Little Big Town is an American country music vocal group. Founded in 1998, the group has comprised the same four members since its inception: Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet. The quartet's musical style relies heavily on four-part vocal harmonies, with all four members alternating as lead singers. Westbrook and Sweet also play rhythm guitar.
After a recording deal with the Mercury Nashville Records label which produced no singles or albums, Little Big Town released their self-titled debut on Monument Records in 2002. It produced two singles "Don't Waste My Time" and "Everything Changes," which respectively reached #33 and #42 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
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. Certified platinum in the U.S., it produced consecutive Top Ten singles on the country charts in "Boondocks" and "Bring It On Home."
“A Place to Land,” their third album, was released in 2007. This album's first single, "I'm with the Band", was a Top 40 hit on the country charts. Shortly after its release, the group was transferred to Capitol Records Nashville, which acquired the rights to “A Place to Land” and released "Fine Line" and "Good Lord Willing" as its second and third singles, respectively. The latter song is new to the re-release.
Little Big Town released their fourth studio album, “The Reason Why,” on August 24, 2010 via Capitol Nashville. "Little White Church," which was released in March 2010 as the album's lead-off single, has since become a Top 10 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The album reached the top of the U.S. Country Albums chart and #5 on the billboard 200 chart, their strongest showing on both charts.
Little Big Town have charted twelve songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. This figure includes a Christmas single which was made available only as a download, and a live cover of "Life in a Northern Town" (along with Sugarland and Jake Owen) which charted in 2008 based on unsolicited airplay.