Little Big Town offers new single
Monday, August 20, 2007
– "I'm With the Band," the first single from Little Big Town's November album release, is going for adds this week.
The new (as yet untitled) CD was written primarily by group members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Roads and co-produced by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Little Big Town. It was written and recorded over the past year in Kirkpatrick's studio near Nashville.
"Wayne's studio is where we try to get away from all the outside influences, and focus solely on music," said Fairchild. "When it's just the four of us with Wayne, there is a natural thing that happens - it's a time to push each other and pull in new directions. We are always looking for special moments for the record and want it to be a complete experience for the listener from start to end. We aren't listening to all of the stuff that goes along with the business side of music. We're only listening to the ideas for songs, the melodies in our heads and trying to satisfy ourselves creatively."
"We wrote the new single, 'I'm With The Band,' about where we are right now in our lives and the love we have for making music for a living," explained Westbrook. "It was also inspired by watching the fans go on that same journey to share in the music. They go to great lengths to support the bands they love and we are grateful for them."
Little Big Town's second CD for the Equity Music Group will be in stores in November. The group previously recorded for Sony,but did not have any hits until going with Equity.
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