Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman celebrates her 52nd birthday today (10/15), and she is celebrating by playing a show with her bandmates in Cherokee, North Carolina, tonight.
In honor of the big day, let’s take a look at eight of Little Big Town’s most important songs.
8 Little Big Town Songs That Made Country Music Better
This song was released in June 2014 as the lead single from their sixth studio album, ‘Pain Killer.’ Little Big Town debuted the song at the CMT Music Awards on June 4, 2014. It’s a crowd-pleaser at their shows.
This song features lead vocals from Karen Fairchild and uses a tornado as a metaphor for a woman's anger at her lover being unfaithful. CMA winner Natalie Hemby wrote the song with Delta Maid and said that the idea came when Maid asked if the area had frequent tornadoes. The music video was filmed in Watertown, Tennessee, and co-stars Johnathon Schaech as the object of the band's wrath.
An LBT classic that has stood the test of time. It became their first Top 10 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. The song was written by Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Roads, Phillip Sweet, Jimi Westbrook, and Wayne Kirkpatrick. In the song, all four of the group's members trade off lead and harmony vocals, with all four members singing in various combinations throughout.
The group’s breakout hit. This song became the group's first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of September 15, 2012. The song won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.
A touching song released in 2019 from the group’s “Nightfall” album about what to tell our daughters. The group debuted the song at the CMA Awards.
What a powerful song this is! It elevated the group to the next level with its words and story. This song won five music awards, including two Grammys (Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Country Song), reached number one on country radio, and ended up being the second-most played song of 2015 in country music.
Just a fun song whether you drink or not. Little Big Town performed the song on live TV for the first time on June 1, 2020, on the “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” The band also performed it at the CMT Music Awards on October 21, 2020, as the show's closing performance.
Written by Taylor Swift the song is a gem. "Better Man" was first performed live at the 50th CMA Awards on November 2, 2016. The song won Song of the Year and was nominated for Single of the Year, and Music Video of the Year at the 2017 CMA Awards. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and was nominated for Best Country Song at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.