Grammy Award-winning vocal group Little Big Town returned to the famed Ryman Auditorium for back-to-back sold-out performances on Friday and Saturday evening as part of their unprecedented year-long artist residency, “Little Big Town at the Mother Church.” The critically-acclaimed entertainers once again brought their pitch-perfect vocal stylings to the Mother Church with a set list that included songs from their recently released #1 Billboard Country, Top 10 Billboard 200 studio album, The Breaker (Capitol Records Nashville) and their impressive catalogue of hits. Opening acts included Monument Recording artist Caitlyn Smith (5/19) and The Brummies (5/20).
Now a hallmark of their time at the Ryman, each evening featured surprise special guests, with Tori Kelly and Alison Krauss joining the reigning ACM and CMA Vocal Group of The Year on stage Friday evening for several show-stopping moments. On Saturday, country superstars Luke Bryan and Lee Ann Womack also took to the stage, each earning a standing ovation. In one of the most personal moments of the night, band members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook surprised their children by bringing them out on stage to perform a song for the crowd. Additional show highlights included a performance of the multi-week, #1 hit “Better Man,” and Little Big Town’s current single at country radio, “Happy People,” which recently sparked an online movement with the song's heartfelt music video.
The night also included a preview of the band’s upcoming wine, “4” which was first announced earlier this year on CBS This Morning and will be available for consumers starting in June.
“Little Big Town at the Mother Church” is the only year-long artist residency in the 125 year old history of the Ryman. In a recent sit down with Sunday Today, Little Big Town recently sat down to speak with Willie Geist about what it means to them to be at the Ryman Auditorium and the band’s bond as a family.