Grammy Award-winning vocal group Little Big Town ended their year-long residency, “LittleBig Town at the Mother Church,” from Nashville’s prominent Ryman Auditorium Monday evening. With more than 23,000 tickets sold, “Little Big Town at the Mother Church” is the only artist residency of its kind in the venue’s 125-year history. The final, sold out show featured a surprise performance by Gladys Knight, as well as performances from special guests Eric Paslay, Jamey Johnson and opening act Kelleigh Bannen.
Band members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman and Jimi Westbrook of the AMA, CMA, ACM, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning group took the stage for the final evening at The Ryman to play a 27-song set, including their current single, “When Someone Stops Loving You,” off their No. 1 album The Breaker. In addition, the band performed fan-favorite hits “Boondocks,” “Pontoon,” the multi-week No. 1 hit,“Better Man” and their Grammy-winning, 13-week No. 1 crossover hit, “Girl Crush.”
The group recently received two Grammy nominations for Best CountryDuo/Group Performance for “Better Man” and Best Country Album for The Breaker. “Better Man” also received a nomination for Country Song of the Year. Having “expanded their audience beyond Tennessee” (USA TODAY) as well as “the definition of country music from the inside” (Newsday), Little Big Town continue to earn critical praise as “a 21st century revival of Fleetwood Mac” (Goldderby) for their “excellentnew album” (Los Angeles Times) The Breaker, where “LBT’s glistening harmonies beam” (EntertainmentWeekly). Little Big Town can next be seen on their upcoming The Breakers Tour, launching in 2018 with opening acts Kacey Musgraves and Midland.
For more information on Little Big Town, visit www.littlebigtown.com.