Little Big Town Lands At No.1 With ‘Nightfall’

Little Big Town has a lot to celebrate this week as their latest album, Nightfall, debuted at the top of…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 29, 2020


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Little Big Town has a lot to celebrate this week as their latest album, Nightfall, debuted at the top of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.

This release marks Little Big Town’s fourth No.1 album, following previous releases, The Reason Why (2010), Tornado (2012) and The Breaker (2017).

Released January 17,  Nightfall features 13 tracks, including the band’s current single, “Over Drinking,” and the Grammy-nominated “The Daughters.”

For the first time in their career, the members of Little Big Town took on the sole producer role, which is something they are “super proud of.”

“We produced this record for the very first time,” Kimberly Schlapman said. “We’ve never done that before.”

“We’ve co-produced before, but never taken the reins fully,” Karen Fairchild added. “It’s quite the task.”

Between them, the members of LBT also co-wrote nine of the album’s 13 tracks.

The award-winning quartet is taking the new album and a slew of their previous hits on the road for The Nightfall Tour, which features special guest Caitlyn Smit and runs through May 2.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.