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Monday, January 10, 2011

Little Big Town - The Road To Here

Welcome back B Siders. It's Monday, and it's Country music day. Another review courtesy of my favorite Country fan - JenInTosa. Can't say that I'd ever heard of Little Big Town before. The name doesn't register. Going through the album this morning, I don't think I've heard any songs in passing either. These guys formed in 1998 in a state that I'd like to think really represents Country music. I feel if you're from Alabama - you're country. There are no impostors when you're from the deep south. Half of the band met during their years at Samford University. Naturally, if you want to make it big - you move to Nashville. That still seems to be the gold standard when wanting to begin or revive your music career. From a personal standpoint, two of the band mates are married - and just recently had a baby together. The other ones are also married, and seem to have spouses that are successful in other industries in their own lives. Which I think can be kind of nice. If you're a musician and don't have to bring home the dollars, there is less pressure and you may be more likely to take musical risks. I decided to review this album as it is their best selling at 1x platinum. (It's their only album to chart) I feel like these guys really are what you'd think of with Country music. A throwback of sorts in addition to capturing a newer 'contemporary' sound too. They've got the upbeat tracks and then the slow ballads, and it seems to come together pretty well. Take a track like 'Boondocks'. It's got that classic country feel to it - but then lyrically and with the arrangement, it's got the newer style. Then 'Bones' sounds like it could easily be a Fleetwood Mac song. I enjoyed this. One of the better country albums I've picked up recently. Check it out!

1. Good As Gone
2. Boondocks
3. Bones
4. Bring It On Home
5. Wounded
6. Little More You, A
7. Live With Lonesome
8. Mean Steak
9. Looking For A Reason
10. Lost
11. Welcome To The Family
12. Fine With Me
13. Stay

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Stay
2. Bring It On Home
3. Boondocks

3.75 out of 5 stars


  1. If you enjoy this album check out their new album "The Reason Why" - it went number 1 on the billboard, also listen to "A Place to Land". This group really has it all - looks, talent, and great vocals. Love Little Big Town...!

  2. I'll have to put that on the list!

    Thanks for the comment Mr. or Ms. Anonymous!