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Little Big Town awarded CMA International Achievement Award

The band picked up the award ahead of their C2C performance in London.

Little Big Town
Credit: Reid Long

Little Big Town won the CMA (Country Music Association) International Artist Achievement Award, which was presented to them last weekend.

The chart-topping Country group were surprised during a visit to BBC Radio 2, where they were given the award by award by BBC Radio 2 presenter Steve Wright.

The CMA International Artist Achievement Awards recognises outstanding achievement by a US-based artist who has demonstrated the most significant creative growth, development and promotion of the Country Music industry outside the United States during the eligibility period.


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The surprise took place following Little Big Town’s interview at Wogan House in London with Wright and co-presenters Tim Smith and
Janey Lee Grace. Damon Whiteside, CMO of the Country Music Association joined the group to represent the CMA.

Previous winners of the award include Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Shania Twain, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley, Dixie Chicks and The Mavericks.

Little Big Town headlined the third and final night of C2C: Country to Country 2018 at The O2 Arena in London. They also performed at C2C in Glasgow on Friday and Dublin on Saturday.

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Little Big Town and their seventh studio album The Breaker is out now on Capitol Records Nashville/Decca.

Photo caption left to right: Radio 2 presenter Janey Lee Grace, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Radio 2 presenter Steve Wright, Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook and Radio 2 presenter Tim Smith.

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