Little Big Town is one of our favorites here at New Music Weekly. This American country music group was founded in 1998 is, comprised the same four members since its founding: Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman (née Roads), Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook. Their musical style relies heavily on four-part vocal harmonies, with all four members alternating as lead vocalists. After a recording deal with the Mercury Nashville Records label which produced no singles or albums, Little Big Town released its self-titled debut on Monument Records in 2002. It produced two minor country chart singles before the group left the label. By 2005, the group had been signed to Equity Music Group, an independent record label owned by Clint Black. Their second album, The Road to Here, was released that year, and received a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). A Place to Land, their third album, was released via Equity, then re-released via Capitol Nashville after Equity closed in 2008. Five more albums have followed for Capitol: The Reason Why (2010), Tornado (2012), Pain Killer (2014), The Breaker (2017), and Nightfall (2020). All of their albums have accounted for 24 singles on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay, including the No. 1 singles “Pontoon”, “Girl Crush”, and “Better Man” along with the top 10 hits “Boondocks”, “Bring It On Home”, “Little White Church”, “Tornado”, and “Day Drinking”. They continue to be one of the best charted bands here at NMW.
Miranda Lambert has one of the best tracks currently at Country radio. Many of our programmers are singing the praises of her “Bluebird” (Vanner/RCA Nashville) single and that’s of no surprise to us. It’s just that good. Luke Bryan continues his winning ways. “What She Wants Tonight” (Capitol Nashville) is Luke at his very best […]
Camila Cabello continues to amaze and impress on a consistent basis. Not only does she put on one of the better performances, she’s taking the radio world by storm once again. “My Oh My” (Epic) is truly one of her best to date and we wish her well on this one although she really doesn’t […]
The Jonas Brothers could not be any hotter. Just coming off a very high-profile Grammy appearance, they were able to put the spotlight on their new single “What A Man Gotta Do” (Republic) and you could not ask for a better way to get this excellent single started. Halsey continues her winning ways and she is […]
Nashville-based artist, Z.SMITH released his 13-track album Scorched available on all streaming platforms. The album features past releases including Black Pen (ft Ryan Oakes) and Premonition. On March 20th, Z.SMITH will be celebrating the release of his album by headlining The End in Nashville with special guests Knox and Danny Pololoco. All proceeds will be going directly to Community Foundation Middle Tennesee to help with […]
Romeo Entertainment Group, one of America’s largest independent buyers of entertainment, began presenting the ‘Couch Concert Series’ Wednesday, March 18th in an effort to keep the music playing and to entertain those at home during times of social distancing. The concerts feature artists performing their latest songs and engaging with the audience through live stream […]