The members of Little Big Town are reeling over their recent Grammy Award nominations for 'Best Country Duo/Group Performance' for "Sugar Coat," and their 'Best Country Album,' 'Nightfall.'
In a recent interview with Cody Alan, Jimi Westbrook revealed why being nominated for a Grammy is so special to the group.
"That's the whole scope of music, that award," says the singer. "Being invited to that party, amongst all of the creators of all of the genres, it feels incredibly special. It's amazing. That never gets old."
"Getting that call that morning, I didn't realize it was happening that morning, and wouldn't have thought it anyway," shared Jimi. "It was an incredible surprise to be nominated for our record that we kind of stepped out on, and took the helm of, and poured our hearts into. It was really special."
'Nightfall' marks Little Big Town's 9th full-length album and has the makings for something much different than anything that they have released in the past.
During their sit down with Cody, Little Big Town shared how they came together to dig deep and search internally to write inspired songs that would lead to releasing their first self-produced record. (That's right, did you know that they self-produced their album?)
"It started off out of pure enjoyment and saying we are going to get in the studio," shared frontwoman Karen Fairchild. "We started self-producing…like, we were writing songs that we were loving, and then we were just like, "Let's just call and book a studio." We didn't know production-wise who we were going to work with. The songs that we were writing felt cinematic and more dramatic, and also some of them with more of a positive social commentary."
"Sugar Coat wrecked my heart when I heard it the first time," said Cody.
"There are moments like that, and then there is levity on the record too. There's fun," shared Phillip Sweet. "It's all encompassed in what 'Nightfall' brings when you're having fun. You kind of run the gamut with this album!"
The 2021 Grammys will air Sunday, Jan. 31, on CBS at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. Trevor Noah will host.
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