GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING COUNTRY GROUP LITTLE BIG TOWN TO PERFORM ON THE "BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR,"
TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FOR TWO HOURS,
MONDAY, JULY 4, ON CBS
Country Superstars Join Previously Announced Performers Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas
Grammy Award-winning country group Little Big Town will perform on the BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, a two-hour entertainment special to be broadcast live from the Charles River Esplanade in Boston, Monday, July 4 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT), on the CBS Television Network.
Little Big Town joins previously announced artists Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas, who will perform some of their biggest hits, accompanied by the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra under the direction of conductor Keith Lockhart.
The BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, now in its 43rd year, is the orchestra's annual free outdoor Fourth of July concert. David Mugar, who will also serve as executive producer, founded the event in 1974.
Little Big Town - consisting of Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman and Jimi Westbrook - first entered the music scene more than 18 years ago with hits "Boondocks," "Bring It on Home," "Good as Gone" and the Grammy-nominated single "Little White Church." With albums Tornado and Painkiller, they have seen massive success with #1 singles "Pontoon," "Tornado" and "Day Drinking" and, most recently, the best-selling country single of 2015, "Girl Crush." In October 2014, the group fulfilled a career milestone and lifelong dream when Reba McIntire asked them to become the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry. Little Big Town has earned over 35 award show nominations and in the past five years has taken home nearly 20 awards, including multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM Awards and an Emmy Award. This past November, they received honors from the CMA for Vocal Group of the Year and Single of the Year for "Girl Crush," and the song was also honored as CMA's Song of the Year. At the 2016 Grammy Awards, Little Big Town won "Best Country Group/Duo Performance," and "Girl Crush" received the honor for "Best Country Song." Most recently, Little Big Town received honors from the Academy of Country Music for Vocal Group of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year with Miranda Lambert, and was recognized with the Crystal Milestone Award. At the Billboard Awards, Little Big Town and "Girl Crush" were nominated for Top Country Song as well as Chart Achievement Award, and the group was honored as the 2016 Music Business Association Artist of the Year. Currently, Little Big Town is on the road with Luke Bryan for the Kill the Lights Tour. Their new album, Wanderlust, produced by Pharrell Williams, was released June 10.
The BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR live broadcast will be produced by White Cherry Entertainment, and the live event by Boston 4 Productions. Glenn Weiss, Ricky Kirshner and R.A. Clark will serve as executive producers for the national telecast. The executive producers for Boston 4 Productions are David G. Mugar, Pamela Picard and Rich MacDonald. Michael Mathis of IMG Media and Pamela Picard will produce the local telecast seen on WBZ-TV Boston 8:00- 9:00 PM, live ET. Glenn Weiss will direct the network broadcast, and Robin Abrams will direct the local broadcast.
RATING: To Be Announced