Little Big Town will release their brand-new record, The Breaker, on Friday (February 24th). The collection, which features their now No. 1 single “Better Man,” was written and recorded during one of their busiest and most successful years to-date, so they weren’t able to write as many songs for it as they have for previous albums.
“We had an incredibly like creative year last year. I mean, we went from starting this record to making the Pharrell record, which was unexpected but such a joy and so creative in a different way than the records that we make with Jay [Joyce],” says LBT’s Karen Fairchild. “And so, we were writing, and then we were writing with Pharrell and then that ended up being a record. And then we were planning the tour and we went out on the road with Luke for 70 shows, and it just never stopped. And it was like all year long output, output, output of creative. And so yeah, the writing scenarios on the record might not look like they have on past records, but it was just the way it was going to happen. I mean, when you’re that busy it’s like the success also makes it difficult to like write all the time, because writing on the road is not the easiest thing in the world. You have a million distractions, and so there’s all kinds of things like getting focused. But we had also the blessing of having all of these incredible songs sent to us and they seemed to be piecing themselves together.”
The reigning ACM and CMA Vocal Group of the Year will begin their residency at the Ryman on Friday (February 24th). They’re expected to perform every song on their new album.
Little Big Town will perform on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (February 23rd).
4 tracks are already available with pre-orders of ‘The Breaker’ – ‘Better Man’, ‘Happy People’, ‘We Went To The Beach’ and ‘When Someone Stops Loving You’