Little Big Town goes number one with fourth CD
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Little Big Town goes number one with fourth CD

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 – It took four albums, but Little Big Town has the number one country disc in the U.S. with "The Reason Why." The CD is fifth on the overall top 200 list on Billboard with 41,940 albums sold. This is the highest debuting album of the country band's career.

LBT takes over from Trace Adkins' "Cowboy's Back in Town." The charts will be out on Thursday.

LBT also is celebrating a 2010 CMA Awards nomination in the Vocal Group of the Year category - Little Big Town's eighth nomination and fifth in that category.

"This will be a week we never forget," says Karen Fairchild, "and we owe that to the incredible fans, country radio, and our new label Capitol Records."

"We are so blessed to have our album debut at the top of the charts, and to have news of this nomination in the same week is just amazing," adds Kimberly Schlapman.

The group, which consists of Phillip Sweet, Jimi Westbrook, Schlapman and Fairchild, co-produced "The Reason Why" alongside Wayne Kirkpatrick and co-wrote 8 of the 12 tracks.

The band will continue to make appearances in support of the new album with a performance at the New York State Fair on Sept. 2 before rejoining Sugarland on The Incredible Machine Tour on Sept. 3 at State College, Pa.'s Bryce Jordan Center.


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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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