Little Big Town splits from Equity, signs with Capitol Nashville
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Little Big Town splits from Equity, signs with Capitol Nashville

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 – Little Big Town bolted from Equity Music Group after two albums for Capitol Nashville. As part of the deal, the new deal, Capitol acquired the group's previous two albums for Equity.

Little Big Town did well with its Equity debut, selling 1.3 million units of "The Road To Here" and enjoying hits including "Boondocks." The follow-up disc, "A Place To Land" was released in November and had no hits. Capitol will assume the marketing and promotion of "A Place To Land" and will be releasing a new single to country radio immediately. Capitol did not say what the new single would be.

"We have admired Little Big Town, their unique blend of vocal harmonies, and their proclivity to write and record hit records for many years", said Mike Dungan, President and CEO of Capitol Records Nashville. "With their great live shows, and warm, approachable personalities, these four people have become engrained into the hearts and minds of country music fans everywhere. They are poised to explode, and we are ecstatic about the possibilities and humbled and honored to have been chosen to represent them and their music."

"We've been so impressed with the whole team at Capitol and the leadership of Mike Dungan that we felt like this was the right home for the band and our music," said Little Big Town's Phillip Sweet.

Equity Music Group General Manager and Interim President Derek Simon confirmed Wednesday that the label and Little Big Town agreed to part ways.

"It's always very difficult when relationships change," said Simon. "We're extremely proud of Little Big Town and all that they have achieved with Equity Music Group as their label partner. The last two and a half years are a testimony to what a band, their management and record label can achieve when they share total commitment, passion and artistic vision. I'm incredibly pleased with what our entire staff contributed to that equation. This is a special band and, as friends and fans, we want to see them continue a long career filled with artistic achievement and commercial success."

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CD review - Nightfall Little Big Town gets billed as a country music vocal group, but "Nightfall" plays out more like a four-headed singer-songwriter effort. Many of these songs hearken back to some of the best '70s introspective songwriter efforts. The album opens with "Next to You," which builds from a gentle meditation, into a full-on anthemic ode to the comfort and strength of fidelity. "Questions" interestingly finds an ex asking questions via song lyrics, which she can never ...
CD review - The Breaker Anyone who missed Little Big Town's remarkable 2012 Unplugged performance on CMT should seek it out online. When they sing their monster hit "Pontoon," four hypnotic voices combine to harmonic perfection with no studio tricks - pick from any of the microphones, and it works as the song's lead vocal. But now that the group has ascended to the upper rung of stardom, different challenges arise. How do you compete with yourself fresh from a Grammy for Best Country Song ...
CD review - Pain Killer For some, listening to Little Big Town will be an act of searching for something at least half as catchy as "Pontoon," yet without success. Whenever a group creates such a fantastically memorable single, the prospect of following it up successfully can be a bit of a handicap. With that said, though, "Pain Killer" is a pretty good pop-country album, as pop-country albums go. Although Little Big Town has never been known to be rockers, the rollicking "Save Your Sin" ...

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