NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 11, 2013 - Grammy-winning group Little Big Town are continuing their Country dominance with their second career No. 1 single, "Tornado." The dark track, off the album of the same name, follows on the heels of their very first No. 1 song "Pontoon" which topped the charts last summer. This week "Tornado" takes over the top spot on Mediabase radio airplay from Tim McGraw's "One of Those Nights," from his Two Lanes of Freedom record.
“Women like to beat their chest a little bit and put a man in their place every now and then. It’s good for a woman.” Karen Fairchild says. “Yeah, I love the hands go up in the air and they spin it all around, you know, like waving in the air as though they have someone in mind.”
Fairchild confesses that upon every performance of the twisted song, she has someone specific in mind. “It’s not Jimi. Everyone thinks it might be Jimi, but it can be anything," she explains. "I just like to get up there and think about somebody who doesn’t want to take anyone’s BS anymore, you know, whatever girl is out there. It’s fun. Glad the fans are digging it so much.”
This past year has been a year of career firsts for the group. At the 46th Annual CMA Awards, Little Big Town took home their first crystal trophy for "Single of the Year" for their summer "Pontoon" smash. Earlier this year, they also took home their first Grammy for "Best Country Duo/Group Performance" for the motor-boatin' song.
Currently, the group is out on the road on the Tornado Tour. Newcomer Kacey Musgraves ("Merry Go 'Round") and David Nail are the opening acts. Hitting over 25 cities across the country, the supergroup are demonstrating their staying power, despite taking over 14 years to hit a major industry breakthrough in 2012. "I don't think we've ever been as excited as we are about getting on tour because of that, 'cause there are a lot of fans who have bought this record," Kimberly Schlapman tells ABC News Radio of headlining the spring tour.