Finding Its 'Place'

It will be hard for country quartet Little Big Town to follow up its strong breakthrough album, 2005's "The Road to Here," but some electric performances on "A Place To Land" should help the cause.

It will be hard for country quartet Little Big Town to follow up its strong breakthrough album, 2005's "The Road to Here," but some electric performances on "A Place To Land" should help the cause.

Released via Equity Music Group, the album touches on everything from classic rock to hard funk, dance tunes to introspective lullabies. The vocal group relies on this versatility to propel tracks like the recent single "I'm With the Band" (which continues to climb on the Hot Country Songs tally) up the charts.

Live performance has always been one of the band's strengths, and it has toured constantly. Currently out with Sugarland and Jake Owen on the CMT tour, Little Big Town has opened for Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney and Martina McBride, among others. Last year the band toured with John Mellencamp, who asked the members to sing backing vocals on eight songs on his album "Freedom's Road."

"The collaborations we've done in the last year definitely changed us," the band's Karen Fairchild says, citing its CMT "Crossroads" appearance with Lindsey Buckingham and the tour with Mellencamp. "They stretched us, and we want to do more of that."