As CMA Fest begins in Nashville, fans in Music City are getting used to seeing their share of surprises. Yet, no one in attendance at the Grand Ole Opry on June 7 could have ever imagined who they would see join country foursome Little Big Town.
Making his very first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry stage, “The Voice” coach Pharrell Williams was quite a sight to see as he stepped onstage to join LBT members Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet. Wearing a tie-dye ‘Nashville’ shirt that he just might have picked up at a tourist trap sort of store before his appearance, Pharrell recognized the roar of the crowd before sitting down to play a snare drum and sing backup vocals for the band as they performed the song “C’mon,” which will be featured on their upcoming studio album, “Wanderlust.”
“’Wanderlust’ is the result of an incredible friendship and chemistry we have with Pharrell Williams,” said Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild in a recent press release. “Pharrell loves country music and is a huge fan of harmony. That shared passion and appreciation took us on a creative journey we had no idea would happen. The music feels like our worlds have collided in the best possible way — his infectious grooves paired with our layered vocals and harmonies.”