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Little Big Town Earns Highest Album Debut Of Their Career As Tornado Sells 112,758 Units In Its First Week

September 19, 2012

Capitol Records Nashville’s Little Big Town tops the Billboard album charts as Tornado takes the No.1 spot on the Country chart and No. 2 on the Top 200 chart with 112,758 units sold in its first week.  Tornado, the fifth studio album from LBT, more than doubles the first week sales of their last album, The Reason Why, and is the highest-selling debut of their career to date.   This is the band’s second consecutive chart-topping album.  Additionally, the album’s Platinum-certified lead single “Pontoon,” spent two weeks at #1 on the country radio charts – another career first for the band.

Tornado has received rave reviews from critics and has been featured in publications such as USA Today, Billboard, The Associated Press, People Magazine, The Tennessean, Ladies Home Journal, Yahoo! Music, MSN, People Country, and more.  The band has been featured on the covers of Country Weekly and Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, and in the past week,  appeared onABC’s Good Morning America, CMT Unplugged, ABC’s “CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY’S NIGHT TO ROCK,” and during the premiere week of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. 

  The band will continue to make appearances in support of Tornado’s release including a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on September 26, where they will perform their newest single, “Tornado.” Little Big Town is also nominated for three awards at the upcoming 46th Annual CMA Awards – Vocal Group Of The Year, Single Of The Year for “Pontoon,” and Music Video Of The Year for “Pontoon.”  

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