Little Big Town is a family affair. The group’s children have traveled with them since birth and the band wouldn’t have it any other way. As Mother’s Day approaches, Kimberly Schlapman and Karen Fairchild are reflecting on being mothers. For Kimberly, her daughter, Daisy Pearl, is a dream come true.
“Being a mother is a lifelong dream for me,” she said. “When I was a kid, that’s what I wanted to be is a mama. It took a long time. I wasn’t ever sure that I would be, but I am now, and it’s the greatest gift of my life. And as I’m a mother now, I see what my mother gave up and her sacrifices and her love and how she made us the most important thing in her life, and that’s what I strive to do for my little girl. It’s the most important job I have, and it’s the most responsibility that I have, and I try to live up to a great example that I had for my mother.”
For Karen, some of her favorite times as a mother come while eating a strange food combination with her and husband and fellow band member Jimi Westbrook’s little boy. “There isn’t anything that means more to me than sitting on the bench and eating a grilled cheese sandwich with this little guy who calls me ‘Mama’,” she said. “There isn’t anything better than that. He’s just a little miracle. I went from dreaming about him to eating grilled cheese sandwiches and ketchup with him, and I could never have dreamed this up – how good it could be, and it just gets better every day.”
Little Big Town is hard at work, putting the final touches on their next album, and will spend much of the summer on the road. Fans can catch Kimberly’s cooking show, Kimberly’s Simply Southern, right here on Great American Country on Mondays at 4/3c.