Little Big Town to make Morgantown tour stop
Published: Friday, March 23, 2012
Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012 09:03
With a name that may perfectly describe Morgantown, Little Big Town is bringing their four-part harmonies and guitars to the Metropolitan Theatre April 26.
Since their self-titled album appeared in 2002, the band has had 12 singles appear on the country charts. They have had four top-10 country singles and four crossover hits appear on the Billboard Hot 100. You may be familiar with some of their biggest hits like 2010’s "Little White Church" or their twangy 2005 hit "Boondocks."
Three of their albums have been on the Billboard 200, with their most recent one, "The Reason Why" reaching No. 5. That album also reached number one on the Billboard Country charts. They have sold more than 1.5 million albums to date.
Little Big Town is comprised of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet. All four take turns as the lead vocalist with a variety of harmonies. Two male vocalists and two female ones keep the arrangements interesting, with the band sounding more like Fleetwood Mac at times than most contemporary country artists.
A staple of the Nashville scene, the band has been nominated for four Grammys, nine CMA awards and eight ACM awards. At the end of February, they stated they are in the process of recording new songs for an album to be released at the end of the year.
The historic Metropolitan Theatre is a fitting venue for the band’s various acoustic guitars and banjos. Local non-profit group, the West Virginia Public Theatre, is hosting the band at the Met.
Tickets can be purchased at wvpublictheatre.org or by calling their box office at (304) 291-4122. Standing room tickets start at $27 and range up to $57 for orchestra box seats.