The Road to Here

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The Road to Here
Studio album by Little Big Town
Released October 4, 2005
Genre Country
Length 52:20
Label Equity
Producer Wayne Kirkpatrick and Little Big Town
Little Big Town chronology
Little Big Town
(2002)
The Road to Here
(2005)
A Place to Land
(2007)
Singles from The Road to Here
  1. "Boondocks"
    Released: May 5, 2005
  2. "Bring It On Home"
    Released: January 30, 2006
  3. "Good as Gone"
    Released: September 25, 2006
  4. "A Little More You"
    Released: February 19, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Stylus Magazine A-[2]

The Road to Here is the second album by the American country music group Little Big Town. The album was released on October 4, 2005 on Equity Records and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album was nominated for Best Country Album and "Boondocks" was nominated for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.[3]

Content[edit]

Singles released from the album include "Boondocks", "Bring It On Home", "Good as Gone", and "A Little More You", all of which charted in the Top 20 on the Hot Country Songs charts. "Bring It On Home" was the highest, at number 4, and "Boondocks" reached number 9 in addition to achieving a gold certification as a single.[4] Besides these songs, an acoustic rendition of "Stay", a song from the group's self-titled debut, is included. According to the liner notes, Kimberly Roads was inspired to write "Lost" after her husband died.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Good as Gone"   Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Roads, Phillip Sweet, Jimi Westbrook, Wayne Kirkpatrick Fairchild 4:12
2. "Boondocks"   Fairchild, Roads, Sweet, Westbrook and Kirkpatrick Fairchild, Roads, Sweet, Westbrook 4:32
3. "Bones"   Fairchild, Roads, Sweet, Westbrook and Kirkpatrick Fairchild, Roads, Sweet, Westbrook 3:46
4. "Bring It On Home"   Greg Bieck, Tyler Hayes Bieck, Kirkpatrick Sweet 4:20
5. "Wounded"   Fairchild, Roads, Sweet, Westbrook and Kirkpatrick Roads 3:39
6. "A Little More You"   Fairchild, Roads, Sweet, Westbrook and Kirkpatrick Westbrook 4:25
7. "Live with Lonesome"   Julian C. Bunetta, Kirkpatrick Fairchild 3:47
8. "Mean Streak"   Fairchild, Roads, Sweet, Westbrook and Kirkpatrick Roads 4:33
9. "Looking for a Reason"   Thad Beaty, Shelly Fairchild, Kirkpatrick Fairchild 3:05
10. "Lost"   Fairchild, Roads, Sweet, Westbrook and Kirkpatrick Westbrook 4:38
11. "Welcome to the Family"   Jim Collins, Kirkpatrick Sweet, Westbrook 4:10
12. "Fine with Me"   Fairchild, Roads, Sweet, Westbrook and Kirkpatrick Westbrook 3:26
13. "Stay" (acoustic version) Jason Deere, K. Fairchild, Roads, Sweet, Westbrook Roads 3:47

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[5]

Little Big Town[edit]

  • Karen Fairchild – vocals
  • Kimberly Roads – vocals
  • Philip Sweet – vocals
  • Jimi Westbrook – vocals

Additional musicians[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 12
U.S. Billboard 200 51
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
US Country US
2005 "Boondocks" 9 46
2006 "Bring It On Home" 4 58
"Good as Gone" 18
2007 "A Little More You" 20 101
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[6] Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "The Road to Here review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ Inskeep, Thomas. "Little Big Town - The Road to Here - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ Grammy nominations
  4. ^ Boondocks certified by RIAA as Gold digital single
  5. ^ a b The Road to Here (CD). Little Big Town. Equity Music Group. 2005. 2172383. 
  6. ^ "American album certifications – Little Big Town – The Road to Here". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH