‘Little Big Town’ pays an emotional tribute to The Judds with ‘Grandpa’

Little Big Town singing

‘Little Big Town’ are country music superstars with multiple hits. They joined with other stars to honor the country music legacy of Naomi Judd. The emotional evening was filled with beautiful speeches and musical performances.

Karen Fairchild

The band begins by thanking the family and talking about how much of an honor it is to be on stage for the event. These words are heartfelt and filled with emotion, and they launch into a song fitting the occasion.

‘Little Big Town’ sings ‘Grandpa,’ which is a nostalgic tune that asks about times gone by. The hook ends with the line ‘Grandpa, tell me about the good old days.’

Kimberly Schlapman and Karen Fairchild

A grandchild asks in the lyrics, ‘Did lovers really fall in love to stay, and stand beside each other, come what may? Was a promise really something people kept, not just something they would say?’

The group is backed by a drummer, multiple guitars, and keyboards. The audience is small, and the venue is intimate to honor Naomi Judd’s contribution to country music. It is a more subdued performance due to the nature of the song.

Little Big Town singing

The band known as ‘Little Big Town’ was founded in 1998, featuring Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook. They sing heavy four-part harmonies, with each taking a turn as lead vocalist. They have scored number one singles with ‘Pontoon’ and ‘Better Man.’

A night set aside to honor Naomi Judd contained many familiar faces and famous country singers. ‘Little Big Town’ was so humbled to be invited to this event. They spent their opening moments repeatedly thanking the family for including them. It was a touching performance of a classic country song.

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