Little Big Town Channels Elton John With 'Rocket Man' Performance at the 2018 ACM Awards: Watch
Elton John may be going on a retirement tour, but his iconic songs aren't going anywhere. Released earlier this month, Restoration is a covers album featuring country takes on some of Elton's biggest hits, curated by his longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin. Little Big Town's take on "Rocket Man" is the opening track on the album, and at tonight's ACM Awards, the quartet brought it to life in front of the Las Vegas crowd.
Each member of Little Big Town -- Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook -- wore a different Elton-inspired outfit, each recalling one of his iconic looks. And together, their stunning vocal harmonies worked to make Elton proud.
Little Big Town is up for three awards at the 2018 ACMs: vocal group of the year, single record of the year, and album of the year.
Watch a clip of the performance above.