Little Big Town Releasing New Single
Thursday, April 28 2005 @ 08:19 PM EDT
Contributed by: ACstaff
âWe feel like this song definitely communicates who we are and where we came from,â explained group member Karen Fairchild. âWeâve been together as a band for six and a half years, working, writing and defining our sound. âBoondocksâ is the culmination of that time, and a single we feel really proud of.â âThe response they are getting from the radio people has been great,â said Rick Baumgartner, VP of promotion for Equity. âEveryone really loves the feel of âBoondocks.â Their harmonies are incredible, something that only a real band that has gone through the kind of stuff they have gone through can accomplish. If you didnât know better, youâd swear they were relatedâthey have that kind of blood harmony.â
According to Baumgartner, âBoondocksâ is getting some good out of the box adds and comments. WIVK/Knoxvilleâs Mike Hammond said âafter seeing Little Big Town, they are big time...what harmony...it's an add." Noted Julie Stevens, KRTY/San Jose: "If you honestly need a quote from somebody else to tell you that this is one of the greatest country songs ever, you're in the wrong business."
Likewise, Ginny Rogers with WKLB/Boston says, âThis is IT...this is the single I've been waiting for from Little Big Town! Cool song with the best harmonies in the business."
In the past year LBT have recorded their debut CD for Equity, with Kirkpatrick at the helm, performed for the troops in Afghanistan, toured around the country, opening several dates for LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban, and Clint Black. Just this week, they performed for Frank Wycheckâs Special Olympics event. On June 22 they will perform at the Wildhorse in Nashville for the Second Harvest Food Bankâs fund raising event. And for the past month, they have been on the road, playing their new music for radio PDs and MDs.
LBT is Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Roads, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook. âBoondocksâ is the first single from their upcoming fall CD release.