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Little Big Town goes platinum

Monday, March 12, 2007 – Little Big Town's "The Road To Here" was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of more than 1 million copies, it was disclosed Monday.

"This is a tremendous accomplishment for Little Big Town," said Equity Music Group president Mike Kraski. " We couldn't be more thrilled for them. Regardless of genre or record label, this reinforces the fact that they are an elite act. In fact, in another million units I'm recommending they change their name to Big Town."

The album came out in October 2005 and certified Gold in early 2006 for sales of 500,000 units. "Boondocks," the lead single, scored a Gold Digital Certification for more than 100,000 sold in digital downloads. The band also had 2 number 1 videos at CMT for "Boondocks" and "Bring It On Home," as well as Top 10 and Top 5 hits respectively for those songs.

In 2006, the band received their first ever Grammy nominations with a pair of nods, one for Best Country Album for "The Road To Here" and the other for Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal for "Boondocks." Also in 2006, Little Big Town received nominations from the Country Music Association (Vocal Group of the Year and Horizon), as well as the Academy of Country Music (Top New Vocal Duo or Group and Top Vocal Group) and the CMT Music Awards (Group/Duo Video of the Year).

Little Big Town toured with Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney and John Mellencamp and played on Mellencamp's new disc. The group also performed the song with Mellencamp at Game Two of the World Series in Detroit.

Little Big Town has started work on a new album for Equity, with a release date set for the Fall. The band will kick off a major tour of North America with Martina McBride in April.

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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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