LBT is in Australia right now, and stopped by ‘The Ray Hadley Morning Show’ to talk about their brand new album ‘The Breaker’ and their first trip to Australia.
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The first round of performers for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ has been announced and includes ACM Award nominees Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, and Maren Morris. Plus, the Backstreet Boys will make their debut appearance at Country Music’s Party of the Year®,performing with Florida Georgia Line for a must-see performance. The ACM Awards will broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
As previously announced, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to co-host the 52nd ACM Awards, which honors and showcases the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, and is produced for television by dick clark productions.
Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. For event updates, tickets and hotel information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com.
The official red carpet pre-show for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™ will live stream exclusively on Twitter on April 2, starting at 3pm PT/6pm ET. The pre-show will be available to logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices.
Sponsors and partners for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards include T-Mobile and Xfinity from Comcast.
The 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City is gearing up for Kids Night Out, an event to raise much-needed funds for club programs.
With the help of ‘Little Big Town’ (winners of two ACM awards, an Emmy and three CMA awards), the 21st annual Kids Night Out will help children in the metro.
The fundraiser includes a pre-party, dinner, silent & live auctions and, of course, Little Big Town. Proceeds from Kids Night Out will benefit the youth development programs offered by the Boys & Girls Clubs right here in the Greater Kansas City area.
Club members, children ages 5-18 will get to see Little Big Town and know they are performing for them and the programs they attend.
Kids Night Out 2017 with Little Big Town is April 7th at the Overland Park Convention Center. A cocktail reception begins at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner at 6:30 p.m. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Reserve your table or spot soon. Click here for sponsor and ticket information.
The CMA Foundation will honor 31 teachers from across the country at its 2017 CMA Music Teachers of Excellence, furthering its mission to support music education programs in Nashville and beyond.
Honorees will attend a celebratory dinner Wednesday, April 26 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, the home of CMA Music Festival’s Nightly Concerts. Five-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town will host the evening. The group’s Karen Fairchild serves on the CMA Foundation Board of Directors.
“The CMA Foundation is committed to filling the needs that face the music education space, and there is no more meaningful and efficient way to do that then to honor and equip top music educators on the front line of making a difference in children’s lives,” said Joe Galante, CMA Foundation Chairman.
Now in its second year, CMA Music Teachers of Excellence recognizes music educators who are making an impact through music in their classrooms and school communities. Twenty five educators were selected from Metro Nashville Public Schools, with six additional recipients from across the U.S. who were selected for the Give a Note Foundation’s Music In Our Schools Tour. These dedicated educators will each receive an individual grant from the CMA Foundation in recognition of their tireless work for their students and music programs.
The honors program was created in partnership with Metro Schools’ Music Makes Us initiative as a result of a study released in 2015 that focused on the needs and challenges of music educators in the district. Foundation funds are generated through CMA Music Festival ticket proceeds and presented on behalf of the artists who participate in the event for free.
Grammy Award-winning vocal group Little Big Town’s critically-acclaimed new album,The Breaker, recently 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. “Better Man,” the hit lead single from The Breaker, recently spent two-weeks topping the country airplay charts (Billboard, Mediabase) and is the group’s second two-week #1 at country radio. The reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year continue to make headlines with their historic, year-long artist residency at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium- the first ever artist residency in the venue’s 125-year history-with additional dates announced for May, July, September, and November. For more information on Little Big Town, visit www.littlebigtown.com.
Our take on crossover hitmakers’ eighth LP – 3 out of 5 stars
Shortly after 2014’s “Girl Crush” provided Little Big Town with their first taste of pop crossover stardom, the country group quietly released Wanderlust, a left-of-center Pharrell collaboration that drew from funk, R&B and dance music. Less than a year later, the vocal quartet is back with The Breaker, a back-to-basics country record that returns the spotlight to the group’s unmatched ability to transform subtle Nashville lyricism into major pop drama – this time with no small assist from songwriters like Taylor Swift and industry scribes like Lori McKenna and Natalie Hemby.
Produced by Jay Joyce, who helmed 2014’s Pain Killer, the group’s Fleetwood Mac power harmonies return front and center, forming the emotional backbone of tearjerkers like “When Someone Stops Loving You” and “Better Man,” the Hot Country chart-topping showcase for lead singer Karen Fairchild. Elsewhere, crisp drums, light acoustic instrumentation and subtle synths decorate understated highlights like “Happy People” and “Don’t Die Young, Don’t Get Old.”
One of Little Big Town’s greatest strengths has always been the ease in which their top-notch party records (“Pontoon,” “Day Drinking”) have coincided alongside heavier, adult-oriented ballads (“Your Side of the Bed,” “Shut Up Train”). The group strives to walk that line once again this time around, but The Breaker is the group’s first record since their rise to stardom in which downtempo, more contemplative material completely outweighs the muscular, radio fodder like “Night on Our Side” and “Drivin’ Around,” songs that feel too vague in their worry-free escapism to sound convincing. At the top of their game, Little Big Town are taking an unlikely path: respectable, mid-career album artist.
Source: Rolling Stone
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The band has already released the smash-hit “Better Man”, and has given their fans a chance to listen to other song’s of the album, like “Happy People”, “We Went to The Beach” and “When Someone Stops Loving You”. Catch a few of them down below.
1. “Happy People”
2. “Night On Our Side”
3. “Lost in California”
5. “Drivin’ Around”
6. “We Went To the Beach”
7. “Better Man”
9. “Don’t Die Young, Don’t Get Old”
10. “Beat Up Bible”
11. “When Someone Stops Loving You”
12. “The Breaker”
“When Someone Stops Loving You” (Audio)
“Happy People” (Audio)
Little Big Town is opening up about why they believe Taylor Swift will always be a Nashville songwriter at heart.
The 27-year-old “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” singer wrote the hit song “Better Man” for the country group.
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While Taylor has now broken records in the pop genre, Little Big Town insists she hasn’t completely parted with her country roots.
“She’s a Nashville songwriter,” Little Big Town‘s Karen Fairchild told USA Today. “When you write a song like “Better Man” top to bottom on your own with your acoustic guitar, that’s Nashville. She’s a storyteller. She loves country music. Her last record was more poppy but who knows? Taylor can do anything she wants to. And she will forever be a Nashville girl.”