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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.   Little White Church
  6.   Boondocks
  7.   Tornado
  8.   Better Man
  9.   Your Side of the Bed
  10.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  11.   Sober
  12.   Good as Gone
  13.   Fine Line
  14.   Pain Killer
  15.   When Someone Stops Loving You
  16.   Bring It on Home
  17.   A Little More You
  18.   Good People
  19.   Kiss Goodbye
  20.   Quit Breaking Up with Me
  21.   Life in a Northern Town
  22.   Faster Gun
  23.   Turn the Lights On
  24.   Silver and Gold
  25.   Happy People
  26.   Stay
  27.   We Went to the Beach
  28.   You're Gonna Love Me
  29.   Leavin' in Your Eyes
  30.   Looking for a Reason
  31.   Live Forever
  32.   I'm with the Band
  33.   Shut Up Train
  34.   Bones
  35.   One Dance
  36.   A Place to Land
  37.   Welcome to the Family
  38.   Don't Die Young, Don't Get Old
  39.   C'mon
  40.   Wichita Lineman by Jimmy Webb
  41.   Lost
  42.   Good Lord Willing
  43.   Live with Lonesome
  44.   Lean Into It
  45.   Fine with Me
  46.   Stay All Night
  47.   Why, Oh Why
  48.   Tumble and Fall
  49.   Things You Don't Think About
  50.   The Reason Why
  51.   Novocaine
  52.   Drivin' Around
  53.   Skinny Dippin'
  54.   Save Your Sin
  55.   Runaway Train
  56.   Life Rolls On
  57.   All the Way Down
  58.   Everything Changes
  59.   The Breaker
  60.   Beat Up Bible
  61.   Rollin'
  62.   Free
  63.   The Boat
  64.   One of Those Days
  65.   Night Owl
  66.   Self Made
  67.   On Fire Tonight
  68.   Front Porch Thang
  69.   Pavement Ends
  70.   Go Tell It on the Mountain
  71.   Love Profound
  72.   Lonely Enough
  73.   To Know Love
  74.   Evangeline
  75.   That's Where I'll Be
  76.   We Go Together
  77.   Mean Streak
  78.   Wounded
  79.   From This Dream
  80.   A Thousand Years
  81.   Somewhere Far Away
  82.   Tryin'
  83.   Never Felt Love
  84.   Firebird Fly
  85.   Fury
  86.   Willpower
  87.   Can't Go Back
  88.   You Can't Have Everything
  89.   Rain On a Tin Roof
  90.   Miracle
  91.   Night on Our Side
  92.   Don't Waste My Time
  93.   Only What You Make of It
  94.   Still
  95.   Lost in California
  96.   All Over Again
  97.   Work
  98.   Vapor
  99.   Pontiac
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