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Little Big Town: calling all opening acts

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 – Little Big Town announced today that country musicians across the nation can register and compete to land a spot as the opening act on Little Big Town's upcoming A Place to Land tour.

The top four acts will perform at different stops on the tour during March. Once the bands are registered for the competition, the rest is up to the support of their fans. Regardless of their hometowns, fans across the nation can bolster their favorite acts' chances to make it to the big stage by using Eventful's Demand service.

The winning bands will join list of opening acts including Zac Brown Band, Ashton Shepard and Kate & Kacey.

Fans and musicians can log on to: http://eventful.com/littlebigtown to participate. Launched today, Feb. 27, on Eventful. The winning bands will be announced that date.

"In the past Little Big Town has had amazing opportunities as an opening act," states Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild. "We've had the honor of opening for John Mellencamp, George Strait, Martina McBride, Sugarland, Keith Urban and more. Because of our experiences, we wanted to find a way to give back to some bands that are just getting started in their careers. It's even more special because the fans get to choose. I can't wait to see who the fans select."

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
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