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LITTLE BIG TOWN TO PERFORM THEIR SMASH HIT “GIRL CRUSH” WITH SUPERSTAR FAITH HILL AS A SPECIAL GUEST ON
THE “2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” will be Hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen and Broadcast LIVE on ABC Sunday, May 17th at 8pm ET From The MGM Grand Garden Arena

 

Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that Grammy-winning country group Little Big Town will perform current single “Girl Crush” on the “2015 Billboard Music Awards.” They will be joined by superstar Faith Hill for a special rendition of their monster hit song. These stars join previously announced musical performers Kelly Clarkson, Hozier, Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, along with special duet performances by “Empire” recording artists Jussie Smollett and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray with Estelle, Fall Out Boy featuring Wiz Khalifa, Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea and Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend. The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” will be hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen and broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, on ABC from 8:00 PM–11:00 PM ET.

Fun performer facts include:

  • Little Big Town has claimed seven top 10 hits on the Hot Country Songs chart, including their latest No. 1 hit single “Girl Crush.” Their most recent album, 2014’s Pain Killer, became their fourth consecutive top 10 album on the Top Country Albums chart.
  • Four-time Billboard Music Award winner Faith Hill is one of the top-selling female artists of all time with nine No. 1 singles and 23 top 10 hits on the Hot Country Songs chart.  Her six studio albums are all certified multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and she has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
Grammy-winning group, Little Big Town – consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook – first entered the music scene more than 16 years ago with the hits “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” “Little White Church” and the Grammy-winning double-platinum single “Pontoon.” The quartet’s fifth studio album, the platinum-selling Tornado, debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Chart in 2012, where it stayed in the No. 1 position for five consecutive weeks.  Little Big Town recently released their sixth studio album, Pain Killer, featuring their chart-topping hit single “Day Drinking” and current record-breaking single “Girl Crush.” Little Big Town fulfilled a career milestone and lifelong dream in 2014 when they became the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry.Faith Hill is one of the top-selling and most-awarded female artists of all time.  In addition to four Billboard Music Awards, she has five Grammy Awards, 12 ACM Awards, four American Music Awards, four People’s Choice Awards, and three CMA Awards.   Hill began her career with a debut single that spent multiple weeks at #1 making her the first female country artist in more than 30 years to do so.  Since then she has consistently broken chart records with multiple albums topping both the Billboard Top 100 and Country charts, in addition to 14 #1 singles.  She has six certified multi-platinum studio albums and has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.  Known for her southern charm, she has been lauded by critics for having a voice that is “soulful, powerful, and unparalleled.”

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015.  Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.

Tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com.   Fans can also choose from multiple VIP premium ticket packages which include limited edition Billboard Music Awards merchandise, an invitation to the official Billboard Music Awards post-party and so much more! VIP premium ticket packages are available at www.cidentertainment.com/events/billboard-music-awards/.

Fan voting for the 2015 Chart Achievement Award presented by Samsung will continue through the first hour of the awards show, ending at 9pm ET. To vote for finalists Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea or Meghan Trainor go to BillboardMusicAwards.com/vote or the @OfficialBBMAs Twitter account. The special editorial award will be given to an innovative artist who has accomplished an outstanding and rare achievement on the Billboard music charts over the past year.

For additional information on the “2015 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.  The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

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ABOUT “2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”
The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015.  The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

ABOUT dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and “The PEOPLE Magazine Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dcp; “World’s Funniest Fails” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as “Boom!” (FOX) from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

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Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that Grammy-winning country group Little Big Town will perform current single “Girl Crush” on the “2015 Billboard Music Awards.”
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