. You can also catch the video during CMT’s Top 20 Countdown on Nov. 2nd. Be sure to check out the video which promises to be a dramatic and powerful as the song! Little Big Town has more announcements coming soon including concert tour plans! We’ll keep you posted and up-to-date as info is released. WATCH The Teaser-Trailer for “Tornado“:
Watch LIVE Video of Little Big Town Performing Hit Single, Pontoon! Last week Little Big Town stopped by The Ellen Degeneres Show to perform their summer hit, “Pontoon“. Country music fans (the CMNB crew included!) have been going nuts over this song for months, and if you’re on of them and to want to know how it sounds live, just watch below! “Pontoon” is the hit single from Little Big Town’s fifth studio, Tornado, which released last week, Tuesday, September 11th. I am a huge fan of this album, and if you want to know why, just check out my full review! WATCH Little Big Town Perform “Pontoon“. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player