Little Big Town Opens Up About the Brilliant Jealousy of Their Latest Single, “Girl Crush”

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleThe members of Little Big Town didn't write their latest single, "Girl Crush," but the group's Jimi Westbrook thinks the lyrics about a woman's all-consuming jealousy make it one of the most brilliant songs he's heard in years.

Jimi explains, "It's taking a lyric that you've heard so many times, and the way it turns at the hook just catches you. So, it gives me chills every time I listen to it."

His band mate, Phillip Sweet, adds that "Girl Crush" is just the latest in a long line of hit songs about wanting what we can't have.

"Country music was built on songs about heartache and jealousy," says Phillip.

LBT's Kimberly Schlapman can't help but sympathize with the emotion conveyed in "Girl Crush."

She says, "This woman is just looking at the woman her man left her for and wondering, 'What does she have that I don't have? What am I missing? What is it that I can't give you that she's giving you?'"

"Girl Crush" is the latest single from Little Big Town's current album, Pain Killer.

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The Baby Bears from Yellowstone Bear World will be at Blast Off in Idaho Falls Thursday  & Friday: 2pm-7pm and Saturday from 10am-8pm. Admission is $1 and photos with the Cubs are $20.

New Group A Thousand Horses Rocketing to Stardom Thanks to Breakout Hit, “Smoke”

Image Courtesy David McClister/Republic NashvilleNew country group A Thousand Horses is on the verge of scoring a top-10 hit at country radio with their debut single, "Smoke." The track entered the chart in January, and even the guys in the band can't believe the song has become a hit so quickly.

Lead singer and South Carolina native Michael Hobby tells ABC Radio, "It's been a fast and wild ride so far. We're honored, and [to have] country radio to spin it as fast as it's risen -- it's pretty overwhelming. It still sinks in every day. It's like, 'Oh wait, we have a [hit]? It's in the top 20?'"

Michael collaborated on "Smoke" with two of Nashville's top songwriters, and it ended up being the first song the group recorded for their upcoming album, Southernality.

Looking back on that day in the writing room, Michael says, "We said [it was] a cool metaphor to smoking and a girl being that addiction and danger that you necessarily, maybe, shouldn't have, but want."

A Thousand Horses guitarist Zach Brown, who is no relation to the lead singer of Zac Brown Band, adds, "I think it's just about the story, man. Lyrically, it just tells a story that people can relate to, and we love it."

A Thousand Horses' album, Southernality, is out June 9. The band hits the road with Darius Rucker on May 14.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockA vinyl box set including all six of Johnny Cash's American Recordings albums will be released on March 24.

Plans for Brett Eldredge's sophomore album are moving along quickly. He posted an Instagram video from the album's photo shoot Tuesday.

 

Photo shoot for the next album!!!!!! Wooohooo!

A video posted by Brett Eldredge (@bretteldredge) on Mar 17, 2015 at 8:24am PDT

 

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New Group A Thousand Horses Rocketing to Stardom Thanks to Breakout Hit, “Smoke”

Image Courtesy David McClister/Republic NashvilleNew country group A Thousand Horses is on the verge of scoring a top-10 hit at country radio with their debut single, "Smoke." The track entered the chart in January, and even the guys in the band can't believe the song has become a hit so quickly.

Lead singer and South Carolina native Michael Hobby tells ABC Radio, "It's been a fast and wild ride so far. We're honored, and [to have] country radio to spin it as fast as it's risen -- it's pretty overwhelming. It still sinks in every day. It's like, 'Oh wait, we have a [hit]? It's in the top 20?'"

Michael collaborated on "Smoke" with two of Nashville's top songwriters, and it ended up being the first song the group recorded for their upcoming album, Southernality.

Looking back on that day in the writing room, Michael says, "We said [it was] a cool metaphor to smoking and a girl being that addiction and danger that you necessarily, maybe, shouldn't have, but want."

A Thousand Horses guitarist Zach Brown, who is no relation to the lead singer of Zac Brown Band, adds, "I think it's just about the story, man. Lyrically, it just tells a story that people can relate to, and we love it."

A Thousand Horses' album, Southernality, is out June 9. The band hits the road with Darius Rucker on May 14.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockA vinyl box set including all six of Johnny Cash's American Recordings albums will be released on March 24.

Plans for Brett Eldredge's sophomore album are moving along quickly. He posted an Instagram video from the album's photo shoot Tuesday.

 

Photo shoot for the next album!!!!!! Wooohooo!

A video posted by Brett Eldredge (@bretteldredge) on Mar 17, 2015 at 8:24am PDT

 

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