Little Big Town’s brand new album, Mr. Sun, was written and recorded in the midst of Covid, a time that turned everyone’s life upside down, including the band’s members Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook. Despite the tense times, LBT recorded 16 songs for this project, their career 10th and the followup to 2020’s Nightfall.
Karen tells us: “This record was made during the pandemic, and kinda the time where we were coming in and out of the pandemic, so it was challenging. It was challenging to be away from each other as a band for almost five months. It was challenging to be writing songs by ourselves, writing songs on Zoom, and then finally getting the courage to get back in the studio and, that was a great joy just to be back together with our band guys and our engineers, very emotional that day.”
LBT released Mr. Sun on Friday (September 16th) and that morning performed live at New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza in front of hundreds of fans for the 2022 Citi Concert Series on NBC’s Today show.
Physical copies of Mr. Sun are available as CDs and a baby blue vinyl; a sky blue vinyl is available exclusively through Barnes & Noble.