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Joining the foursome for the evening will be Natalie Hemby (who penned the band's current single, "Pontoon") and host Bob DiPiero. "It's an honor to be a part of the "CMA Songwriter Series," especially with our dear friends Bob DiPiero and Natalie Hemby," Karen says (quote via All Access Music Group). "We are looking forward to being back at Joe's Pub and to be playing some of the new record. It's going to be a great night."
Even though their audience will undoubtedly be filled with plenty of New Yorkers, LBT bandmates feel certain their latest tune will resonate with both northerners and southerners alike. "We thought it was primarily a thing of growing up in the south but we found out that Michigan has the largest pontoon boat population." Jimmy tells The Boot. "In my little neck of the woods in northeast Arkansas, we had some lakes and everyone would go pontoon boating. That's what you did. You'd get your cooler full of beer and go out. It was very chill. You weren't going out to ski on a ski boat. You were intending to drive really slow and putz around and drink and have fun. Then, eventually you'd stop and jump off and swim. It's definitely a fond memory for us growing up."
Little Big Town is currently crossing the country with Rascal Flatts on their American Band tour, along with fellow opening acts Edens Edge and the Eli Young Band. They will play tonight (June 29) in Ohio, followed by stops in Illinois and Maine. Keep track of their schedule here.
The quartet will play at New York City's Joe's Pub on Wednesday, August 1, at 6:30 and 9:30 PM ET. Tickets can be purchased here.