Little Big Town Gears Up for Album Release With Performance of New Song, “Sugar Coat,” on “The Tonight Show” [Watch]

Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town will drop their ninth studio album, Nightfall, on Jan. 17.

In the lead-up to the album’s release this week, the quartet has been making the media rounds with appearances on the Today show and The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. In both instances, LBT performed new song, “Sugar Coat,” which was penned by Lori McKenna, Jordyn Shellhart and Josh Kerr.

“The new album has 13 tracks—we cut so many songs,” says Karen to Nash Country Daily. “We self-produced this record, so a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into this one. I love all of the different vocal moments on the record. Lots of new adventures on this record with co-writing. We’re really proud of it.”

LBT will embark on a 34-date tour—dubbed The Nightfall Tour—which kicks off on Jan. 16 in New York at Carnegie Hall, followed by back-to-back shows at Apollo Theater, before making additional stops in Philadelphia, Boston, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Chicago, L.A. Denver and more.

“This will be our first time playing Carnegie Hall on the 16th, then the album will come out on midnight, and then we’re doing two nights at the Apollo,” says Jimi to NCD. “It’s just gonna be a fun time across the country and all these iconic theaters, and an intimate setting, which is gonna be great for this record.”

Watch LBT perform “Sugar Coat” below.

Nightfall Track List & Songwriters
1. Next To You (Hillary Reynolds, Michael Jade, Trevor Jarvis)
2. Nightfall (Karen Fairchild, Daniel Tashian, Fancy Hagood)
3. Forever And A Night (Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, Foy Vance)
4. Throw Your Love Away (Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose, Lori McKenna)
5. Over Drinking (Carey Barlowe, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Steph Jones, Hillary Lindsey)
6. Wine, Beer, Whiskey (Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, Sean McConnell, Tofer Brown)
7. Questions (Karen Fairchild, Jon Green, Sara Haze)
8. The Daughters (Karen Fairchild, Sean McConnell, Ashley Ray)
9. River Of Stars (Karen Fairchild, Daniel Tashian, Ian Fitchuk)
10. Sugar Coat (Josh Kerr, Jordyn Shellhart, Lori McKenna)
11. Problem Child (Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, Sean McConnell, Tofer Brown)
12. Bluebird (Karen Fairchild, Daniel Tashian, Ian Fitchuk)
13. Trouble With Forever (Jason Saenz, Marc Beeson, Sara Haze)

photo by Tammie Arroyo,