1. Here's What You Didn't See on TV From the 2017 CMT Music Awards

    June 08, 2017 12:05 AM EDT The 2017 CMT Music Awards brought together just about every notable name in the country music world and beyond on Wednesday night (June 7), from Little Big Town taking home the first award of the night to Lady Antebellum closing things out by teaming up with Earth, Wind & Fire . But while…

  2. Little Big Town, Nashville Royalty With an Outlaw Streak, Wants to Heal America

    April 06, 2017 8:09 AM EDT The members of Little Big Town — Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook, who have been married since 2006 -- choose to believe that, in Westbrook’s words, “music always unites.” “We have simple things we fall back on as a foundation of the band,” explains…

  3. Little Big Town Bring the Flower Power With 'Happy People' Performance at the 2017 ACM Awards

    April 02, 2017 9:12 PM EDT Hitmaking country quartet Little Big Town delivered one of the most memorable performances of the 2017 ACM Awards' first half on Sunday night (Apr. 2), strumming through a rollicking rendition of The Breaker single "Happy People." Playing against a colorful backdrop that was…

  4. New GM Sally Williams Considers The Grand Ole Opry's Synergistic Future

    March 16, 2017 2:21 PM EDT The Opry's realignment creates a mini-circuit around a landmark country radio show. When bluegrass act Dailey & Vincent was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry on Dec. 30 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Opry vice president/GM Pete Fisher oversaw the process. Sally Williams , the GM…

  5. Little Big Town's Best Vocal Harmonies: Six Videos That Prove Their Prowess

    March 12, 2017 1:15 PM EDT Last month, Little Big Town released its highly anticipated eighth album, The Breaker . Buoyed by the strength of Taylor Swift -penned lead single "Better Man," the album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 's Top Country Albums chart and No. 4 on the Billboard 200 .  The four-piece…

  6. Little Big Town Welcomes Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt, Andra Day to Ryman Residency Opener

    February 27, 2017 11:49 AM EST If you want to know where to find a superstar country act holding down a lengthy residency, you know where to go: Las Vegas. But someone had the crazy idea to book one of the genre’s leading lights for an extended stay in — of all places! — Nashville, so the vocal quartet Little Big Town have…

  7. Little Big Town Tops Country Airplay With Taylor Swift-Penned 'Better Man'

    February 22, 2017 12:05 PM EST Little Big Town scores its second No. 1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated March 4), as "Better Man," written by Taylor Swift , pushes 2-1 in its 18th week. It increases 8 percent to 40.8 million audience impressions in the tracking week ending Feb. 19, according to…

  8. Little Big Town: 'We Have to Show Acceptance to People of All Races, Religions, Colors'

    February 16, 2017 2:31 PM EST Little Big Town had hoped to dial things back in 2017 after years of hard touring. Instead, as new album The Breaker (Feb. 24, Capitol Nashville) precedes a yearlong residency at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium as well as a slew of domestic and international dates, the reigning Country Music…

  9. Chase Bryant Shares Introspective Cover of Little Big Town's Taylor Swift-Penned 'Better Man': Listen

    February 15, 2017 9:56 PM EST Singer-songwriter Chase Bryant put a new spin on Little Big Town ’s hit “Better Man” on Wednesday (Feb. 15), transforming it from a condemning accusation into a regretful, pensive perspective. In his cover of the track written by Taylor Swift , Bryant changed “you” to “I” in the lyrics,…

  10. Watch Demi Lovato, Tori Kelly & More Honor The Bee Gees With Killer Tribute

    February 12, 2017 10:41 PM EST The Grammys went disco for a moment Sunday night (Feb. 12), with a Bee Gees  tribute led by quite the powerful vocalists. Kicking off with the legendary group's biggest hit, "Stayin' Alive," Demi Lovato led a glitter-filled montage of some of the BeeGees best tunes. Tori…

  11. Little Big Town Cover 'Teenage Dream' to Introduce Katy Perry at the 2017 Grammys

    February 12, 2017 10:13 PM EST Little Big Town gave Katy Perry a special introduction before her Grammy performance with a little performance of their own. The country quartet welcomed the pop-star to the stage with a quick rendition of the chorus to Perry’s hit “Teenage Dream.”   Grammys Grammys Jenna Romaine Little Big…

  12. 13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Little Big Town Brings Taylor Swift Back to No. 1

    February 04, 2017 9:00 AM EST While Migos continue their No. 1 reign on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 11) for a third week with "Bad and Boujee" (featuring Lil Uzi Vert), John Mayer opens at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with his latest album The Search for Everything: Wave One , marking his eighth top 10 on…

  13. Chance the Rapper, Little Big Town, Sturgill Simpson Join Lineup of Grammy Performers

    February 02, 2017 10:08 AM EST The Grammy stage just got even more star-studded. Chance the Rapper , Little Big Town and Sturgill Simpson were just announced as performers for the Feb. 12 Grammy awards Thursday morning (Feb. 2), joining an already packed lineup that includes Adele, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd and Carrie…

  14. Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman Adopts a Baby

    January 12, 2017 3:22 PM EST Little Big Town 's Kimberly Schlapman has adopted a baby girl named Dolly. The 47-year-old country singer posted a picture Thursday (Jan. 12) on Instagram of Dolly Grace, who joined the family after a successful domestic adoption, according to the group's publicist. Schlapman and…

  15. Which CMA Awards 2016 Performance Are You Most Excited For? Vote!

    November 02, 2016 3:59 PM EDT The CMA Awards' golden anniversary on Wednesday night (Nov. 2) just got a little shinier with the addition of Queen Bey herself, Beyoncé , to the already-impressive list of performers. [readmore:7564577] With stars like Carrie Underwood , Elle King and Little Big Town set to take the…

  16. Real-World Issues Bring CMA Music Festival to a Somber Close

    June 15, 2016 3:07 PM EDT The Country Music Association’s annual soiree, the CMA Music Festival, started in its usual mode on June 9, with modern country filling the streets of downtown Nashville and plenty of tourists filling the bars on lower Broadway. But by the time the event ground to a close on June 12, fans and…

  17. Orlando Tragedies Put Security Top of Mind for Country Stars at CMA Fest

    June 15, 2016 9:49 AM EDT Luke Bryan summed up a sentiment likely shared by other country artists when he reacted to a pair of weekend tragedies in Orlando, Fla., by saying, “The American spirit is about not living in fear.” He was speaking to media backstage at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium on June 12, prior to his…

  18. From Artist to On-Air Talent: Dustin Lynch Having a Blast With DJ Gig

    May 25, 2016 10:13 AM EDT Thanks to a temporary gig as the midday host on KKGO (Go Country 105) Los Angeles, country star Dustin Lynch has a newfound appreciation for the work of real-life radio air personalities. “The toughest thing for me — because I’m not having a conversation with another person — is getting in…

  19. Justin Timberlake Shares Pic In The Studio With Little Big Town

    March 21, 2016 9:49 AM EDT Justin Timberlake shared a photo to Instagram over the weekend where he appears to be working with Little Big Town in the studio.  Justin Timberlake & Pharrell Reunite in the Studio Timberlake is joined by Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman. The photo is captioned, …

  20. Grammys 2016 Preview: The Inside Scoop on the Best Country Song and Country Album Nominees

    February 13, 2016 9:00 AM EST Best Country Album Montevallo Sam Hunt Label MCA Nashville Hunt may have confirmed the end of country's "hat act" era, eschewing not just Stetsons but also the ball caps of bro-country for his own suave style. That goes for his sound, too, with a romantic hip-hop influence that…

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