Who knew that Karen Fairchild has the grit of an Olympic athlete when it comes to silly drinking games?
The members of Little Big Town stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to talk about their latest album, The Breaker, while throwing in a little lighthearted fun with guests Susan Sarandon and Elijah Wood on Thursday night’s show (Feb. 23). Circling up for a round of ‘Musical Beers,’ the group set their sights on the last glorious red Solo cup in hopes of taking home the title of winner.
Although Phillip Sweet took one for the team first by getting eliminated in the first round, it was the claws of Fairchild that ripped through every plastic cup in order to move on to the finals. Host Jimmy Fallon dropped his jaw over Fairchild’s stealthy moves that knocked out Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman and Fallon himself.
Destroying the competition all the way to a head-to-head battle with Sarandon, Fairchild made it look easy by taking the trophy home with one last hurrah to beat out everyone on stage. Taking great pride in her accomplishment and spreading the winning spirit, she ended up sharing the last drink with the iconic actress as a sign of truce between the two.
The band then played “Rollin,’” a track off their new album and didn’t skip a beat with their glorious harmonies after Fairchild gloated about her well-deserved win just before the performance.
Fans can pick up a copy of Little Big Town’s The Breaker, which is available everywhere now.