Little Big Town 's Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet have been together since , navigating the highs and lows of trying to make it in the country music industry. Although it was a long journey to become the Country Music Hall of Famers, Grand Ole Opry members and Grammy winners that they are today, they made it, amassing a discography of six records and several hit songs along the way. The group is unpredictable in their song choices, which can be easy-breezy fun or deeply moving with raw honesty -- but that's part of LBT's draw: They can pull off every type of tune with such ease, making them one of the top country groups today. If you've had a long, stressful, tension-filled day at work, this is the song to curl up to with a glass of red wine or a tumbler of whiskey.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Little Big Town has been making music together for almost two decades now, forming in At first, it looked like the group would never catch commercial flight, with contracts with both Mercury and Monument failing to yield any hits, but a move to Equity Music Group of which Clint Black was a partner helped them gain an audience for their sound in Then, when Capitol acquired their contract a couple of years later, it appeared that their career would hit the fast lane. In choosing ten of the best Little Big Town song performances, we chose nine of their biggest hit moments -- along with one album cut that is simply too good to ignore. Since their first release in , the group has had quite the history of including album cuts that are just as exquisitely written and produced as any of their singles. In , the group issued Tornado -- their finest collection to date, and the set closed out with this highly effective performance that the band wrote with Natalie Hemby.
Little Big Town songs are a mixed bag of lighthearted hangout soundtracks, heartfelt ballads and attitude-charged declarations -- but they're all decidedly 'Little Big Town. Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Sweet exchange roles as lead singers and provide seamless harmonies for one another, each contributing to the story the band tells through every song they perform. The group earned their first hit nearly a decade ago, and they show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. LBT's longevity is a testament to their talent and dedication. Though this song was made famous by a little band from across the pond called Coldplay, Little Big Town performed their own take on it at the CMT Music Builds benefit concert for those affected by the extreme weather in the south in The four voices blended seamlessly in the reverent arrangement with only two acoustic guitars for accompaniment, conveying genuine encouragement and support for the cause with the heartfelt song. This 3-minute-long ultimatum is the story of a woman finally putting her foot down. CMT made the performance into a music video, released in , and the unique collaboration even charted at No. The epic, almost African-choir-like chorus in the hit requires a host of skilled vocalists to do the song justice, and the trio of artists provided just that. Karen Fairchild starts the tune off with a solemn performance, beginning the story of a couple facing a distance that has grown between them, though they are still side by side.
Little Big Town is an American country music group. Founded in , the group has comprised the same four members since its founding: Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman formerly Roads , Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook. Their musical style relies heavily on four-part vocal harmonies, with all four members alternating as lead vocalists. After a recording deal with the Mercury Nashville Records label which produced no singles or albums, Little Big Town released its self-titled debut on Monument Records in It produced two minor country chart singles before the group left the label. By , the group had been signed to Equity Music Group , an independent record label owned by Clint Black. A Place to Land , their third album, was released via Equity, then re-released via Capitol Nashville after Equity closed in