Little Big Town Honored to Take Part in Upcoming Bee Gees Tribute

"...We feel very much responsible for being better than ever,” LBT's Phillip Sweet says of being included in the superstar lineup. 

Written by Lauren Laffer
Little Big Town Honored to Take Part in Upcoming Bee Gees Tribute
Little Big Town; Photo courtesy Capitol Nashville

“You Should Be Dancing” from this news! Little Big Town will show what it means “To Love Somebody” when they perform what’s sure to be a memorable tribute to the Bee Gees that’ll put that “Night Fever” to rest and keep you “Stayin’ Alive.” Okay, okay, enough Bee Gees puns, but seriously though, the superstar group will honor the group with an impressive rendition of their 1977 hit “How Deep Is Your Love” when The Recording Academy holds its much-anticipated event, Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees.

“We worked with Ken Ehrlich and the team over there at the Grammys just to kind of brainstorm about songs, but it was our first choice from our brainstorming – ‘How Deep Is Your Love’,” LBT’s Karen Fairchild recently told Sounds Like Nashville and other Nashville media. “We thought, ‘Somebody probably already took it.’ I mean, it’s just a great song. They didn’t, so that’s going to be our moment. We’ve been working it up for the last week or so. We’ll go into rehearsals right around the Grammys and get it all worked out. There’s a string section and everything. It’s really going to be beautiful.”

“We’ve been listening through all the classic ones, but yeah. We were thankful we got to do this one, ‘How Deep Is Your Love’, just because it’s beautiful chord structure it’s so just designed for harmonies and weaving parts,” added Phillip Sweet.

The event will be filmed on Feb. 14, just two days after the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Joining LBT on the impressive lineup of artists are Keith Urban, Andra Day, Celine Dion, DNCE, Nick Jonas, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Pentatonix and many others. The opportunity to participate in a multi-genre concert-event like this is something that the group takes seriously in hopes to represent country music in the best light.

“The lineup of all the other artists performing, we feel very much responsible for being better than ever,” said Sweet.

“That’s going to be an amazing night. I mean, there’s so many good people on the show, and we’re hearing rumors of other people that are being added,” teased Fairchild.

The concert will serve as a celebration for the 40th anniversary of the group’s Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb will be on hand to perform some of the songs from the album, which was crowned Album of the Year at the 21st Annual GRAMMY Awards in 1979.

Tickets for Stayin’ Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees are available on and The special will broadcast on CBS later this year.