Capitol Records Nashville’s Little Big Town tops the Billboard album charts as Tornado takes the No.1 spot on the Country chart and No. 2 on the Top 200 chart with 112,758 units sold in its first week. Tornado, the fifth studio album from LBT, more than doubles the first week sales of their last album, The Reason Why, and is the highest-selling debut of their career to date. This is the band’s second consecutive chart-topping album. Additionally, the album’s Platinum-certified lead single “Pontoon,” spent two weeks at #1 on the country radio charts – another career first for the band.
Tornado has received rave reviews from critics and has been featured in publications such as The Associated Press, Billboard, Ladies Home Journal, MSN, People Magazine, People Country, The Tennessean, USA Today, Yahoo! Music, and more. The band has been featured on the covers of Country Weekly and Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, and in the past week, appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, CMT Unplugged, ABC’s “CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY’S NIGHT TO ROCK,” and during the premiere week of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The band will continue to make appearances in support of Tornado’s release including a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on September 26th, where they will perform their newest single, “Tornado.” Little Big Town is also nominated for three awards at the upcoming 46th Annual CMA Awards – Vocal Group Of The Year, Single Of The Year for “Pontoon,” and Music Video Of The Year for “Pontoon.”