Little Big Town has earned a RIAA Platinum certification for “Pontoon,” the smash single from their upcoming album Tornado, in stores September 11. The track, which was written by Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird and Barry Dean, is the group’s fastest selling-single to date and has spent four weeks as a No.1 country digital download.
To coincide with the release of Tornado, LBT will make coast-to-coast television appearances, including ABC’s Good Morning America (9/10) and a performance during the premiere week of The Ellen DeGeneres Show (9/13). The band will also perform on the upcoming ABC Television Special CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock (9/17) and will also be featured on CMT’s Unplugged Series, which will premiere on CMT.com September 11 and on CMT September 18.
The group has also been selected to perform at the T.J. Martell Foundation’s 37th Annual Honors Gala on Tuesday, October 23 at the legendary Ciprianis on 42nd St in New York. LBT will join fellow performer Grace Potter and presenters to help pay tribute to honorees Russell Simmons, Del Bryant, Edward Walson and Randy Jackson. The special evening includes a star-studded red carpet, musical performances by some of today’s greatest performers and attendance by celebrity friends and families. The night also includes a fantastic cocktail reception, dinner, awards presentation and world-class silent auction to raise funds for cancer and AIDS research.