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!
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 All The Info On Kacey Musgraves Debut Album, Same Trailer Different Park. Kacey Musgraves has been setting not only the country music world, but music world in general, on fire with her debut single “Merry Go ‘Round” for months now. With all the excitement the song has generated, it is no wonder how excited everyone is to hear her full album. Fans don’t have to wait much longer. The release date for Same Trailer Different Park is set for Tuesday, March 19. Musgraves just wrapped a run with Little Big Town on their Tornado Tour and will soon be hitting the road with Kenny Chesney on his No Shoes Nation Tour. The track listing for Same Trailer Different Park is below, enjoy! Same Trailer Different Park Track Listing: 1. Silver Lining 2. My House 3. Merry Go ‘Round 4. Dandelion 5. Blowin’ Smoke 6. I Miss You 7. Step Off 8. Back On The Map 9. Keep It To Yourself 10. Stupid 11. Follow Your Arrow 12. It Is What It Is
First Round of Performers Confirmed for 2013 CMA Music Festival Line Up! The tickets have been all sale for over six months now, but the CMA Music Festival has just now started to trickle out the line up for 2013! So far confirmed for the 2013 CMA Fest line up we have Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Little Big Town. This concert event is one of THE most exciting for country music fans all year long, and with this four confirmed so far, we’re confident that the 2013 CMA Fest is on the track to be just as amazing if not better than the previous years! This year’s fest will take place June 6-9! Check back with us as the list of performers grow, and be sure to find us on Twitter and Faceook! Tell Us: Who else do you want to see on that list? Comment below! Carrie Underwood Talks CMA Fest.
Tate Stevens Rocks A Duet of “Pontoon” with Little Big Town on The X-Factor! In what might be my favorite moment in reality TV, the very talented X-Factor contestant Tate Stevens performed one of the hottest country songs of the year, “Pontoon“, with none of other than Little Big Town! Up until now, Stevens has done very, very well with each performance on the show, but this one is different. With this performance, I think we really see for the first time, Tate’s very real potential for star power. He totally owns the stage, is singing a duet with on of country’s favorite group’s, and he is singing really, really well. Kim of LBT is right, Stevens is truly doing country music proud, and win or lose, I can’t wait to see more from him! Watch: Tate Stevens Sing “Pontoon” with Little Big Town. The season premiere airs TONIGHT, be sure to tune in!!!
The Annual CMA Country Christmas Airs On ABC TONIGHT, Don’t Forget to Watch! In case you forgot, we’re here to remind you that the 2012 edition of the annual CMA Country Christmas special airs on ABC TONIGHT (Dec, 20th) from 8:00-11:00pm, ET! Hosted by Jennifer Nettles including awesome performances from some of our favorites like Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Martina McBride and more! Find the complete list of performers below, and be sure to tune in! CMA Country Christmas Preview: CMA Country Christmas Performers. Jennifer Nettles Keith Urban Martina McBride Little Big Town Dierks Bentley Lady Antebellum Scotty McCreery The Band Perry Colbie Caillet John Legend Katherine Jenkins
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!
Complete List of 2012 American Country Awards Winners. Tonight the 3rd Annual American Country Awards aired on FOX live from Las Vegas! This is a fan voted show, so it’s representative of which artists are most popular with country music fans, which sets it apart from other awards shows. See the complete list of winners below to which artists country fans love the most. 2012 American Country Awards Complete List of Winners. Artist of the Year Luke Bryan Artist of the Year: Male Luke Bryan Artist of the Year: Female Carrie Underwood Artist of the Year: Group Lady Antebellum Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist Jake Owen Artist of the Year: New Artist Lauren Alaina Album of the Year Luke Bryan, “tailgates & tanlines” Single of the Year: Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End” Single of the Year: Male Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End” Single of the Year: Female Miranda Lambert, “Over You” Single of the Year: Group Lady Antebellum, “We Owned The Night” Single of the Year: New Artist Hunter Hayes, “Wanted“ Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist Brantley Gilbert, “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do“ Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration Brad Paisley featuring Carrie Underwood, “Remind Me” Touring Artist of the Year Jason Aldean Music Video of the Year: Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night to End” Music Video: Male Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End” Music Video: Female Miranda Lambert “Over You“ Music Video: Group or Collaboration Little Big Town “Pontoon“ Music Video: New Artist Hunter Hayes “Wanted“ Song of the Year: Eric Church “Springsteen“ Check out the complete list of the 2012 Nominees. See highlights from the show!