Opry Member

SINCE 2014

"There’s nothing like the Opry anywhere in the world. It honors what needs to be honored and it protects and preserves the great history of country music. And plus, it’s just really cool!" - Phillip Sweet

Little Big Town covers Glen Campbell's "Wichita Lineman", 2018.
Little Big Town, 2017.
Little Big Town with their friend Pharrell Williams, 2016.
The Opry member induction of Little Big Town by Opry members Vince Gill and Little Jimmy Dickens, 2014.
Little Big Town hangs their name plaque on the member wall as the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry, 2014.
Little Big Town, 2007.
  • Little Big Town Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry Reba McEntire surprised Little Big Town on the Opry stage as they finished performing their hit song "Pontoon" to formally invite them to join country music's greatest family!
  • Little Big Town - "Jolene" Little Big Town covers Opry member Dolly Parton's iconic number one hit, "Jolene".
  • Little Big Town - "Boondocks" Little Big Town performs their hit song "Boondocks" during their Grand Ole Opry Membership induction night on October 17, 2014. The song was the group's first top 10 hit on the U.S. Billboard country charts and has continued to bring success for the group.


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The four voices of bandmates Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet combine to create Little Big Town. The group's members can truly say that for them, it all began at the Grand Ole Opry. For it was on the Opry stage in 1999 that Little Big Town made its very first public appearance as a band, having gained recognition from executives in the Nashville music industry who were convinced the group was ready for country's most famous stage.

Fast forward a few years, and the band was enjoying success with albums as well as singles including "Boondocks," "Bring It On Home," "A Little More You," and “Little White Church.” Along the way came numerous Opry guest appearances and Vocal Group of the Year nominations from the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music, and others.

Then came a song about kicking back on a “Pontoon” and the band’s career was forever changed. The song went to No. 1, earned a CMA Single of the Year award and other honors, and propelled the group to its first-ever CMA Vocal Group win.

Throughout the group’s history, its pitch-perfect harmonies and infectious songs have become favorites of fans and fellow artists alike. It was Opry member and friend Reba McEntire who invited Little Big Town to join the Grand Ole Opry in 2014. As the group finished a three-song set with "Pontoon," Reba appeared from the side of the stage, improvising on the song's last few words and asking the question Karen, Kimberly, Jimi, and Phillip had been hoping to hear. "I know the Grand Ole Opry is very important to y'all, because this is the first place you guys played together as a group in 1999. I have been asked to ask y'all, Little Big Town, would y'all like to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry?"

After hugs with Reba and between the members as well as a collective “yes” from the group, Karen cheered, “Thank you, Grand Ole Opry! We will try to make you proud!”

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