What makes a good awards show host? If it’s showing up year after year for 13 years, and being outspoken ambassadors for the country music, then it’s no wonder Little Big Town scored this gig.
The band returns to host the 2019 CMT Music Awards on June 5 at 8 p.m. ET on CMT, and everyone is more than ready for this. In 2006, the world was just getting to know Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Sweet as the four singers behind the infectious breakout hit “Boondocks.” And that very same year, Little Big Town took their entry-level place on one of CMT’s outdoor stages.
And then fast forward to 2017, when they performed their bittersweet ballad “When Someone Stops Loving You” and also took home the group video of the year award for “Better Man.”
The group made it rain pink confetti when they kicked off last year’s show with the performance debut of “Summer Fever.”
So all in all, that makes 13 times they’ve graced our CMT Music Awards with their presence. Here’s a look back at all the times Little Big Town was here for us.
2006 CMT Music Awards Block Party
The band played for their newly formed fan base at an outdoor stage for the CMT Music Awards Block Party.
2007 CMT Music Awards red carpet
In 2007, Little Big Town took one of their first walks down the CMT Music Awards red carpet before the show started.
2008 CMT Music Awards with Sugarland and Jake Owen
2009 CMT Music Awards afterparty
Fairchild and Schlapman had a chance to stick around for the swanky wrap party.
2010 CMT Music Awards with Jamey Johnson
The band took the stage with Jamey Johnson in 2010 to be part of his “Macon.”
2011 CMT Music Awards
The band was there for us again in 2011, hitting the side stage during the live broadcast.
2012 CMT Music Awards
Little Big Town arrived onstage atop a deck boat to premiere their summertime anthem and what became their first No. 1, “Pontoon.”
2013 CMT Music Awards
The band joined Keith Urban in 2013 for a highly-anticipated cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain.”
2014 CMT Music AwardsMike Coppola/WireImageRick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT
It was a complete white out for Little Big Town. All four band members wore white and played white instruments. That is, until the colorful paint started to wash over them during their premiere of “Day Drinking.”
2015 CMT Music AwardsC Flanigan/WireImage
The year they celebrated the 10th anniversary of their breakout hit “Boondocks,” the band walked the CMT Music Awards red carpet like the pros they are.
2016 CMT Music AwardsFilmMagic/FilmMagic
Little Big Town closed the show with Pharrell Williams, singing the song they all wrote together, “One Dance.”
2017 CMT Music AwardsJ. Merritt/FilmMagic
Little Big Town delivered a moving rendition of “When Someone Stops Loving You.”
2018 CMT Music AwardsMike Coppola/Getty Images for CMTRick Diamond/Getty Images for CMTRick Diamond/Getty Images for CMTJason Kempin/Getty Images for CMTMichael Loccisano/WireImageJason Kempin/Getty Images for CMT
Voting to determine the winners in each category continues through June 4 at 11:59 p.m. ET via CMT.com. The final nominees will be announced the morning of the show on June 5 and voting will continue through the show on CMT.com and via Twitter.
Little Big Town head to the show with a nomination for group video of the year for “Summer Fever.”