Little Big Town Talks Touring with Miranda Lambert: ‘It’s a True Collaboration’
When fans across the country take their seats for “The Bandwagon Tour,” featuring Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert, they’ll experience a night of true artistry from two of the biggest acts in country music.
Sitting down with Sounds Like Nashville and other media, LBT–Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Sweet–talked about how the tour came to be. “We love her,” Schlapman said of Lambert. “We were fans first and then friends, and been talking about trying to do something together on the road forever. It’s going to be a true collaboration.”
The country power group and trailblazing solo star will both perform individually before taking the stage together for a set of equal length, uniting their unique live shows and giving fans a totally unique concert-going experience. “It’s going to be a big jam,” Sweet describes. “The best thing about Miranda is that she’s such a lover of music. We can sit on a patio and open a bottle of wine and just have a great jam session with her, so that’s what this party is going to be.”
While each of the acts will deliver their own hits, special surprises will be included along the way. Fairchild hints they may sing some of each other’s songs, in addition to a variety of notable covers.
Behind the scenes, the singing troupe will bring their children on the road with them, while Lambert will provide the four-legged love with her seven dogs. “It’s going to be a real event,” Fairchild describes. “I think it’s going to be really special. I hope the fans feel the same way.”
The 2018 Bandwagon Tour launches on July 12 and continues through August. The Steel Woods, Turnpike Troubadours, Natalie Hemby and Tenille Townes are all coming along for the ride as opening acts.