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Little Big Town learned a valuable lesson in paying attention recently, and it couldn’t have been more hilarious and exciting.

Whenever an artist is promoting a new album, a tour or a number of other career milestones, their record label, publicist or manager often schedules a “media day,” where the act conducts interviews, calls radio and records “liners” for radio and television. Artists like Little Big Town get in go mode and often just read whatever is put in front of them … much like the Ron Burgundy character in the hilarious movie, “The Anchorman.”


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Apparently, Little Big Town was doing something of that nature and got the surprise of their lives.

As they always do, they introduced themselves in unison: “Hi, we’re Little Big Town.” Then the band’s Phillip Sweet took over, reading, “And we’ve just been inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame and will receive our star in Nashville on September 14.”

Um, what?

Yep, that was Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Jimi Westbrook’s response, too. It was news to all of them! With their priceless reaction in the video below.

So incredibly grateful! #MusicCityWalkofFame • @VisitMusicCity

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Looking at Phillip and their off-camera team with surprised expressions, the band was shocked to learn that they were, in fact, being bestowed a star on Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame, joining other artists with stars including Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert and Hank Williams.

And it looks like Phillip was the last one to realize what he had said.

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The Music City Walk of Fame is located in downtown Nashville at the Walk of Fame Park. It features stars for dozens of artists and industry professionals.

Congratulations Little Big Town … twinkle on!

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development in the past. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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