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.