Little Big Town’s Upcoming Album, “Nightfall,” Features 13 Self-Produced Tracks: “Lots of New Adventures on This Record”

Little Big Town’s Upcoming Album, “Nightfall,” Features 13 Self-Produced Tracks: “Lots of New Adventures on This Record”

Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town will drop their upcoming ninth studio album, Nightfall, on Jan. 17.

Buoyed by lead single, “Over Drinking,” which was penned by Jesse Frasure, Cary Barlowe, Hillary Lindsey, Ashley Gorley and Steph Jones, the upcoming album follows 2017’s The Breaker, which was helmed by longtime producer Jay Joyce.

“The new album has 13 tracks—we cut so many songs,” says Karen to Nash Country Daily. “We self-produced this record, so a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into this one. I love all of the different vocal moments on the record. Lots of new adventures on this record with co-writing. We’re really proud of it.”

Karen co-penned nine of the 13 tracks. Additional songwriters include Foy Vance, Lori McKenna, Ashley Gorley, Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey and more.

The foursome will embark on a 34-date tour—dubbed The Nightfall Tour—which kicks off on Jan. 16 in New York at Carnegie Hall, followed by back-to-back shows at Apollo Theater, before making additional stops in Philadelphia, Boston, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Chicago, L.A. Denver and more.

“This will be our first time playing Carnegie Hall on the 16th, then the album will come out on midnight, and then we’re doing two nights at the Apollo,” says Jimi to NCD. “It’s just gonna be a fun time across the country and all these iconic theaters, and an intimate setting, which is gonna be great for this record.”

Nightfall Track List & Songwriters
1. Next To You (Hillary Reynolds, Michael Jade, Trevor Jarvis)
2. Nightfall (Karen Fairchild, Daniel Tashian, Fancy Hagood)
3. Forever And A Night (Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, Foy Vance)
4. Throw Your Love Away (Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose, Lori McKenna)
5. Over Drinking (Carey Barlowe, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Steph Jones, Hillary Lindsey)
6. Wine, Beer, Whiskey (Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, Sean McConnell, Tofer Brown)
7. Questions (Karen Fairchild, Jon Green, Sara Haze)
8. The Daughters (Karen Fairchild, Sean McConnell, Ashley Ray)
9. River Of Stars (Karen Fairchild, Daniel Tashian, Ian Fitchuk)
10. Sugar Coat (Josh Kerr, Jordyn Shellhart, Lori McKenna)
11. Problem Child (Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, Sean McConnell, Tofer Brown)
12. Bluebird (Karen Fairchild, Daniel Tashian, Ian Fitchuk)
13. Trouble With Forever (Jason Saenz, Marc Beeson, Sara Haze)

The Nightfall Tour

  • Jan. 16 | New York, NY |Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
  • Jan. 17 | New York, NY | Apollo Theater
  • Jan. 18 | New York, NY | Apollo Theater
  • Jan. 30 | Philadelphia, PA | The Met Philadelphia
  • Jan. 31 | Philadelphia, PA | The Met Philadelphia
  • Feb. 01 | Pittsburgh, PA | Benedum Center
  • Feb. 07 | Boston, MA | Boch Center Wang Theatre
  • Feb. 08 | Boston, MA | Boch Center Wang Theatre
  • Feb. 14 | Cincinnati, OH | Taft Theatre
  • Feb. 15 | Cincinnati, OH | Taft Theatre
  • Feb. 20 | St. Louis, MO | Fabulous Fox Theatre
  • Feb. 21 | Indianapolis, IN | Murat Theatre
  • Feb. 22 | Indianapolis, IN | Murat Theatre
  • Feb. 26 | Tampa, FL Ruth | Eckerd Hall
  • Feb. 27 | Tampa, FL Ruth | Eckerd Hall
  • March 05 | Charleston, SC | Charleston Gaillard Center
  • March 06 | Charleston, SC | Charleston Gaillard Center
  • March 07 | Atlanta, GA | Fox Theatre
  • March 12 | Detroit, MI | Fox Theatre
  • March 13 | Chicago, IL | The Chicago Theatre
  • March 14 | Chicago, IL | The Chicago Theatre
  • March 27 | Salt Lake City, | UTEccles Theater
  • March 28 | Salt Lake City, | UT Eccles Theater
  • April 09 | Seattle, WA | The Paramount Theatre
  • April 10 | Seattle, WA | The Paramount Theatre
  • April 15 | Portland, OR | Keller Auditorium
  • April 17 | Oakland, CA | Fox Theater-Oakland
  • April 18 | Oakland, CA | Fox Theater-Oakland
  • April 23 | Los Angeles, CA | The Theatre At Ace Hotel
  • April 24 | Los Angeles, CA | The Theatre At Ace Hotel
  • April 26 | Las Vegas, NV | The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • April 28 | Phoenix, AZ | Comerica Theatre
  • May 01 | Denver, CO | Paramount Theatre
  • May 02 | Denver, CO | Paramount Theatre

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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