Little Big Town Get ‘Happy’ at 2017 ACM Awards
Little Big Town brought a strong dose of good will to the 2017 ACM Awards when they performed their latest single, "Happy People." The quartet sang in front of a backdrop of fluorescent-colored flowers, which continued to open and change colors throughout the song.
Written by Lori McKenna and Hailey Whitters, "Happy People" is the second single off of LBT's eighth studio album, The Breaker. Equal parts pop, country and folk, the song features a steady beat and a simple guitar melody behind punchy lyrics that listeners can't help but smile about: "Well, life is short / And love is rare / And we all deserve to be happy while we're here." The track is light and airy as it encourages people to love instead of hate and praise instead of criticize.
Perhaps band member Phillip Sweet was thinking of "Happy" when he recently spoke of the content on The Breaker.
“Every record has a life of its own, a personality of its own. And this one really has its own personality, too,” Sweet says. “I think we went in this time with even more confidence and an idea to push ourselves even further. I feel like the music has a feeling of, it feels good. There’s a lot of feel-good stuff on this record.”
Little Big Town recently began their 2017 residency at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. On opening weekend, the country quartet surprised concertgoers with with special performances by Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton during their shows.
Little Big Town earned a nomination for Vocal Group of the Year at the 2017 ACM Awards.
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