Big Town & Sugarland: CMT Reunion & Tour!

Country music icons reunite for electrifying CMT Awards performance

by Zain ul Abedin
Big Town & Sugarland: CMT Reunion & Tour!
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In a highly anticipated reunion, country music icons Little Big Town and Sugarland graced the stage together at the 2024 CMT Awards on Sunday, delivering a breathtaking rendition of Phil Collins' classic hit, "Take Me Home." This marked their first joint performance at the prestigious event since 2008, igniting excitement among fans who have long awaited their reunion.

The electrifying performance wasn't the only surprise from the powerhouse duo. Ahead of the awards show, Little Big Town and Sugarland thrilled fans with the announcement of their upcoming Take Me Home Tour. Set to kick off on October 4th in Greenville, South Carolina, and culminate on December 13th at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, the tour promises an unforgettable musical journey for audiences nationwide.

Musical Chemistry and Anticipation

Speaking about the performance, Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman expressed anticipation, labeling it as "epic," while bandmate Phillip Sweet emphasized the exceptional musical chemistry shared between the two groups.

Little Big Town, comprised of Schlapman, Sweet, Karen Fairchild, and Jimi Westbrook, holds a remarkable 44 CMT nominations, while Sugarland, consisting of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, boasts a formidable presence in the country music scene.

The historic collaboration at the CMT Awards brings back memories of their 2008 performance alongside Jake Owen, singing "Life in a Northern Town." Little Big Town, renowned for hosting the CMTs in 2018 and 2019, holds the record for the most nominations for group video of the year, with an impressive 25 nods.

Sugarland, last seen together at the CMTs in 2011, continues to captivate audiences with their dynamic performances. Jennifer Nettles, honored with the inaugural CMT Equal Play Award in 2020, stands as a beacon of advocacy for underrepresented groups in the music industry.

The star-studded lineup of performers at the 2024 CMT Music Awards includes Jelly Roll, Keith Urban, Lainey Wilson, and many more, promising a night of unforgettable entertainment. Broadcasting live from the Moody Center in Austin, Texas, the event aired on Sunday, April 7th, captivating audiences with its celebration of country music excellence.