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Little Big Town: The Breakers Tour

  • Date: February 16, 2018
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Address:
    6920 North Mannheim Road
    Rosemont, IL 60018
  • Cost: From $30.00 to $359.00

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The country vocal quartet Little Big Town began with Kimberly Roads and Karen Fairchild, who began singing together at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. Fairchild moved to Nashville in 1994 to work for a booking agent on Music Row. Roads moved a year later. After they reunited, they invited Jimi Westbrook (a friend of Fairchild's) to sing with them and accompany them on guitar. He moved to Nashville in 1998. Through one of Fairchild's co-writers, they met another singer-guitarist, Phillip Sweet, who solidified the quartet in 1998.

The quartet found a supporter in the CAA booking agency, which helped them secure a contract with Mercury Records. They made their public debut on the Grand Ole Opry in 1999. However, the Mercury deal fell apart although they had landed publishing deals to sustain them. In time, they signed to Sony's Monument Records, but the label dropped them after the release of the group's 2002 album.

In their personal lives, Westbrook's father died. Sweet and Fairchild both divorced, and Roads' husband Steven died unexpectedly of a heart attack. (A lawyer, he had assisted with many of the quartet's legal contracts.) The group did not disband, but Westbrook, Sweet and Fairchild all returned to day jobs.

However, songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick offered to pay for a new recording. They agreed. Top musicians such as Gordon Kennedy (guitar), Jimmy Lee Sloas (bass), Mountain Heart's Adam Steffey (mandolin), Union Station's Jerry Douglas (Dobro) and Ron Block (banjo) pitched in. Equity Records (co-owned by Clint Black) released their second album in 2005, The Road to Here, which included the hit "Boondocks." The following year, the album was certified gold.

Westbrook and Fairchild married in 2006. The ensemble also received their first CMA nominations that year, for Horizon Award and vocal group. After releasing their third album, titled The Road to Here, on Equity, they moved to Capitol Nashville, which reissued the album in late 2008 with bonus tracks. They embarked on their first headlining tour in 2009.

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Singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves, 26, released her Grammy-winning debut album "Same Trailer Different Park" in March of 2013 -co-produced by Kacey, Shane McAnally and Luke Laird. It was certified gold in August 2014 for selling over 500,000 copies. Musgraves' single "Follow Your Arrow" was also certified gold, while "Merry Go Round" was certified platinum.

A Texas native, Kacey began singing publicly at 8 and wrote her first song at age 9. To date, that talent has produced cuts for multi-platinum artists such as Martina McBride and Miranda Lambert. Miranda's album "Four the Record" includes Kacey's co-written track "Mama's Broken Heart" which Rolling Stone Magazine ranked #26 in their "50 Best Singles of 2011" list.

Kacey's musical influences range from Loretta Lynn and John Prine to bands like Cake and The Beach Boys. Kacey was honored to bridge wide musical gaps throughout 2014 as she toured with Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss & Union Station, and Katy Perry on the Prismatic World Tour.

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