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Little Big Town launches headlining tour

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 – Little Big Town is mounting a headlining tour in 2009. The quartet's A Place to Land Tour kicks off Jan. 24 at Freebird Live in Jacksonville, Fla. and continue from coast to coast through out the year.

Atlanta-based Zac Brown Band will open the majority of dates with Alabama native Ashton Shepherd, newcomer Jonathan Singleton & The Grove (Singleton wrote Watching Airplanes, the Gary Allan hit, and Kate & Kacey will be the opening acts on various shows.

Tonight at 8, the band will perform acoustically and answer fan questions during a video chat. Each fan club member who participates will receive a Free MP3 of "Go Tell It On The Mountain." The website is the only place to get Little Big Town's version of the classic Christmas carol. LBT hits New York this week to perform on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (Thursday, Dec. 18) and to sit down with Better TV (airing Jan. 2.)

Little Big Town's sophomore CD, "A Place to Land," was re-released on Capitol Records Nashville Oct. 14 with 4 new tracks including the Grammy-nominated hit collaboration with Sugarland and Jake Owen, Life in a Northern Town. The disc had been released previously on Equity Music Group, but LBT split with the label.

Tour dates are:
Jan. 24 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
Jan. 29 Montgomery, AL Montgomery PAC
Jan. 30 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
Jan. 31 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Feb. 4 Washington, DC 930 Club
Feb. 5 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre
Feb. 6 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Feb. 7 Vinton, LA Delta Downs Casino
Feb. 13 Denver, CO Grizzly Rose
Feb. 14 Cheyenne, WY Outlaw Saloon
Feb. 17 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Feb. 18 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
Feb. 19 Snoqualmie, WA Snoqualmie Casino
Feb. 21 Oroville, CA Gold Country Casino
Feb. 24 Friant, CA Table Mountain Casino
Feb. 26 Santa Ynez, CA Chumash Casino
Feb. 27 Valley Center, CA Harrah's Rincon Open Sky Theater
Feb. 28 Las Vegas, NV Sam's Town
March 7 Chicago, IL Joe's on Weed Street
March 8 Green Bay, WI Meyer Theater
March 12 St. Charles, MO Ameristar Casino
March 14 Davenport, IA Alder Theater
March 15 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theater
March 18 Adrian, MI Adrian College
March 19 Milwaukee, WI Northern Lights Theatre
March 20 Wausau, WI Grand Theatre
March 21 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino
March 27 Norman, OK Riverwind Casino
March 28 Durant, OK Events Center
March 29 Tulsa, OK Johnston Theatre at Mabee Ctr
April 2 Florence, AZ Country Thunder USA
April 3 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
April 25 Indio, CA Stagecoach Festival - Indio Field
May 2 Midland, TX Horseshoe Arena
May 16 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
May 17 Chesapeake, VA Chesapeake City Park
May 18 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre
June 6 Hot Springs, AR Timberwood Amphitheater at Magic Springs Theme Park
June 13 Gadsden, AL Riverfest Festival
June 18 Walker, MN Moondance's Jammin Country Fest
June 19 Somerset, WI Floatrite Amphitheatre
July 9 Ft. Loramie, OH Hickory Hills
July 11 Beaufort, SC Beaufort Waterfront Park
July 17 Atchison, KS Amelia Earhart Fest
July 18 Gypsum, CO Gypsum Ampitheatre
July 22 Helena, MT Last Change Stampede
July 25 Evanston, WY Uinta County Fair
July 31 Philadelphia, MS Nesoba County Fair
Aug. 2 Columbus, OH OH State Fair
Aug. 8 Bowling Green, OH Wood County Fairgrounds
Sept. 25 Ocean City, MD Inlet Beach
Sept. 9/26 W. Springfield, MA Eastern States Expo
Oct. 3 Yuma, AZ Yuma County Fairgrounds

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
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