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Little Big Town Enjoying Success As An Uncommon Country Group

10/10/2012

Little Big Town admit they're a little different as a country group. Band member Karen Fairchild tells Billboard.com that when they got together in the late 1990s, their group was "the only game in town with both girls and guys." She adds that they were also unlike their peers in that they "didn't want to pick one singer." Fairchild explains that not having a designated lead vocalist "worked" for The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, and The Eagles, so they saw no reason it couldn't be done with a country group. She adds that they "just stuck to our guns on that," and "eventually it worked" for them as well.

Little Big Town is currently seeing some of their greatest success with their latest album, "Tornado." The project has become the group's first multi-week number one disc, and they've scored their first chart-topping single with the hit "Pontoon." Fairchild admits the past several weeks have seemed "unreal" to them," and says they're "just having a ball." She says they've been thrilled to log top five hits over the years, but "to finally get that number one slot feels really good."

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