Little Big Town Ink With Monument

Vocal quartet Little Big Town — two men and two women — have signed with Sony Music Nashville’s Monument Records. The group includes Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Rhoads, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet. Two members grew up in large Southern cities, two in small Southern towns, according to a Sony news release. Blake Chancey and Paul Worley are producing the group’s CD for release in early summer. Little Big Town have been together three years; their first public performance came in 1999 at the Grand Ole Opry. Their first single is “Don’t Waste My Time.” 01/22/02