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Little Big Town creates "Tornado"

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 – Little Big Town will release its fifth studio album, "Tornado," on Sept. 11.

The album was recorded in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce (Wallflowers/Eric Church/Cage The Elephant) and features hit single Pontoon among the 11 songs.

"I am so excited for people to hear this new record," said Jimi Westbrook. "We worked with Jay Joyce, and he really pushed us to be in the moment. There was such an amazing energy between all of us in the studio, and I think you can feel it."

Pontoon was released to radio in April and is currently Top 15 on Billboard's country radio chart. This has been Little Big Town's fasting rising single to date. The song is number 1 on the Soundscan Digital Country chart for the second week in a row and has sold more than 520,000 tracks in 8 weeks. The official music video has been viewed more than 1.7 million times.

Songs on the CD are:

1. Pavement Ends - Jason Saenz/Brent Cobb

2. Pontoon - Barry Dean/Natalie Hemby/Luke Laird

3. Sober - Liz Rose/Hillary Lindsey/Lori McKenna

4. Front Porch Thing - Chris Stapleton/Adam Hood

5. On Your Side Of The Bed - Lori McKenna/Karen Fairchild/Jimi Westbrook/Karen Schlapman/Philip Sweet

6. Leavin' In Your Eyes - Brett Warren/Brad Warren/Jay Joyce/J.Westbrook/K.Fairchild/K.Schlapman

7. Tornado - Natalie Hemby/Delta Made

8. On Fire Tonight - Luke Laird/P.Sweet/J.Westbrook/K.Fairchild/K.Schlapman

9. Can't Go Back - Natalie Hemby/Kate York/Rosi Golan

10. Self Made - Natalie Hemby/Jedd Hughes/J.Westbrook/K.Fairchild

11. Night Owl - Natalie Hemby/J.Westbrook/K.Fairchild/K.Schlapman/P.Sweet

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