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Little Big Town to ‘Bring It On Home’ at State Fair

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on March 4, 2013 at 2:57 pm with No Comments »
March 4, 2013 2:57 pm

Little Big Town
Little Big Town
Long-time country hit makers Little Big Town are coming to the Washington State Fair in Puyallup on Sept. 9. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.

With hits like “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” and “Pontoon” the group received a Grammy Award on February 10 for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

image001Little Big Town will perform at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9. Tickets are $20, $30, $50 and $60 with reserved seating. They include Fair gate admission, unless noted. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday on the Fair website, www.thefair.com/concerts or by phone 888-559-3247, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Washington State Fair Box Office at 9th Avenue SW and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Here’s more from the announcement:

Little Big Town, who has charted 14 songs on the Billboard “Hot Country Songs” charts, was formed in 1998, and features the same original four members since its start, including Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet. They are known for focusing on four-part vocal harmonies, with all four members alternating as lead singers.

Little Big Town released their self-titled debut album in 2002. By 2005, The Road to Here was released, and was certified Platinum, producing two consecutive Top Ten singles on the country charts for songs “Boondocks” and “Bring It On Home.”

Singers Kimberly Roads and Karen Fairchild met at Samford University in 1987, and eventually moved from Alabama to Nashville. Jimi Westbrook, a friend of Fairchild’s husband, joined Roads and Fairchild in 1998. The trio rehearsed with Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney, who became part of the country pop group, Rascal Flatts. By 1999, Phillip Sweet was added as the fourth member of the group.

“Boondocks” was the second single on the group’s second album, The Road to Here in 2005. The album went on to be certified Platinum. “Bring It On Home” became Little Big Town’s first Top 5 hit on the Hot Country Songs chart, followed by “Good as Gone” and “A Little More You.” By 2007 they received the Academy of Country Music Awards for “Top New Duo/Vocal Group”.

In 2008 the band charted along with Sugarland and Jake Owen on a live cover of The Dream Academy’s “Life in a Northern Town.” That fall they opened for Carrie Underwood, then began their headliner tour the first four months of the following year. Little Big Town was nominated for “Vocal Group of the Year” for the fourth straight year at the 2009 CMA Awards.

“Little White Church” was the lead song for their fourth studio album, The Reason Why, released in 2010, and peaked at No. 6 on the country charts. The next year they won Country Music Association Awards for “Vocal Group of the Year” and “Single of the Year-‘Pontoon’.”

Tornado, the group’s fifth studio album, was released last September, and was certified Gold by RIAA three months later. “Pontoon” was the album’s single lead, and became their first No. 1 hit on the Hot Country Songs Chart. It also was Little Big Town’s highest showing on the “Hot 100,” and their first single to receive a Platinum certification.

The American Country Awards gave the band top honors in 2012 in the category of “Music Video of the Year: Group or Collaboration: ‘Pontoon’.” For more information, visit: www.LittleBigTown.com.

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