Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Little Big Town has always been one of my favorites in the country scene.  Their tight harmonies are quality, and each voice has a distinct tone, yet they all work well together.  The only harmonies that beat it in today's music are from SHeDAISY, who creates music outside the box.  It's hard for creative groups to make it big in Nashville, but Little Big Town (LBT) does it with ease.  Unfortunately, Lady Antebellum took over their place as reigning group.  That doesn't stop LBT from having fun and being great to their fans.  Continue reading for more info on the best thing to happen to Country music in the past few years, something that reinvigorates a dead music.

LBT has started a series called "Scattered, Smothered, and Covered" on youtube, where they cover popular songs with just their beautiful voices and bare accompanying music.  They brilliantly cover Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" with Jimmy in the lead vocals, Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" with Kimberley as the lead, and Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger" with Jimmy on the lead again and the ladies coming in together for Aguilera's part in the song.  I'm tempted to say I like all their versions better than the originals, but I love Adele like crazy.  And what's better than a country band seriously covering Lady Gaga's "Born this Way"?  Their bridge "Don't be a drag, just be a queen" blows me away and shouts traditional country and bluegrass, and brings a whole new level of respect to Little Big Town for doing this song.

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