Little Texas Biography
Last updated: 05/26/2009 12:00:00 PM
Since Little Texas made their debut on the music scene in 1991, they have achieved remarkable success. They have been recipients of numerous awards and honors and continue to make great contributions to the music industry today. Little Texas composes, co-produces and plays the instruments that create their unique country sound, and they take great pride in that accomplishment. Their talents abound with strong vocals, tight harmonies, award-winning writing and multi-instrumental abilities.
Little Texas signed with Warner Bros. Records in 1989. Their first single "Some Guys Have All the Love" was released in 1991. Back then the band would affectionately and say it was "the little song that could". Now in retrospect they can say it was the little song that did!
It became their first top ten hit, and their second top ten smash "First Time for Everything" quickly followed, even before the completion of their first album. When Warner finally released the debut album, First Time For Everything in March, 1992 they saw it quickly turn to gold. "You and Forever and Me" and "I'd Rather Miss You" went on to give Little Texas four Top 10 singles from their debut album, and a spot touring with Clint Black.
In 1993, the band's second effort Big Time was released and became an instant success. The first single from the album, "What Might Have Been", was released simultaneously with the album and soon became Little Texas' first No. 1 hit. It also received Billboard's award for Video of the Year. "God Blessed Texas," their second release quickly became their second No. 1 hit. The band toured with Travis Tritt and Trisha Yearwood in 1993. The awards, national television appearances, and No. 1 songs culminated in May 1994, when the Academy of Country Music voted Little Texas its' Vocal Group of the Year. Recently Big Time was certified double platinum.
In the fall of 1994, Little Texas released its third effort Kick a Little, and embarked on its first co-headliner touring experience with Tim McGraw. This became the fifth-largest country tour of that year (coming in behind Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, and Brooks and Dunn). The group was also named CMT's Showcase Artist of the Month for September.
Kick a Little is certified platinum and spawned two Top 10 hits: the title track, which the band performed on the nationally televised CMA awards show, and the Grammy®-nominated "Amy's Back in Austin," which has subsequently been honored by BMI for more than one million plays on country radio.
In 1995, the group released their Greatest Hits offering which included two new releases and spawned another top ten hit with "Life Goes On". This album has already been certified gold.
After six years of a very demanding, non-stop touring schedule, the group embarked on a self-imposed hiatus to rejuvenate and concentrate on writing and recording their next album, Little Texas which was released April 22. Warner Bros. gave full support to the band and their decision to take some time to concentrate on the creative side of Little Texas.
The self titled , Little Texas , their final album is a wonderful collection of soulful ballads and rockin' tunes. Although country radio
did not embrace this effort, the band stands firmly behind this album and their fans are convinced it's the best yet!
Little Texas will disband at the end of 1997, and each of the band members will pursue individual projects. Their songwriting credentials, industry connections, musical and vocal talent provide many options for these talented musicians.