TI - "I'M with the BAND!"

by Brenda Nelson October. 12, 2010 3951 views

The country vocal quartet Little Big Town began with Kimberly Roads and Karen Fairchild, two Georgia natives who joined Arkansan Jimi Westbrook, a friend of Fairchild's husband, joined them to make a trio, and the group was completed in 1998 by the addition of fellow Arkansanm, Phillip Sweet. From the outset, Little Big Town devoted its 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. Country music wasn't ready for a countrified version of the Fleetwood Mac sound!

But Monument finally issued the band's debut album, Little Big Town, in 2002. Although the debut produced several minor hits, Little Big Town didn't become a superstar act until 2005, when their next album yielded four Top 20 singles (including the ballad “Bring It on Home”) and earned the group its first platinum record.

By 2010, they are nominated for vocal group of the year, have numberous CMA awards, and their latest album debuted at #1! It's been a long “TI” for these talented artists. They travel with their spouses and children because they're on the road so much, they want to maintain their family units. Their “TI” hasn't been easy, but they've finally made it to the top!

Last night, they were in our town, so our “TI” to hear them was only a few miles.
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Last night in Memphis
Tonight in New Orleans
Sweet gypsy highway
Won’t you let me chase my dream

Lord I was born with a suitcase in my hand
Living in a life that few could understand
Sometimes it gets so confusing that I don’t know where I am
But I always know who I’m with…
I’m With The Band!

We had VIP passes to “Meet and Greet” singing group “Little Big Town”

One of the few times they were in the same shot - in the light!

Phillip Sweet grew up about an hour from us

Jimi and Karen are married to each other

Jimi Westbrook from Jacksonville, Arkansas has a really cool voice

Kimberly looks like a living Barbie doll - she rocks that head of blond curls!

Karen probably has the best voice in the group - and takes the lead on their current #1 song, “Little White Church”

Kimberly Schlappman - what more can I say????

Even though we had third row seats, people were standing in front of us the whole time taking their own phone photos! I tried to edit them out!

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Brian 10 years, 11 months ago

How cool to have a meet and greet!

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Davorka ČEoviä‡ 10 years, 11 months ago

I hope you have a really lovely time , but here is just one shining star, and it's- YOU, B.!!!

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Lucinda 10 years, 11 months ago

Looks like a lot of fun. Amazing that they have their families with them. How awesome.

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 10 years, 11 months ago

Wow, that must have bee a super night!!!

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Joe 10 years, 11 months ago

Thanks for sharing the photos and the info.

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Photosbydebbie 10 years, 11 months ago

Oh look at you, lucky gal! I'm going to see the Eagles on the 29th....can't wait. Hopefully I get some shots as good as these.

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Marsha 10 years, 11 months ago

Good times!!! Looks like a rockin' evening....and you got some great looks and shots!!!

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Thebronzebow 10 years, 11 months ago

Looks like a fun TI. :)

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Annette 10 years, 11 months ago

Awesome framing in number 3!

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Giancarlo Fosci 10 years, 11 months ago

I seem to hear the music

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jacki 10 years, 11 months ago

Looks like a great time! And you just gotta love that big country singer hair!

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 10 years, 11 months ago

I love the very elliptical reference to the TI.

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Art Bee 10 years, 11 months ago

Must have been a great time! Great set!

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jennye 10 years, 11 months ago

great set!

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Arie 10 years, 11 months ago

Nice...

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Andrea 10 years, 11 months ago

Lovely set!

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jendayee 10 years, 11 months ago

Thanks for having me discovering this group ! I guess you had a great time !

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Moira 10 years, 11 months ago

Good for the Ti band on the road right enough.

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 10 years, 11 months ago

These are great Brenda. Sounds like it was a fab gig!

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Gonia 10 years, 11 months ago

very nice pictures, I like both - in great light and in the dark too.it's not easy to make such pictures!

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Beth 10 years, 11 months ago

great job Brenda! I'll bet you were rockin' right along with them :)

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Ricardo 10 years, 11 months ago

such a lucky !
This is very Cool Brenda!
:)

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 10 years, 11 months ago

Wonderful set!!!!

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Agnes Felber 10 years, 11 months ago

Wow! This looks like a lot of fun! I like the light on #3 a lot!

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Mertxe 10 years, 11 months ago

very nice set

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