Watch as Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman takes lead on this romantic holiday classic YouTube/The Spot of Entertainment
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Ask any band, and they’ll likely tell you that they are only as good as their individual members. Longtime Little Big Town fans know that each member of the beloved quartet is more than just a competent singer. Individually, they are all truly gifted vocalists. And although we don’t hear Kimberly Schlapman sing lead on an entire song often, when we do, it’s like a precious gift.

Santa came early, y’all.

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Little Big Town was part of the star-studded lineup that made up ABC’s “CMA Country Christmas” special, with host Reba McEntire and fellow country stars including Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Alan Jackson, Chris Young and Kelsea Ballerini. And when it was LBT’s turn to shine, they fast-forwarded a bit through Christmas to get to New Year’s Eve, and Kimberly took the spotlight.

This wasn’t Kimberly, Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook’s only time to perform during the show. They also sang alongside the insanely talented Reba for a breathtaking performance of “Mary, Did You Know.”

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“CMA Country Christmas” has been taking place since 2010, and Little Big Town has been there since the beginning. Check out this killer performance from 2011 when their harmonies really get a chance to shine!

DANG! That explains why 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 Winners will be revealed during a livestreamed concert event on Dec. 14 in Nashville. Voting gives you an opportunity to enter a contest to be there in person.

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