Little Big Town Surprised With Double-Platinum Plaque For “Girl Crush”

Pictured (L-R): LBT’s Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook, RIAA EVP Public Policy & Industry Relations Michele Ballantyne, LBT’s Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Sweet. Photo: Becky Fluke

Pictured (L-R): LBT’s Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook, RIAA EVP Public Policy & Industry Relations Michele Ballantyne, LBT’s Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Sweet. Photo: Becky Fluke

Little Big Town received a surprise visit from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) prior to a performance at Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena Friday night (April 8). Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet were presented with an RIAA double-platinum certification plaque celebrating their hit, “Girl Crush.”

“Girl Crush,” written by Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose, won two CMA Awards (Single of the Year and Song of the Year), was nominated for Grammy Song of the Year and earned the distinction of Grammy Best Country Song. The group also took home a Grammy for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for the record-breaking tune.

“Girl Crush,” the second single off Little Big Town’s gold-selling sixth studio album Pain Killer (Capitol Records Nashville), remained at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 13 consecutive weeks, setting the longest run in the top spot for a group since 1959.

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