Little Big Town opens on John Mellencamp tour
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Little Big Town opens on John Mellencamp tour

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 – Little Big Town will join John Mellencamp as the opening act for his spring tour starting tomorrow in Evansville, Ind.

The Equity Music Group recording quartet will tour with Mellencamp through late April, and then continue their own tour through the summer, including several stadium dates with Kenny Chesney.

"We're really looking forward to playing these dates with John," said Little Big Town vocalist and guitarist Jimi Westbrook. "We all grew up listening to records like 'Scarecrow' and 'The Lonesome Jubilee.' He's such a great writer and storyteller. He's an awesome performer, too. It will be great for us to be able to see his show night after night."

Little Big Town's current CD, "The Road To Here," was recently certified gold by the RIAA for sales of more than 500,000 units. "Boondocks," the debut single from that album, was certified gold earlier this year for digital downloads in excess of 100,000. The group's current single is "Bring It On Home."


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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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