LITTLE BIG TOWN’S CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED ALBUM, THE BREAKER, DEBUTS No. 1 BILLBOARD COUNTRY AND TOP 5 BILLBOARD 200
NASHVILLE, TN (March 6, 2017) –Grammy Award-winning vocal group Little Big Town’s new album, The Breaker, debuted No. 1 today on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and No. 4 on the Billboard 200, marking the group’s fourth Top 10 project on the Billboard 200 chart.
Produced by Jay Joyce, The Breaker is the multi-platinum-selling country group’s follow up to Wanderlust (2016), the genre-defying musical project produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Pharrell Williams, and Pain Killer (2014), the platinum-selling album featuring the 13-week No. 1 (Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart), Grammy-winning crossover hit, “Girl Crush.” “Better Man,” the hit lead single from The Breaker, recently spent two-weeks topping the country airplay charts (Billboard, MediaBase) and is the group’s second two-week No. 1 at country radio.
Having “expanded their audience beyond Tennessee" (USA Today) as well as “the definition of country music from the inside” (Newsday), Little Big Town continues to earn early critical praise for The Breaker, with the Los Angeles Times raving, The Breaker is an “excellent new album.” Hailed as “a 21st century revival of Fleetwood Mac” (Goldderby), critics have identified The Breaker as a sweet spot, with Paste noting the album as “the band’s wheelhouse…they sound great” and Entertainment Weekly sharing high praise for the band’s latest studio project, rating the album “A-” and noting, “Little Big Town soars with new album…LBT’s glistening harmonies beam.” Forbes also raves, “The Breaker is perhaps Little Big Town’s best album yet… they’ve always been great, but they seem to get even better with time.”
Little Big Town recently garnered their 23rd career nomination with a nomination for ACM Vocal Group of the Year. The reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year continues to make headlines with their historic, year-long artist residency at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. Launched February 24, “Little Big Town at the Mother Church” marks the only time in the Ryman’s 125-year history to host a year-long artist residency. Upcoming dates for “Little Big Town at the Mother Church” include shows on May 19 & 20, July 28, 29 & 30, September 15 & 16, and November 27. Tickets for the concerts will be $90.50, $60.50 and $50.50. Each ticket purchased to see Little Big Town at the Ryman includes one (1) physical album of Little Big Town’s new album, The Breaker, released February 24, 2017 on Capitol Records Nashville. Visit www.littlebigtown.com/tour for more information.