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If you were one of the lucky fans who got to see one of Little Big Town’s shows during their yearlong residency at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, you certainly got your money’s worth. On their own, this quartet is so incredibly talented it makes your heart skip a beat, but it seemed that there were surprise special guests for every show as well. And their final weekend proved to be no exception when R & B, soul and pop legend Gladys Knight showed up onstage.

And she brought Pips!

OK, so maybe they weren’t the official Pips, but there was no shortage of backup vocalists — or talent — with Glady’s three singers and Little Big Town on the stage.

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Gladys, who looks as amazing as she sounds, led the stage full of incredible vocalists on her signature hit “Midnight Train to Georgia,” and not only were those harmonies spot-on, it appears that everyone was having more fun that is humanly possible.

It was a fitting wrap to Little Big Town’s Ryman residency. The band’s Karen Fairchild even punctuated the dynamic night by tweeting, “Yes, that’s Gladys Knight. Queen. End of story.”

Bam.

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Oh, and y’all, Gladys was there for the whole weekend of shows, not just one night.

A childhood dream of mine came true tonight! #musicislife #weekend #bucketlist @msgladysknight

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Because one “Knight” is never enough.

One vote is never enough, either! Have you voted for this year’s Rare Country Awards yet?

Little Big Town is nominated for Duo/Group of the Year in the Rare Country Awards, and it’s up to you to decide the winner. Vote now through Dec. 13 at RareCountryAwards.com. Winners will be revealed during a livestreamed concert event on Dec. 14 in Nashville.

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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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