Little Big Town Say Success of ‘Better Man’ Is All Thanks to Taylor Swift
Little Big Town knew "Better Man" was bound to be a hit the first time they heard it, but they didn't necessarily realize just how successful it would be. The platinum-selling, No. 1 song, written by Taylor Swift, earned a CMA for Song of the Year and two Grammy Awards nods. While it's the country quartet and their rich harmonies that made the song so well-known, LBT say the credit for the song's success really belongs to Swift.
"I think that song just shows what an amazing writer [she is]," Jimi Westbrook shared with The Boot and other reporters at a recent media event. "Beyond the unbelievable pop star that she is, it all comes back down to [her being] just an amazing writer, and we feel privileged to cut that song. It’s a beautiful song, and I think it’s a lyric that everybody can identify with."
Shortly after the 2018 Grammy Awards (which are scheduled for Jan. 28), Little Big Town will head out on their Breakers Tour, with Midland and Kacey Musgraves serving as their opening acts. The trek, the group promises, will be a big production, with a little something for everyone.
"We’re going to do it like Reba [McEntire]: We’re going to costume-change booths and everything," Kimberly Schlapman reveals. "It’s the biggest headlining tour we’ve ever done. We’re so excited about Kacey Musgraves, who we adore, and Midland, who we’re kind of scared of. I’m just kidding ... We’re going to have a big ol’ time."
The Breakers Tour will kick off on Feb. 8 in Oklahoma City, Okla. A list of all of Little Big Town's upcoming shows is available on their website.
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