Album cycles for most Grammy-winning acts usually involve taking their music on the road on a national tour.
Little Big Town are doing the opposite for newest album The Breaker, forcing the party to come to them.
Their 2017 residency at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium continued this weekend (May 19 and 20) with two sold-out shows that featured surprise guests Tori Kelly, Alison Krauss, Luke Bryan and Lee Ann Womack.
On Friday (May 19), the band sang “Ghost in This House” with Krauss and “Should’ve Been Us” and “Hallelujah” with Kelly. A performance by Caitlyn Smith kicked off the night.
On Saturday (May 20), Bryan and Womack were each welcomed onstage for “Drink a Beer” and “Bees,” respectively. The Little Big Kids – Elijah Dylan Westbrook (7), Penelopi Jane Sweet (9) and Daisy Schlapman (9) – also crashed Saturday’s concert. The show was preceded by the Brummies, a new band fronted by John & Jacob’s John Davidson and Jacob Bryant, in their Ryman performance debut.
Little Big Town’s summer schedule includes 14 festival appearances including a performance at Chicago’s LakeShake Festival on June 24. A seven-city U.K. tour starts Sept. 27 in Glasgow.
Their next shows at the Ryman are July 28, 29 and 30.