Video: CMA Country Christmas 2012 Behind the Scenes

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 2013 Tornado Tour Details

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

Little Big Town Tornado Video

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 Tornado Video: Out Tomorrow

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“:

Little Big Town Perform Pontoon LIVE

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

Little Big Town Tornado Album Review

Little Big Town Live Up To Album Title and More with New Release Tornado. Country music quartet Little Big Town (Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook) released their fifth studio album, Tornado, today, and it is sure to rock your world. Whether you’re looking for something mellow or something more party-oriented, with Tornado, Little Big Town has offered up an engaging and multi-faceted record that will suck you right in. This is the type of album that warrants more than a single listen, and with each listen you’ll uncover another layer. One of the most stand-out features of Tornado is that it is not one dimensional. It’s clear that LBT has more than just a single musical influence with echoes of gospel, blues, folk and rock intertwining with the pop country sound that is consistently present throughout the album. You hear tracks like “Front Porch Thing” that have a down home, southern feel from the a cappella opening to the almost Memphis style blues quality or “Can’t Go Back” with its gospel choir-esque vocals mixed in with songs like “Self-Made” that has a rock/alternative vibe, and you know that LBT is truly invested in the music and that this record comes from a very organic place. In the eleven songs featured on Tornado, there isn’t a generic note to be found, and each song is as engaging as the next. Whether the focus is on the vocals or the instrumentals or the lyrics, each of the four band members shines, and you get the impression that they put their absolute all into this project. There is a great deal of depth in songs like “Sober” (about living life to the fullest), “Your Side of the Bed” (about love gone south), and title track “Tornado” (about a woman done wrong) that feels very personal, and very relatable. Listening to these tracks feels a little like having a conversation with a friend over a drink as they share their troubles with you, and its elements like these (relatability, realness, etc.) that I think country music fans will appreciate the most. Now, all this sounds very serious, but Tornado is also a whole lot of fun! There is their number one single, “Pontoon” that country music fans are still going crazy over, along with other party playlist worthy tunes like “Pavement Ends” (complete with some old school banjo pickin’ and hand clappin’!) and “On Fire Tonight” that you’d have to be dead to not to want to get up and dance to! These mix in well with the other more serious tracks to complete the well-rounded track list! Tornado is the type of project that your casual music fan will love, but also has a lot to offer more hard core music fans, whether you prefer country, folk, blues, pop country or something in between. So, do yourself a favor, and check it out now! Next on my list? Finding my way to a live Little Big Town show! I Continue reading Little Big Town Tornado Album Review

Little Big Town First Number 1 Single

Little Big Town Celebrates Their First #1 Single, “Pontoon.” Little Big Town has done it! They have officially had their very first #1 single in “Pontoon.” “After working towards this for 13 years, it’s an even sweeter reward than we dreamed! We’re just soaking it all in and it feels so good!” -Kimberly Schlapman “We’ll be celebrating this for a while. We can’t say thank you enough to country radio, the fans and our whole team for giving us our first number one!” -Karen Fairchild “Pontoon” was LBT’s first single from their new, upcoming album, Tornado. The album will hit store shelves September 11. Watch the video for “Pontoon” now!

Country Artists Join The Pontoon Party

Look Who Joined The Pontoon Party! As Little Big Town‘s “Pontoon” is being called the song of the summer by many, we can’t help but think this little video confirms that notion! Some of LBT’s fellow musicians/friends have done their part in expressing their love of the song by filming their versions of the hit. Below are clips of this molded together. Wynonna Judd, Sara Evans, Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan, Pistol Annies, Hunter Hayes and TV personalities Nan Kelley and Suzanne Alexander, plus many more have made this such a fun and entertaining video! Congrats to Little Big Town for all their success with this single!

Little Big Town Tornado Album

Little Big Town Is Set To Release Their Fifth Studio Album. Little Big Town is set to release their fifth studio album, Tornado, on September 11, 2012. The album was recorded in Nashville and was produced by Jay Joyce (Eric Church). “I am so excited for people to hear this new record. We worked with Jay Joyce and he really pushed us to be in the moment. There was such an amazing energy between all of us in the studio and I think you can feel it.” -Jimi Westbrook The album’s lead single, “Pontoon,” was released to radio in April and is currently Top 15 on Billboard’s country radio chart. This has been LBT’s fastest rising single to date. “Pontoon” is #1 on the Soundscan Digital Country chart for the second week in a row and has sold over 520,000 tracks in only eight weeks. Tornado Track Listing/ Writers: 1. Pavement Ends/ Jason Saenz and Brent Cobb 2. Pontoon/ Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby and Luke Laird 3. Sober/ Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey and Lori McKenna 4. Front Porch Thing/ Chris Stapleton and Adam Hood 5. On Your Side Of The Bed/ Lori McKenna, K. Fairchild, J. Westbrook, K. Schlapman and P. Sweet 6. Leavin’ In Your Eyes/ Brett Warren, Brad Warren, Jay Joyce, J. Westbrook, K. Fairchild and K. Schlapman 7. Tornado/ Natalie Hemby and Delta Made 8. On Fire Tonight/ Luke Laird, P. Sweet, J. Westbrook, K. Fairchild and K. Schlapman 9. Can’t Go Back/ Natalie Hemby, Kate York and Rosi Golan 10. Self Made/ Natalie Hemby, Jedd Hughes, J. Westbrook and K. Fairchild 11. Night Owl/ Natalie Hemby, J. Westbrook, K. Fairchild, K. Schlapman and P. Sweet

Little Big Town Pontoon Video

The Music Video For Little Big Town’s Summer Single “Pontoon.” Little Big Town’s latest single is sure to be one of the summer’s biggest hits! “Pontoon“ has been making waves and gaining a lot of attention from country music fans and artists alike! Miranda Lambert recently tweeted “I have already listened to ‘Pontoon’ by @LBTmusic 30 times today.” The song definitely has a different sound to it that puts it out there as a summer single like no other currently on the charts. It is very easy to listen to and makes you want to do everything they sing about. Who else is ready to float with a drink that has blue mountains? ME! Watch the official video now and dream of the many lake days to come!