12:59 PM EDT 04/16/2013
Little Big Town
Originally posted 04/07/2013 12:40PM
Kimberly Schlapman is having some weekend. As one-quarter of the award winning country music group Little Big Town, she – along with them – is up for four Academy of Country Music Awards.
But between vying for prizes and touring, Schlapman is also enjoying the second season of her cooking show, Kimberly's Simply Southern.
On her next episode (Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m. ET), Schlapman is joined in the kitchen by fellow country singer Josh Turner, and the two bond over mushrooms and their kids.
Originally posted 03/09/2013 09:30AM
For the past 13 years, Kimberly Schlapman has been on the road with her Grammy-winning country group Little Big Town. But before she was singing "Pontoon" at sold out shows, Schlapman was at home learning her mother's secret recipes.
"I always watched my mama," she explains. "She was always cooking for people – when anyone had something to celebrate or grieve, she was at their door with supper or some kind of homemade goodie."
Taking cues from mama's specialties of biscuits and homemade pies, Schlapman's style of southern comfort food is seen in her own cakes, casseroles and fried chicken. The singer is now passing down what she learned to her daughter, Daisy, and to her fans as host of GAC's Kimberly's Simply Southern.
Originally posted 12/19/2012 10:40PM
Who's going to get a $5 million recording contract?
The X Factor's season 2 finale got underway Wednesday night with the finalists performing three songs each – including a duet with a music superstar.
Britney Spears's contestant, Carly Rose Sonenclar, has been a favorite, trading the No. 1 spot with her fellow finalist, L.A. Reid's country singer Tate Stevens, through out the competition.
Originally posted 10/01/2012 08:00AM
The Country Music Association's reigning female vocalist of the year Miranda Lambert will defend her title on stage at Nov. 1's 46th Annual CMA Awards.
The CMA tells PEOPLE exclusively that Lambert, 28, will perform on the live broadcast from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
The Texas native is also in the running for album of the year, music video of the year and song of the year for "Over You," a nomination she shares with her co-writer and husband, two-time male vocalist of the year Blake Shelton.
Originally posted 09/06/2012 02:35PM
With their new album Tornado out next week, their hit song "Pontoon" serving as a hot summer anthem, and three Country Music Association nominations, Little Big Town has nothing but music on their minds.
The quartet – Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Sweet – who've been together 14 years ("And we're still having fun," says Fairchild) shared some of their favorite musical moments in the new issue of PEOPLE Country. What they shared may surprise you!
Originally posted 05/25/2012 08:30AM
A lake, a boat and a beverage – that's all that Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild needs when she's planning the perfect summer day.
The musician and her band are debuting their latest music video for new single "Pontoon" on PEOPLE.com, and a closer look reveals Fairchild and bandmate Kimberly Roads Schlapman perusing PEOPLE Country's hottest guys issue (featuring Blake Shelton) while lounging on the pontoon boat.
Originally posted 05/14/2012 09:00AM
CMT Music Awards? More like a CMT Concert!
Among those set to rock Nashville's Bridgestone Arena during the 11th CMT Awards ceremony on June 6 are Carrie Underwood, who is going into country's big night with five nominations.
Other performers set to appear, as announced Monday morning, are fellow nominees Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band.
Also announced: Triple-nominee Lady Antebellum, with recently wed bandmate Dave Haywood.
Fans may vote for their favorite music videos at the CMT 2012 Music Awards website through June 4.
Originally posted 05/06/2010 03:00PM
The disastrous flood that hit Tennessee did not leave Nashville's music community untouched.
"All our gear, our instruments, backdrops, risers – it's all gone to water," says Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild. "A lot of things that can't be replaced, like [bandmate Phillip Sweet's] 1933 Gibson was down there. It's so sad."
The band was one of many acts that stored equipment and personal instruments at Nashville's Soundcheck storage facility and rehearsal space, which was submerged in the flooding. Just as touring season was about to begin, Brad Paisley lost gear, and both Keith Urban and Vince Gill have vintage guitar collections in the buildings.
Originally posted 03/06/2010 10:55AM
Little Big Town just got a little bigger. Band members Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook welcomed their first child, a son, on Friday in Nashville, Tenn.
"We've been waiting for this for a long time and can't tell you how thrilled and blessed we both feel," says Fairchild, who says Westbrook is a "natural" at fatherhood.
Baby Elijah Dylan Westbrook weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz., and was 19 and ¾ inches long.
"Karen is going to be an incredible mom," says Westbrook of his wife, who had earned a degree in early childhood education before pursuing a music career. "She has always been so good with children. Besides, she's done a great job raising me to become a responsible adult!"
Originally posted 01/03/2008 01:40PM
Little Big Town's Phillip Sweet and his wife, Rebecca, welcomed a little girl over the holidays.
Penelopi Jane was born on Dec. 27 at 5:47 p.m. at the Baptist Hospital in Nashville and weighed 6 lbs., 4 oz. She was 19-inches long and was born with a head of curly brown hair, reads a statement from the band's rep.
"We never knew we could love someone so much," Phillip Sweet, 33, said. "We are truly blessed!"
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