The Justin Timberlake/Little Big Town Collaboration

"This Band Is the Truth," He Says of Songwriting Session

If Instagram “likes” have any correlation to radio spins, this new song — whatever it is — is going to be a hit.

Not even a day after Justin Timberlake and Little Big Town revealed that they were writing a song or two together, they started adding up the likes on social media.

When Timberlake posted a photo early Monday morning (March 21) with the band’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman, saying, “NBD (no big deal) … Just writing with @littlebigtown. This band is the truth!! So good!!!!,” his post had 320,000 likes.

NBD… Just writing with @littlebigtown This band is the truth!! So good!!!!

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Then Little Big Town reposted the photo on their own Instagram page.

“Just some good ol’ Tennessee folk hanging,” they said, and that post already had 6,356 likes in virtually no time at all.

If you add in all the favorites and retweets and likes across all the socials, well, I’m no math whiz, but it seems like a lot of people are looking forward to whatever Timberlake and the country band have going on.

Timberlake, a Memphis native, has already released a country spin on his own “Drink You Away” to country radio last November, so maybe he’s getting in that long line of pop stars who want to go country. That was around the time he performed on the CMA Awards with Chris Stapleton. And considering that he bought 126 acres of land near Nashville last year, maybe he’s planning to spend more quality time in Music City.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.