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Little Big Town w/ Kacey Musgraves Midland
Starting: 06:30 PM
Hot on the heels of their wildly successful album Tornado, Little Big Towns prescription for continued success and creative drive is in their sixth album, Pain Killer. The two years since Tornados release have proven to be the most formative and motivational for the inspired family of artists, together since 1998. In the short time since Tornado, Little Big Town earned two number one radio hits with Tornado and Pontoon, a Grammy, two ACM and three CMA awards and an Emmy. They also found time to headline a sold-out tour, join Keith Urban across North America and host the CMA Music Festival: Countrys Night to Rock twice. These hard-earned accolades and new opportunities provided a steady dose of inspiration at every turn, leading them to a fresh and very intentional approach to their latest studio album. They co-wrote most of Tornados songs as a group and knocked out production in a matter of weeks, whereas the road to Pain Killer was significantly longer in the making, and much more calculated. LBT intentionally began writing and curating their songs early in their tour for Tornado in May 2013. They followed the creative energy wherever it flowed by splitting into different writing combinations. We decided not to lock ourselves into writing as a group. We wanted a more relaxed and free approach, says Karen Fairchild. There was no pressure to write as certain groups at certain times. We followed the inspiration instead of forcing it. I dont know that we would have written Tumble and Fall if the boys had been in the room, she continues. The writing process on that song was very therapeutic for all of us girls. Just as Faster Gun is a guys song, it probably wouldnt have turned out the same way had the girls been in the room. New voices, including Ryan Tyndell, Blair Daly, Jeremy Spillman and Shane McAnally, joined long-term LBT collaborators, such as Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose, Lori McKenna, Jedd Hughes and Natalie Hemby.