Tugging at the heartstrings of the Nashville audience, Jimi Westbrook proved vulnerability within his raw vocals as he and his LBT friends harmonized throughout the ballad. The stripped-down tune brought forth not only a beautiful rendition of the track off their record, The Breaker, but also honest emotions echoing throughout the CMT venue for the night.
As always, Little Big Town’s harmonies remained unmatched as they all embodied the deep sorrows of any breakup that doesn’t receive the attention as one would please. Although they recognize the intense feelings one wanders through following loss, LBT makes a point that the world truly doesn’t stop spinning even when someone walks out the door.
The country quartet already scored a major victory tonight with the triumph of Group Video of the Year under their belts for this year. Their most current single, “Happy People,” is climbing up the country radio charts to match the success of “Better Man.”
The 2017 CMT Music Awards is broadcasting live on CMT.