COUNTRY STAR OF THE MONTH: LITTLE BIG TOWN
Written by Tony Schultz on February 1, 2021
Little Big Town formed in 1998 and have been a staple of country music since they hit it big in 2005 with their smash hit “Boondocks”. The group has had the same four members since its founding: Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook. LBT has always had a mix of three part harmonies which give them a unique sound among other country artists. By 2008 they were traveling with Carrie Underwood on tour. In 2010 they popped back up on the charts with the song “Little White Church” which was similar to the catchy “Boondocks” in that it was a fun song that most could relate to. In 2012 the song “Pontoon” hit that same vein with listeners and the group slowly gained traction as it also earned them a Grammy Award.
In 2014 things really got interesting. They released another sing along song in “Day Drinking” and followed that up with the single “Girl Crush”. The latter song got lots of talk as some saw it as inappropriate when in fact the song was about intense jealousy over the new woman in the ex-lover’s life. Some radio stations even refused to play it. Their next release was a special one as it was written by none other than Taylor Swift. The song “Better Man” rose up the charts and initially they hid who actually wrote the song for some time.
Most recently Little Big Town released “Over Drinking” which played moderately well on Country Radio, but their latest release seems to be destined to go to number 1 on the charts. “Wine, Beer, Whiskey” is the kind of fun song that gets the listeners singing along and throwing their arms around their friends in the bar to belt it out at the top of their lungs. The mariachi stylings and slow sexy styling of the chorus has an edge to it while the verses sing the name of some of your favorite adult beverages sitting on the back shelf of your local watering hole. You’ll get to sing along to your favorites this summer as Little Big Town will be performing at Ashley For The Arts in August.