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Karen Fairchild on a track of Dustin Lynch’s ‘Current Mood’
American country musician Dustin Lynch’s new album ‘Current Mood’ is due to be launched on 8th September 2017. During the recent party to introduce the new record in his hometown, Tennessee narrated a rather wonderful story behind the track ‘Love Me or Leave Me Alone’. It was related to how the Little Big Town’s member Karen Fairchild had managed to put her voice on this track. Talking about it, Dustin Lynch said:
“We would get on Luke’s bus. He was working on his new album — which I heard yesterday on his bus in New Hampshire and it’s rockin’! — and Little Big Town was working on their new album. We’d get on Luke’s bus every couple weeks and be like, ‘Let’s play some demos!’”
“I played… this demo, and Karen Fairchild heard it and said, ‘Man, play that for me one more time.’ So I played it again and then they wanted it again, and I’m like, ‘This really cool. They actually dig the song…’”
The next move and words from Karen Fairchild took Dustin by surprise. She said:
“Karen looked up and she goes, ‘I’m gonna cut off your balls if you don’t let me sing this with you on your album,’”
Dustin idolizes Karen and he readily said yes. Hence on this song, Karen has sung with Dustin and it has come out very amazing and unique.
Karen Fairchild in The Little Big Town
Karen Fairchild started as a member of a local Christian vocal group in the mid-1990s. Karen Fairchild had formed the country music band group called as ‘Little Big Town’ in 1998. The four members were Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet. Kimberly Schlapman was her classmate at the Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. This group released their first album named ‘Little Big Town; in 2002.
As the group was gaining some ground, Karen and Phillip went through a divorce with their spouses. The first album was released with Monument Nashville label. Later they moved to Equity Music group. Their 2010 album with Capitol Nashville called ‘The Reason Why’ reached position 1 on US country music charts.
Karen Fairchild and Jimi’s love story
The band worked together and started releasing albums which were appreciated and gradually grew in popularity. As the four members continued to work, Kimberly’s husband Steven Roads died in a heart attack. He was also the band’s lawyer. Slowly they came out of the shock and started producing good songs again.
Jimi Westbrook and Karen Fairchild came close and love blossomed between the two members. They tied the knot on 31st May 2006. It was a quiet wedding ceremony held in Nashville. The news became public only 2 months after their marriage. It was after a wait of 4 years that they decided to expand their family.
On 5th March 2010, their son Elijah Dylan Westbrook was born. The family is a happy one and enjoys quality time with each other. Jimi loves his son extensively and they holiday together. Mother Karen is also very fond of her little one and celebrates his birthdays and does outings with him. The couple is married now for more than a decade and they have not let any issues affect their relationship!
Karen Fairchild perform with Kimberly Schlapman
Both of the singers Karen and Kimberly were honored in Gladys Knight and both of them killed the performance.
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