Little Big Town Working on Christmas Album
Little Big Town are heading back to the studio, but not to work on the follow-up to their 2014 Pain Killer album. The foursome has revealed that they are working on their very first Christmas album, which will include a mix of new hits and traditional carols.
"I think you have to really address the classics," band member Phillip Sweet tells ABC News Radio. "I think that's what people want to hear. Of course, we want to do some originals."
"We always want to do something a little different," Sweet adds, "but always still fresh but at the same time familiar and beautiful."
Perhaps the band, which also includes Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Jimi Westbrook, will have to incorporate their new record into their favorite holiday traditions this year.
“One of our favorite Christmas tradition is gathering around the television to watch holiday movies,” Fairchild says. “And I know for Kimberly, it starts with It’s a Wonderful Life. Ours is holiday movies and records — like, certain records have to be played in [a certain] order for Jimi.”
The reigning ACM Awards Vocal Group of the Year will have to squeeze recording the holiday album in with their busy schedule, which includes upcoming performances at the iHeartRadio Country Festival and the CMA Music Festival. A list of all of their shows is available on their website.