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Little Big Town goes platinum

Monday, March 12, 2007 – Little Big Town's "The Road To Here" was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of more than 1 million copies, it was disclosed Monday.

"This is a tremendous accomplishment for Little Big Town," said Equity Music Group president Mike Kraski. " We couldn't be more thrilled for them. Regardless of genre or record label, this reinforces the fact that they are an elite act. In fact, in another million units I'm recommending they change their name to Big Town."

The album came out in October 2005 and certified Gold in early 2006 for sales of 500,000 units. "Boondocks," the lead single, scored a Gold Digital Certification for more than 100,000 sold in digital downloads. The band also had 2 number 1 videos at CMT for "Boondocks" and "Bring It On Home," as well as Top 10 and Top 5 hits respectively for those songs.

In 2006, the band received their first ever Grammy nominations with a pair of nods, one for Best Country Album for "The Road To Here" and the other for Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal for "Boondocks." Also in 2006, Little Big Town received nominations from the Country Music Association (Vocal Group of the Year and Horizon), as well as the Academy of Country Music (Top New Vocal Duo or Group and Top Vocal Group) and the CMT Music Awards (Group/Duo Video of the Year).

Little Big Town toured with Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney and John Mellencamp and played on Mellencamp's new disc. The group also performed the song with Mellencamp at Game Two of the World Series in Detroit.

Little Big Town has started work on a new album for Equity, with a release date set for the Fall. The band will kick off a major tour of North America with Martina McBride in April.

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The Breaker CD review - The Breaker
Anyone who missed Little Big Town's remarkable 2012 Unplugged performance on CMT should seek it out online. When they sing their monster hit "Pontoon," four hypnotic voices combine to harmonic perfection with no studio tricks - pick from any of the microphones, and it works as the song's lead vocal. But now that the group has ascended to the upper rung of stardom, different challenges arise. How do you compete with yourself fresh from a Grammy for Best Country Song »»»
Pain Killer CD review - Pain Killer
For some, listening to Little Big Town will be an act of searching for something at least half as catchy as "Pontoon," yet without success. Whenever a group creates such a fantastically memorable single, the prospect of following it up successfully can be a bit of a handicap. With that said, though, "Pain Killer" is a pretty good pop-country album, as pop-country albums go. Although Little Big Town has never been known to be rockers, the rollicking "Save Your Sin" »»»
Tornado CD review - Tornado
When the chorus to Leavin' in Your Eyes kicks in with some lovely layered vocals, it's tempting to compare Little Big Town to Fleetwood Mac. After better sense kicks in, though, it's more reasonable to categorize LBT as Fleetwood Mac-lite, at best. All that '70s cocaine and infidelity made Fleetwood Mac so much darker than anything modern day Nashville could ever produce. To its credit, though, Fleetwood Mac could never produce anything nearly as catchy as Pontoon, easily the »»»
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. »»»
Concert Review: Womack planned a good night – Lee Ann Womack pretty much summed up where she's at these days in concluding her show with Don Williams "Lord I Hope This Day Is Good." The ever-strong voiced country traditionalist sang, "I don't need fortune and I don't need fame" with the concluding line of the stanza asking the Man upstairs to "plan a good day for me.... »»»
Concert Review: Cantrell continues to satisfy – Laura Cantrell may never be a country star. Not at this stage of her career when she's 50, touring here and there and releasing new music every few years or so. But five albums in, Cantrell continues as a warm, enjoyable and worthy purveyor of her brand of country. That would mean going towards a more traditional side, not rushing the songs... »»»
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