Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-09-18

Little Big Town will perform at Samford University Saturday, Oct. 20, as part of Homecoming weekend activities. The public is invited.

The country music band will perform at 8:30 p.m. in Pete Hanna Center. The popular Grammy-nominated band includes former Samford students Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Roads, as well as Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook, who hails from Sumiton.

Regular performers on Country Music Television, the band recently completed a five-month, 30-concert tour with Martina McBride.

In August, the list of nominees for this year's Country Music Association Awards included LBT in the running for the Horizon and Vocal Group of the Year honors. The awards show will be telecast on Nov. 7 on ABC.

Their CD, The Road to Here, earned the group numerous accolades in 2006, as did the song, "Boondocks."

Their Samford performance will be the first concert presented in the new multi-purpose Hanna Center. Reserved chair-back seats in the lower bowl are $25. General admission seats in the upper bleachers are $15.

Tickets are on sale now at Tel. (205) 726-2807.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.