Sugarland and Little Big Town Discuss “Take Me Home” and Their Upcoming Co-Headlining Tour

Little Big Town and Sugarland teamed up for an amazing cover of Phil Collins’ “Take Me Home” at the 2024 CMT Music Awards on Sunday (April 7). On the same day, they announced a co-headlining tour and released the cover to streaming services. The last time these groups collaborated, they created the Grammy-winning rendition of “Life in a Northern Town” originally by Dream Academy. Now, they’re looking to revisit that success.

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Recently, members of Sugarland and Little Big Town sat down with CMT to discuss “Take Me Home.” During the conversation, they revealed why they decided to cover Collins’ 1985 hit and their hopes for the coming tour.

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Sugarland and Little Big Town Talk “Take Me Home”

“We would ne have had this 25-year-long career without the fans,” Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman said. “I just want them to feel like this is their story just as much as it is ours,” she added. “We’ll want to make sure we do all the songs that have become people’s anthems and our big hit songs. And then, we’ll also want to do songs that are incredibly just meaningful to the band and songs that fans didn’t hear on the radio, but that they have spoken up about and have become so important to them.”

Sugarland’s Kristian Bush added that the bands have been close friends since the beginning of their careers. “Great things happen when we’re on stage and in the studio. We’re so excited to make music together again,” he said.

[RELATED: Sugarland and Little Big Town Take the CMT Awards Stage Together for Amazing Performance, Announce Joint Tour]

Schlapman said that Bush came up with the idea to cover “Take Me Home.” She explained that the song is personal to her and the rest of the band as well. “I’m telling you, it is fun, it’s awesome. We sang our hearts out. We had so much fun doing it together,” she said of the new song. “I think the fans are going to feel it, and I think it’s going to bring them back to the days of ‘Life in a Northern Town’ … That kind of magic happened because the fans heard us do the song and loved it, and then it became a big old hit song, and then it won a Grammy.”

Take Me Home Tour Dates

  • 10/24—Greenville, South Carolina @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
  • 10/25—Raleigh, North Carolina @ PNC Arena
  • 10/25—Columbus, Ohio @ Columbus, Ohio
  • 10/31—Boston, Massachusetts @ TD Garden
  • 11/01—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania @ PPG Paints Arena
  • 11/02—Buffalo, New York @ KeyBank Arena
  • 11/07—Minneapolis, Minnesota @ Target Center
  • 11/08—Milwaukee, Wisconsin @ Fiserv Forum
  • 11/09—Grand Rapids, Michigan @ Van Andel Arena
  • 11/14—Kansas City, Missouri @ T-Mobile Arena
  • 11/15—Sioux Falls, South Dakota @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
  • 11/16—Moline, Illinois @ Vibrant Arena at the MARK
  • 11/21—Austin, Texas @ Moody Center
  • 11/22—Fort Worth, Texas @ Dickies Arena
  • 11/23—Tulsa, Oklahoma @ BOK Center
  • 12/11—Biloxi, Mississippi @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
  • 12/12—Duluth, Georgia @ Gas South Arena
  • 12/13—Nashville, Tennessee @ Bridgestone Arena

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