10:39 AM EDT 11/13/2013
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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