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Little Big Town Reflects on Their Journey to Success

During a sit-down interview with CBS This Morning, the country quartet got candid about their struggles before making it big.

Written by Kelly Brickey
Little Big Town Reflects on Their Journey to Success
Little Big Town; Photo courtesy Sandbox Mgmt

Even when they kept getting knocked down, Little Big Town rolled with the punches and let those hardships boost them up to get where they are today.

During a recent sit-down interview with CBS This Morning, the country quartet got candid about their struggles before making it big and how their trying times became a wave of confidence to make their names be known. They even took to the streets to distribute their music against the rules in order to get by and make some money.

“We weren’t supposed to be, but we were in the middle of getting out of a record deal. And we were like, ‘You just dropped us. It’s our song. We wrote it!’ We would give out that to radio people or we would stamp them and sign them in the car. We knew exactly how much it would take to—how many t-shirts we needed to sell—to rent the car and make it back home,” explained Karen Fairchild of the group.

With the dedication and perseverance that the band put forth to further their careers, Little Big Town started raking in the accolades, from being invited into the Grand Ole Opry family to getting their own residency at the Ryman Auditorium. It also led them to their latest release, The Breaker, in which they gave fans a personal look on their writing.

“’Don’t Die Young, Don’t Get Old,’ we wrote because of Jimi’s sister,” Kimberly Schlapman revealed in the interview. “He had just lost his sister.”

Little Big Town now has their eyes set on release a line of red and white wine, simply called ‘4.’ Like their career surely has done throughout the years, they hope their next endeavors run as sweet and smooth like a good pour.

“It just feels like it’s coming together and we’re in this really good stride in our lives. It’s all coming together, flowing together really beautiful,” said Phillip Sweet.

Little Big Town’s newest album, The Breaker, is available now.