Grammy Award-winning vocal group Little Big Town continue their unprecedented year-long artist residency, “Little Big Town at the Mother Church,” from Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium with upcoming dates on May 19th and May 20th. Monument Records’ recording artist Caitlyn Smith and The Brummies have been added as opening acts, with Smith opening May 19th and The Brummies scheduled to open on May 20th.
The reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year first launched “Little Big Town at the Mother Church” with back-to-back, sold-out shows on February 24th and 25th, tied to the world-wide release of their seventh studio album, The Breaker. The residency’s opening weekend featured surprise guest appearances--an expected staple of future “Little Big Town at the Mother Church” dates—with on-stage performances from Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton (2/24) and Andra Day (2/25).
“Little Big Town at the Mother Church” marks the only time in the venue’s 125-year history to host a year-long artist residency. Announced dates include May 19 & 20, July 28, 29, 30, September 15 & 16, and November 27th. Tickets for the concerts will be $90.50, $60.50 and $50.50 and are available via The Ryman or Ticketmaster. Each ticket purchased to see Little Big Town at the Ryman includes one (1) physical album of Little Big Town’s new album, The Breaker, released February 24, 2017 on Capital Nashville. Visit www.littlebigtown.com/tour for more information.
Little Big Town continue to earn critical praise, with Forbes noting “The Breaker is perhaps Little Big Town’s best album yet…they’ve always been great, but they seem to get even better with time” and the LA Times declaring The Breaker an“excellent new album.” Reviewed as “a 21st century revival of Fleetwood Mac” (Goldderby), critics have identified the album as a sweet spot, with Paste noting The Breaker as “the band's wheelhouse…they sound great” and Entertainment Weekly raving “Little Big Town soar with new album…LBT's glistening harmonies beam.”
Caitlyn Smith is “the voice everyone in Nashville is talking about" (Southern Living).The Cannon Falls, Minnesota native has penned songs for Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Garth Brooks, and Lady Antebellum,as well as the No. 1 Hot AC hit from Meghan Trainor and John Legend, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You.” Following the release of her critically-acclaimed EP, Starfire, the singer/songwriter that Elle Magazine raved has “octave-defying vocals” has toured with everyone from Sheryl Crow to Eric Church and is now at work on her debut album on Monument Records, expected later this year.
After forming the duo John & Jacob and following the success of their co-penned No. 1 song “Done” recorded by The Band Perry, Alabama natives John Davidson and Jacob Bryant went on to form The Brummies along with Jake Thrasher and Trevor Davis. Since 2013, The Brummies have toured the world with The Band Perry, Kacey Musgraves, Sam Palladio, the Wild Feathers, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and performed at numerous festivals, including Bonnaroo, Stagecoach, Shaky Boots, Firefly and The Hangout Music Festival. The Brummies debut single, “Be My Girl,” was featured on the hit series “Nashville” and their independent self-titled (John & Jacob) album reached the Billboard Heatseekers Top 10 and iTunes Top10 charts with its release in 2014. Named as both a Red Bull Sound Select Arist and a MTV O Music Award nominee, The Brummies are currently in the studio, with music expected for release this year.