Year in Music 2017

Little Big Town Performs 'Girl Crush' at the 2016 Grammys

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Kimberly Schlapman, Philip Sweet, Karen Fairchild, and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town speak onstage during the Grammy Pre-Telecast at The 58th Grammy Awards at Microsoft Theater on Feb. 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Little Big Town brought a healthy dose of country to the 2016 Grammy Awards Monday night with their show-stopping performance of "Girl Crush."

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The subversive hit may have ruffled a few feathers at country radio, but with a stint on the Hot 100 and an unexpected song of the year nomination, the single confirmed the group's hitmaker status.

Little Big Town's performance showcased the crossover potential of "Girl Crush" -- a pared-down, acoustic arrangement featured a full string orchestra in place of the band's usual plugged-in sound, showcasing Karen Fairchild's stellar voice as well as the group's signature harmonies. 

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