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Nov 10

Little Big Town Kicks Off Pain Killer Tour

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Little Big Town kicked off their Pain Miller Tour over the weekend in Youngstown, Ohio. The band will stop in 13 cities in support of their new album, Pain Killer. Brett Eldredge and Brothers Osborneare along on the tour as special guests.

“Brett Eldredge, he’s killing it right now, having some big hits,” Jimi Westbrook said. “We did some shows with him with Keith [Urban] a few months ago, and he’s got great charisma on stage. He’s a great entertainer, so we’re excited about that. I’ve been a fan of Brothers Osborne since, gosh, I think we did the label show back when Tornado was coming out, and we heard them play with just an acoustic guitar and were just blown away. They’re the real deal; super talented guys, and I think it’s gonna be a lot of fun out on the road.” Continue Reading

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Nov 5

Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and More Share Best CMA Awards Memories

1984 CMA Award for Best Female Vocalist: REba McEntire

Reba McEntire at the 1984 CMA Awards, after winning her first Best Female Vocalist of the Year award

The CMA Awards are billed as “Country Music’s Biggest Night.” Part of that moniker comes from the memorable moments on stage during the show. Country stars attend not only as nominees, but also as fans. The ladies of Little Big Town share their favorite memories from years gone by.

“Seeing Reba win Female Vocalist for the first time, Vince Gill performing for the first time and wondering who he was – voice of an angel,” Karen Fairchild said. “All these great moments of discovery for us, as fans of country music watching that show, and that’s still what it is for so many people.”

“I remember as a kid just really paying so much attention to the audience, those first few rows and who’s on there and who are they sitting with and what did they have on,” Kimberly Schlapman added. “It was so glamorous, so glamorous, especially back then. I don’t know if it comes off nearly as glamorous now, but back then it felt so much bigger than life.” Continue Reading

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Oct 18

Little Big Town Prepares to Release Pain Killer

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Little Big Town will release their highly anticipated new album, Pain Killer, on October 21. The band is proud of the project and hopes fans will love their new music as much as they do.

“I love this record so much,” Karen Fairchild said. “It is more than I could have ever hoped or dreamed. When we started, it was a painful process this time. I don’t know why…. it was a good process. It just wasn’t as easy as the other one.” Continue Reading

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Aug 26

Little Big Town Announces The Pain Killer Tour

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Photo courtesy of UMG Nashville.

Little Big Town will launch The Pain Killer Tour on November 8 in Youngstown, Ohio. The tour, which will feature Brett Eldredge and Brothers Osborne as special guests, will stop in 13 cities, wrapping on December 13 in Rockford, Illinois. The band will release their new album, Pain Killer, on October 21.

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“We are so excited to share Pain Killer and get on the road for this tour,” Karen Fairchild said. “Kimberly, Phillip, Jimi and I are thrilled to have such amazing openers in Brett and Brothers…we’re big fans.” Continue Reading

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Jul 22

Little Big Town Joins Team Blake Shelton on The Voice

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Little Big Town photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Little Big Town has joined team Blake. The band will join Blake Shelton’s team as advisers on the upcoming seventh season of The Voice. The group isn’t shy about admitting they begged Shelton to pick them.

“We begged and begged and cornered him!” Karen Fairchild told Access Hollywood. “It’s a huge honor,” Kimberly Schlapman added. “We love the show. We have always watched it.” Continue Reading

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Jul 16

Little Big Town to Release Pain Killer on October 21

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Little Big Town photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Little Big Town will release their new album, Pain Killer, on October 21. The project will include 13 new tracks, eight of which were co-written by the four members of the band.

“We knew the record was going to be called Pain Killer way on into the process because we love that song,” Karen Fairchild told Rolling Stone Country. “That song is really kind of tongue-in-cheek — ‘be the person that numbs my pain.’ We started talking about tying that thread through the whole record, to ease your pain. Don’t we want the whole record to do that for people, anyway? Whether it’s a sad moment, or a song that’s more thoughtful and has a lot more substance in the lyric, we want music to take us away. Pain Killer fits, that’s the common thread through all the songs.” Continue Reading

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Jul 14

‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock’ Airs August 5

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Little Big Town photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Did you make it to this year’s CMA Music Festival? Or, do you want to re-live the excitement all over again? CMA Country Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock airs August 5 at 8/7c on ABC, featuring performances from some of country’s biggest stars, as well as back stage access. Little Big Town will return to host the concert special.

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Nightly concerts featured country music stars Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, Brad Paisley and The Band Perry, among others. CMA Music Festival took place June 5-8 in downtown Nashville, with hundreds of hours of live music and countless opportunities for fans to get up close and personal with some of their favorite artists.

 

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Jul 2

Country Stars Define Patriotism

As the Fourth of July approaches, country stars are taking time to reflect on what it means to be patriotic. To them, being patriotic means show their support for our servicemen and women.

Kip Moore

Kip Moore photo by Stephen Shepherd, courtesy of UMG Nashville.

For Kip Moore, his family ties to the military help him stay humble. “I’m a very, very patriotic person, proud of the country that I live in, and I’m very proud of what those guys do for us each and every day, and I don’t take it for granted one bit,” he said. “My grandparents were in the military, fought wars, and I’ve seen the battle that they go through, just the horror of remembering things. When I start to think that I’m halfway tough, I realize how I’m not one bit when I talk to soldiers when I’m out, and realize the things that they go through. I can’t imagine facing what those guys face every day.”

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Dierks Bentley‘s patriotism is tied to both his support of our military and the country he sees from the windows of his bus. “I’m extremely patriotic,” he said. “I love this country, and I love the history of this country. I read books on this country. I spend my time on the road traveling physically throughout the country. The soldiers and their families are constantly on my mind. We work closely with the Wounded Warriors Project. We think about this stuff all the time.” Continue Reading

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Jun 16

Little Big Town Releases “Day Drinking”

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Little Big Town photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Little Big Town have released their new single, “Day Drinking,” to country radio. The track is the lead single from their upcoming album and is set to be a summer hit, much like their smash “Pontoon.” The day the band recorded the song in the studio is one to remember. “With ‘Day Drinking,’ we had a blast that day because we were drinking and writing songs,” Karen Fairchild told Billboard. “It’s like the tip of the iceberg on the record. It’s its own work. I don’t know how to describe it. It went differently in the studio than the last record did.” Continue Reading

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Jun 6

Chris Young Takes Over At No. 1 on Top 20

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Chris Young photo by Sheryl Nields, courtesy of Monarch Publicity.

Chris Young has taken over the top spot on Top 20 Country Countdown with “Who I Am With You,” knocking Miranda Lambert down to No. 2 with “Automatic” after she spent the last four weeks at No. 1. Danielle Bradery makes a big debut, coming in at No. 5 with her latest video, “American Young,” and Haley & Michaels moves up to No. 15 with “Just Another Love Song.”

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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land. This Week’s Chart:

  1. Chris Young – “Who I Am With You”
  2. Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
  3. Blake Shelton – “Doin’ What She Likes”
  4. Little Big Town – “Sober”
  5. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  6. Luke Bryan – “Play It Again”
  7. The Band Perry – “Chainsaw”
  8. Cassadee Pope – “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart”
  9. Hunter Hayes – “Invisible”
  10. Dierks Bentley – “Drunk On A Plane” Continue Reading

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