Little Big Town released their first album in 2002, but it wasn’t until 2005 with their second album, “The Road to Here”, that they reached their success. However, 2014 has been their pinnacle in terms fame and fortune. Their latest single “Day Drinking” has out-performed all their former releases and the vocal group keeps moving from strength to strength.
The “Pain Killer” tour was launched on the 8th of November in Youngstown, Ohio, and will continue until the 13th December in Rockford, Illinois. Thirteen cities are booked for the tour and they will be accompanied by Brett Eldredge and Brothers Osborne, who will handle the opening acts. Upon announcing the tour they also showcased the cover art for the new album which was released in late October. Fans will be glad to know that this time around they are selling special VIP packages for the tour, giving them more time with the band.
Among the surprises that graced Little Big Town over the year, one of the biggest happened at the Grand Ole Opry. This was the first place they played together as a group and for more than 10 years they have delivered great performances on that stage. However, on 3 October, after finishing a three-song set, Reba McEntire came from the side of the stage and asked the group if they would like to become part of the Grand Ole Opry group. According to the president and general manager, Pete Fisher, it was a long time coming. Over the years they have grown so much and their commitment to the organization has never been questioned. Their induction on 17 October was led by Little Jimmy Dickens and Vince Gill.
A couple of days later they gave one of their most memorable performances when they joined Jimmy Fallon the Tonight Show. With the house band, the Roots, they sang “Stay All Night” and everyone who saw it probably wished that Little Big Town could stay all night. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone Country, the group admitted that a big part of their edge comes from their producer, Jay Joyce. He pushes them to try things they wouldn’t ordinarily try and they have dubbed him the rock & roll guru.
A little later on the group got another big surprise in the form of a CMA award. After giving a show-stopping performance and participated in a very unconventional duet with pop star Ariana Grande, they received the vocal group of the year award. This was also the third time in a row they raked in this award.
The last single they dropped off the “Pain Killer” album is “Girl Crush”. Many are saying that it’s their best song ever. The band itself told fans that they should prepare themselves for something a little different and this is exactly what “Girl Crush” represents. It has been described as sexy and simple while other praise it for the original lyrics. The ability to create something new, especially when it seems like everything’s been done already, is no small feat.