Music Maven Review: Little Big Town

Stir Cove Karen Freeman 55 views

This girl has a new crush, and it’s the sound of Little Big Town.  Wow – what amazing harmonies and big time sounds this quartet can produce!  Stir Cove scored yet another huge coup when they brought this multi-award winning band to the amphitheater for a wonderful performance on Saturday night.

Formed in 1998, the members of LBT have remained intact and oh, how lucky we are.  They exude professionalism, but with a genial crowd rapport and ‘humbleness’ that makes them the current darlings of the country music genre. By alternating lead vocals, the band can expand their portfolio with everything from sweet love songs, to honkytonk blues, and when they all come together, the melding is liquid gold.

Their gig was back to back tunes, with brief moments of explanation and appreciation, and a shot of fireball to boot.  It was exactly what the sold-out crowd was hoping to see.  The house was full of date night adventurers and tons of ladies who follow this band like a religion.  Everywhere your eyes ventured you could see patrons singing along, dancing a little two-step and loving the heck out of the show.

Opening for Little Big Town on Saturday night were the pure country sounds of Love and Theft.  This duo, also hailing from Nashville, has seen their hard work pay off with a host of country music award nominations.  Their set was tight and energetic and the house was thrilled to witness their sound.