Little Big Town (LBT) has scored their latest No. 1 single, “Better Man,” which is also their fastest-rising radio single to date, on both the Billboard and MediaBase country airplay charts this week. The Taylor Swift-penned tune has over 35 million combined streams and nearly 500,000 digital downloads. Additionally, Little Big Town’s previous album Pain Killer, featuring the history-making “Girl Crush,” is now RIAA-certified Platinum.
“This song, first of all, I love the melody. The chorus just kind of soars when it comes in and it feels like one of those classic country melodies on a chorus that we just fell in love from the first time we heard it. The message, I think everybody can identify with the sentiment of this song,” LBT’s Jimmy Wesbrook says of the song.
“A lot of times in life, there’s a lot of things you have to walk away from that don’t necessarily feel like the greatest decision to have to make in your life, but sometimes you just know that it’s time to move on and no matter how hard that is, you just know that down in your heart that it’s time to do that. Those are very difficult decisions that we face sometimes in our lives, and I think this song talks about that beautifully.”
The band releases its seventh studio album The Breaker on Friday, February 24th on Capitol Records Nashville. A vinyl edition will be released on April 28th.
LBT kicks off a week of media appearances starting with performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday (Feb 23rd) and the TODAY Show Friday (Feb 24th) before returning to Nashville for the first of nine Ryman Auditorium residency dates – Little Big Town at the Mother Church – on Friday evening (Feb 24th). The reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year will also perform on Ellen February 28th and will take their award-winning harmonies to The Talk, airing March 14th.
Fans can still pre-order The Breaker digitally and instantly receive “Better Man” along with album tracks “Happy People,” “We Went to the Beach” and “When Someone Stops Loving You.”
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