Little Big Town Is Excited to Fill In for Kix Brooks on “American Country Countdown”

Little Big Town Is Excited to Fill In for Kix Brooks on “American Country Countdown”

While Kix Brooks is vacationing halfway across the world, the superstar asked his friends from Little Big Town—Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Sweet—to cover for him as host of American Country Countdown this upcoming  weekend (Feb. 10-12). The Grammy-winning quartet was more than happy to oblige.

“This is the way that people keep up with the music they love the most and where it is on the charts,” Jimi tells Nash Country Daily. “It’s so exciting. It’s exciting on both sides—for the fans that are listening for their favorite songs and see where it is on the countdown and for us, as artists, to go ‘Hey look, we’re there, we’re actually on the Countdown.”

American Country Countdown is a syndicated radio show hosted by Kix Brooks that counts down country’s biggest hits each week based on the official Mediabase country music chart.

While Jimi, Karen, Kimberly and Phillip made themselves comfortable in Kix’s studio, they each took turns hosting one hour of the four-hour program. Jimi will kick off the first hour, Kimberly hosts the second hour, Phillip will be the voice of the third hour and Karen will close out the show in the final hour, getting the honor of revealing the No. 1 song in the land and announcing LBT’s current single, “Better Man,” in the No. 4 spot on the chart.

“It was amazing. It was a lot of fun,” Jimi added about his American Country Countdown hosting experience. “It’s a little outside of what we’re used to doing. Kix actually does work [laughing]. It’s so cool. This is one of those things that you don’t think about getting the chance to do, but when you do, you’re like ‘Wow, I can’t believe I’m getting to do this.’ We’re so grateful to be doing what we’re doing and to get to host the show and announce our own songs, are you kidding me? That’s amazing.”

To catch LBT take over hosting duties of American Country Countdown, check your local schedule for airdate and time in your area.

 

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Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Earlier this year Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that while Florida Georgia Line would continue, both guys would also be venturing out to do their own musical projects. As their FGL song “Long Live” is knocking on the door to number-1, Tyler is also climbing the chart with Tim McGraw and their duet “Undivided.”

Now, Brian is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with his solo project – he shared, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town…who’s ready to ride this wave? Can’t wait for y’all to hear this new music.”

Brian also made some news in announcing that he’s partnering with Warner Music Nashville when it comes to any future solo projects he has, “I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

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