You may be listening to the country group Little Big Town for the first time now but they’re been together since 1998. The four members — Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet – have been singing sweet harmonies and charting songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts for a while. So why are you hearing about them now?
The band is featured on Miranda Lambert’s 2014 album Platinum. They sing on a song called Smokin’ and Drinkin’. They followed that up with their lead single Day Drinking which became their highest-ever chart debut. The song is about “not wanting to wait until later or needing a reason to have some drinks.” It’s on their latest album, Pain Killer. This month they were invited by Reba McEntire to join the Grand Ole Opry and were inducted by Vince Gill. On October 30, they’ll be the musical guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.