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“We write a lot of songs while we’re drinking wine – so it’s a tax write-off, maybe?”
Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild is explaining the origins of the band’s new Four Cellars wine club over a glass of chardonnay in a private back room at Nashville’s The Thompson hotel. In a few minutes, we’ll launch into a boozy, hilarious game of “Never Have I Ever” – but first, we talk shop.
Produced in partnership with the Browne Family Vineyards in Walla Walla, Washington, LBT is kicking off its Four Cellars collection (named for, you guessed it, the four members of the band) with a chardonnay and a red blend. In addition to being poured at select venues in Nashville – including The Ryman Auditorium, where the band currently holds residency – it’s also the “very sophisticated, but super easy to drink” anchor of a wine club experience.
“It’s been a long process because we didn’t want to just throw our name on a bottle of wine. We drink a lot of wine, so we do know good wine, I’m gonna confidently say that,” Fairchild says. “We did kind of an experience in a box, so with the first box shipment comes a vinyl of The Breaker, a beautiful gold corkscrew, a recipe from Kimberly [Schlapman, who hosts Kimberly’s Southern Cooking on The Cooking Channel] for your evening, a playlist from us of some of our favorite songs for the summer, and then two beautiful wines. All you have to do is add friends.”
With feel-good hits like “Day Drinking” and “Painkiller,” it’s no surprise that Fairchild, Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook draw inspiration from good times with good friends. As the Four Cellars roster expands, fans can expect to taste a sauvignon blanc, syrah, rosé, merlot, and, around the holiday season, a sparkling wine.
“We’ve taken a lot of pride in the process,” Fairchild says, with Sweet noting that they “started developing over the last year and a half.”
But don’t label them “wine snobs” just yet. Trust us, you’re gonna want to hear their drinking stories…
Gamely swapping tales for ET’s “Interviews Under the Influence” series, Little Big Town reveal which of their songs were written with a buzz (the answer might surprise you), how they were once kicked out of a casino with Blake Shelton and Zac Brown, and the only A-listers to have ever convinced Schlapman to take shots of tequila. Watch below for all the details!
The interview came just a few days after LBT’s powerhouse performance of “When Someone Stops Loving You” on the CMT Awards. Now, the band has announced that the song will officially serve as their next breakout single, marking the first Westbrook-led single since their massively successful breakthrough hit, “Boondocks.”
Source: ET Online
LBT won ‘Group Video of The Year’
Performing ‘When Someone Stops Loving You’
Hear the thought behind their new music video ‘Happy People’
Source: Nashville Country Club on YouTube
The Music video for ‘Happy People’ has been released, and you can check it out below.
Make sure to vote for LBT at the CMT Awards: http://www.cmt.com/cmt-music-awards/vote
— Little Big Town (@littlebigtown) 9. maj 2017
“Good Morning America” announced its 2017 Summer Concert Series lineup, featuring some of the hottest chart-topping music stars live from SummerStage in New York City’s Central Park for the eighth year.
LBT will perform on June 23 (#LittleBigTownOnGMA). The concert will be free and open to the public from 7a.m. to 9 a.m. ET.
Viewers interested in joining “GMA” in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd Street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6 a.m. when the park opens to the public.
The full lineup can be seen here.
LBT performed at the iHeartCountry Festival the other day and you can re-live it during the special TV broadcast on May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Audience via DIRECTV channel 239, DIRECTV NOW, or U-verse channel 1114.
— iHeartRadio (@iHeartRadio) 7. maj 2017
— iHeartCountry (@iHeartCountry) 7. maj 2017
Little Big Town held an industry-only event last night at the Grand Ole Opry House to announce the launch of their new merchandise line, Boondocks, which takes its moniker from the band’s 2005 Top 10 hit of the same name.
Opry Entertainment, together with Opry member group Little Big Town, took friends and family to the “boondocks” earlier this week to celebrate the debut of their exclusive artist-curated merchandise line.
The line, which features a collection inspired by lyrics in Little Big Town’s hit song, “Boondocks,” is part of a larger retail collaboration between Opry Entertainment and the CMA/ACM Vocal Group of the year. Three additional collections, each inspired by Little Big Town’s music, will be announced throughout the year.
“The relationship we have with Little Big Town is a special one that began over 15 years ago when they first appeared on the Opry stage,” said Opry Entertainment COO Michael Guth. “Opry Entertainment is uniquely positioned to help share their stories and deepen connections with their fans through the residency at the historic Ryman Auditorium, through our social and digital channels, and now through this exciting retail collection.”
As revealed in a special Opry House backstage launch party, the merchandise collection celebrates the southern living that inspired one of Little Big Town’s biggest hits. The members of Little Big Town –Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook–were on hand before their finale performance on Tuesday’s Grand Ole Opry to talk about the inspiration and personal stories behind the collection which includes apparel, leather goods, jewelry, and totes, among other items.
“There’s so much of where—as the song says—we all came from ingrained in each of these pieces,” said Fairchild. “We can’t wait to share it with our friends and fans and see what everyone thinks.”
“We’re excited about this collection and its companion collections coming later this year,” said Kim O’Dell, Opry Entertainment vice president, retail. “Little Big Town’s great style reaches beyond just the group’s music into fashion, home goods, and more. It has been an honor to develop a line that is so reflective of this group’s individual and collective passions. I know their fans across the globe are going to love having another way to share in the feel-good fun that is Little Big Town.”
The merchandise collection is exclusively available on Opry Entertainment websites and in Opry Entertainment retail stores in Nashville, TN.
The launch of the collection marks the latest of several recent milestones for Little Big Town. Earlier this year, their new album, The Breaker, debuted No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and No. 4 on the Billboard 200, marking the group’s fourth Top 10 project on the Billboard 200 chart. The album features their current hit at country radio, “Happy People” as well the two-week #1 single, “Better Man.” The group is also currently in the middle of its 2017 residency at Opry Entertainment’s lauded Ryman Auditorium, in celebration of the venue’s 125-year history. For more information on residency dates, visit www.LittleBigTown.com.