Little Big Town Expects a ‘Feel-Good’ Show At People’s Choice Awards
The members of Little Big Town are excited to host the inaugural People’s Choice Country Awards this Thursday night (9/28).
LBT’s Jimi Westbrook told us, “I think what we’re looking forward to most in the People’s Choice Country Awards are bringing the party to Nashville, first of all. It’s the first ever of this. Coming to the Opry, bringing them to the historical home of country music and the performances. It’s always a fun night when we get everybody from the genre together and hang out and celebrate each other.”
Phillip Sweet says, “I don’t know what we can reveal other than it’s going to be a feel-good night. It’s going to feel like coming back home in a way. And I think people just need this kind of energy right now. Seeing the new and the fresh [artists] and also honoring Wynonna, honoring Toby Keith. Seeing how, at the Grand Ole Opry, all that history, you’re going to feel that energy and that’s what I’m excited about too.”
Little Big Town isn’t just hosting the show; the group is also nominated for Group/Duo of 2023.
The People’s Choice Country Awards will air on Thursday, September 28, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and Peacock.
Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce, Dan + Shay, HARDY, Jelly Roll, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Toby Keith, and Wynonna have all been announced to take the iconic Grand Ole Opry House stage to perform at the first-ever People’s Choice Country Awards.
As previously announced, NBC and Peacock will honor country legend Toby Keith with the Country Icon Award and performer Wynonna with the Country Champion Award this year.
As the first Country Champion Award recipient at the inaugural People’s Choice Country Awards, Wynonna will be celebrated for her decades-long career and efforts around philanthropy and activism. According to the show, “She has consistently used her public platform to create meaningful change and advocate for children, military veterans and their families, disaster relief, and more through her work with numerous organizations, including the Wounded Warrior Project and Habitat for Humanity.”