Little Big Town celebrates another week at No. 1 with smash hit “Better Man” topping both the Billboard and MediaBase country airplay charts. The two-week No. 1 serves as the lead single for the Platinum-selling, GRAMMY Award-winning group’s seventh studio album, The Breaker, released Friday, Feb. 24 on Capitol Records Nashville.
Produced by Jay Joyce, The Breaker is described as “nostalgic and soulful” by Rolling Stone and also recognized as one of magazine’s most highly-anticipated albums of 2017. The album has garnered critical acclaim with several reviews noting the band’s breakthrough award-winning harmonies and unparalleled versatility:
“Little Big Town Soars With New Album, ‘The Breaker’….LBT’s glistening harmonies beam” –Entertainment Weekly
New album is like ‘a 21st century revival of Fleetwood Mac’” –Goldderby
“Little Big Town are the best ambassadors to the outside world that the genre currently has.” -Billboard
“Expanding the definition of country music from the inside.” –Newsday
“Little Big Town’s uncommon flexibility — the ease with which the band moves between styles even as those closely braided voices keep its music rooted in a down-home Southern tradition…you get more of that from the group’s excellent new album, ‘The Breaker’” –Los Angeles Times
“The Breaker” is really the band’s wheelhouse… the group quickly settles into the tried and true, and they sound great doing it.” –Paste Magazine
“With two Grammys, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, eight Country Music Association Awards and three albums breaking the platinum sales barrier, they’ve expanded their audience beyond Tennessee.” –USA TODAY
“With The Breaker, the band forges one of the finest collections of their career and undoubtedly of 2017.” –AXS.com
Little Big Town, consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman and Jimi Westbrook, recently earned a 23rd career Academy of Country Music award nomination with a nod for Vocal Group of the Year and can next be seen on “Ellen” March 1 and “The Talk” March 14.
The reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year kicked off street week of the new studio project with performances on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (2/23) and the “TODAY Show” (2/24). They also launched “Little Big Town at the Mother Church,” a historic ten-show residency at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium, with two sold-out performances and surprise guests Andra Day, Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton over the weekend.
Fans can purchase The Breaker here.
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