A year after country group Little Big Town released its third album, "A Place to Land," via Nashville-based independent Equity Music Group, it will be rereleased—with four additional cuts and new artwork—Oct. 14 on Capitol Nashville.

"To be able to go out into the marketplace, certainly to go to retail, we couldn't say, 'Here's a record that you've had out for a while. Now we're going to put our name on it,' " Capitol Nashville president/CEO Mike Dungan says.

Instead, the album, which sold 165,000 the first time out, will be treated "like a brand-new record," Dungan says.

Little Big Town came to Equity after a short-lived deal with Mercury Nashville and an unsuccessful release on Sony Nashville's Monument imprint. "The Road to Here," released in 2005, became the band's and the label's first success, selling 1.2 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and spawning two top 10 country airplay hits, "Boondocks" and "Bring It On Home."

But two weeks after the Nov. 7, 2007, release of its third record, Equity, which was founded by country star Clint Black, among others, announced that it...

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