Little Big Town Will Perform July 5 at Fort Sill Contrary to Rumors
There have been rumors that the July 5th concert at Fort Sill’s Polo field featuring Little Big Town had been cancelled. I can assure you that is not the case. I received the following information from Fort Sill PAO:
by: Monica Wood – Fort Sill PAO
Despite any rumors you might have heard, Fort Sill’s annual July Fourth weekend concert will go on as scheduled! Tickets are on sale now for the reigning Country Music Association Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town, who will headline Fort Sill Independence Day weekend festivities Saturday, July 5 at the Polo Field. Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown and The O’s will also perform. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:45 p.m.
For more details and ticket information visit our event page.
Little Big Town
The country vocal quartet Little Big Town began with Kimberly Roads (the blonde one) and Karen Fairchild (the brunette one), two Georgia natives who began singing together in college. Arkansas-born and Alabama-raised Jimi Westbrook (the brunette one), a friend of Fairchild’s husband, joined them to make a trio, and the group was completed by the addition of Arkansan Phil Sweet (the blonde one) in 1998.
From the outset, Little Big Town devoted their sound to harmony and multiple lead vocals, a combination that made the band a hard sell at first.
A Place to Land in 2007 netted three singles and the band’s profile continued to grow due to touring and supporting acts from Sugarland to Carrie Underwood. In March of 2010 the group released a new single titled “Little White Church” as the lead-off single to their fourth studio album with their new label, Capitol Nashville, The Reason Why. “Little White Church,” peaked at Number Six on the country charts. The album produced two additional singles in “Kiss Goodbye,” and the title track.
The band returned in 2012 with the single “Pontoon,” which wound up topping Billboard’s country charts. Little Big Town’s fifth full-length album, Tornado, followed in September 2012. “Pontoon,” was Little Big Town’s first single to receive a Platinum certification. “Tornado,” was released as the album’s second single in October. The song debuted at number 47 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and reached number 2 on the Country Airplay chart in 2013. At the 55th Grammy Awards, “Pontoon” won the Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in December of 2012. Little Big Town has racked up multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM nominations and crafted Top 10 country hits “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” “Little White Chapel” and “Pontoon.”
Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown
Tyler Bryant was born to play music. The 21-year-old guitar prodigy has been playing since he was six and was bred on the roughneck blues of Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Bryant’s impressive resume reads as if he’s been in the business for decades. Tyler was awarded the Robert Johnson Foundation’s New Generation Award at 16, which pointed him out as one of the most promising new guitarists on the scene. He was featured in the award-winning documentary Rock Prophecies (one of the most viewed documentaries on iTunes & Netflix), along with Santana and Slash, and was chosen at age 15 by Eric Clapton to play his Crossroads Festival.
The Shakedown is comprised of an incredible array of musicians including Caleb Crosby on drums, Noah Denney on bass guitar and Graham Whitford, the son of Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford, on guitar. Together, Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown, tore up the South by Southwest Interactive Festival stage this past year and has built its rapport over several years, thanks in large part to a continuous string of live performances — albeit wide-ranging in nature — from opening stadiums for Aerosmith, Eric Clapton and B.B. King, to playing their own club gigs around the US and in Canada.
Since forming in 2008, Taylor Young & John Pedigo, aka The O’s, have done just about everything an up-and-coming act can do. They’ve toured throughout the United States, they took off for Europe, played every festival that would have them and had their music pop up on various TV shows. Odds are that if you saw any large indie-Americana act in the last few years, you saw The O’s stealing the show as openers.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate at the following locations: Lawton and Fort Sill Adventure Travel offices, EZ GO Convenience Stores in Lawton, Altus, Walters and Chickasha, Crutcher’s for the West or online at www.sillmwr.com.