CMT Blog: First Aid Kit Bring International Flair to Big & Best of 2012

As 2012 continues to wind down, CMT prepares for the biggest party of the year by adding some international flavor to The Big & Best of 2012: A Year End Celebration Presented by T-Mobile . The eight-hour live stream event will kick off on 12/12/12 at 12 p.m. ET and will include a special Concrete Country performance by the Swedish act First Aid Kit.

We all know county music is a global phenomenon that bridges cultural differences and languages. Superstars often rack up their frequent flier miles with international touring. But it’s always refreshing to see the result of young, indie acts who embrace country’s tradition of great songwriting while adding touches of their home country to create something new. That’s exactly the appeal of First Aid Kit.

The duo, consisting of sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, have vocal harmonies that only similar DNA can create, and their ethereal voices stand out against the current male-dominated country radio. During the Big & Best live stream, fans will hear their incredible vocals in a bare-bones set featuring a single acoustic guitar. This special Concrete Country performance is shot amidst the bustle Nashville’s Gulch district. It ain’t exactly Stockholm, but First Aid Kit will always have a home in Music City.