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Country vocal quartet Little Big Town began with Kimberly Roads and Karen Fairchild, two Georgia natives who began singing together in college. Arkansas-born and Alabama-raised Jimi Westbrook, a friend of Fairchild's husband, joined them to make a trio, and the group was completed by the addition of Arkansan Phil Sweet in 1998. From the outset, Little Big Town devoted their sound to harmony and multiple lead vocals, a combination that made the band a hard sell at first. They finally landed a deal at Mercury Records, but it fell through due to disagreements about musical direction. In the wake of the success of the Dixie Chicks, however, Little Big Town suddenly seemed a more likely commercial proposition, and they were taken up by the Dixie Chicks' label, Monument Records, in 2000. Recording sessions lasted longer than usual for a country release, but Monument finally issued the band's debut single, "Don't Waste My Time," in the winter of 2002. The song was on its way up the charts when its accompanying album, Little Big Town, arrived in May. Although the debut produced several minor hits, Little Big Town didn't become a superstar act until 2005, when The Road to Here yielded four Top 20 singles (including the ballad "Bring It on Home") and earned the group its first platinum record. A Place to Land followed in 2007 and netted three singles, none of which made it into the Top 30, but the band's profile continued to grow due to incessant touring and supporting acts from Sugarland to Carrie Underwood. Fairchild also guested with John Mellencamp on his album Life Death Love and Freedom. In May of 2010 "Little White Church" appeared as a single that peaked at number 14 on the Billboard country chart; in August of that year, Little Big Town's fourth studio album, The Reason Why, was released by Capitol. The band returned in 2012 with the single "Pontoon," which wound up topping Billboard's country chart. The band's fifth full-length album, Tornado, followed in September 2012. It was their first release to be produced by ex-In Pursuit member Jay Joyce, and it became their highest-placed album on the Billboard 200 up to that point, reaching number two. Joyce was retained for their next album's sessions and the resulting record, Pain Killer, appeared in October 2014, preceded by the single "Day Drinking." That single went to four on Billboard's Hot Country chart but it was soon overshadowed by the ballad "Girl Crush," which topped the Hot Country chart and crossed over into the pop Top 20 on its way toward winning two Grammy Awards in 2015. Little Big Town capitalized on this crossover by collaborating with Pharrell Williams for Wanderlust, a brief album that appeared upon short notice in June 2016. Little Big Town returned to country in early 2017 with The Breaker, an album that was preceded by the Taylor Swift-written single "Better Man." ~ William Ruhlmann
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  2.   Pontoon
  3.   Day Drinking
  4.   Girl Crush
  5.   Boondocks
  6.   Little White Church
  7.   Better Man
  8.   Tornado
  9.   Your Side of the Bed
  10.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  11.   Sober
  12.   Good as Gone
  13.   Fine Line
  14.   Bring It on Home
  15.   When Someone Stops Loving You
  16.   A Little More You
  17.   Good People
  18.   Kiss Goodbye
  19.   Pain Killer
  20.   Quit Breaking Up with Me
  21.   Life in a Northern Town
  22.   Turn the Lights On
  23.   Faster Gun
  24.   Silver and Gold
  25.   Stay
  26.   We Went to the Beach
  27.   Leavin' in Your Eyes
  28.   You're Gonna Love Me
  29.   Rocket Man
  30.   Live Forever
  31.   Looking for a Reason
  32.   I'm with the Band
  33.   Happy People
  34.   A Place to Land
  35.   Don't Die Young, Don't Get Old
  36.   Shut Up Train
  37.   Bones
  38.   One Dance
  39.   C'mon
  40.   Welcome to the Family
  41.   Good Lord Willing
  42.   Live with Lonesome
  43.   Lost
  44.   Wichita Lineman by Jimmy Webb
  45.   Why, Oh Why
  46.   Fine with Me
  47.   Tumble and Fall
  48.   Lean Into It
  49.   The Reason Why
  50.   Stay All Night
  51.   Things You Don't Think About
  52.   Free
  53.   You Can't Have Everything
  54.   Save Your Sin
  55.   All Over Again
  56.   Self Made
  57.   Can't Go Back
  58.   Front Porch Thang
  59.   Life Rolls On
  60.   Pavement Ends
  61.   Pontiac
  62.   The Breaker
  63.   Beat Up Bible
  64.   Lost in California
  65.   Night on Our Side
  66.   The Boat
  67.   Skinny Dippin'
  68.   On Fire Tonight
  69.   Rain On a Tin Roof
  70.   Firebird Fly
  71.   Only What You Make of It
  72.   Vapor
  73.   Evangeline
  74.   That's Where I'll Be
  75.   We Go Together
  76.   Never Felt Love
  77.   Still
  78.   Don't Waste My Time
  79.   Everything Changes
  80.   Drivin' Around
  81.   All the Way Down
  82.   Tryin'
  83.   Rollin'
  84.   Work
  85.   Night Owl
  86.   Love Profound
  87.   Lonely Enough
  88.   Novocaine
  89.   From This Dream
  90.   Somewhere Far Away
  91.   A Thousand Years
  92.   Willpower
  93.   One of Those Days
  94.   Fury
  95.   Go Tell It on the Mountain
  96.   Miracle
  97.   Wounded
  98.   Runaway Train
  99.   To Know Love
  100.   Mean Streak
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