Convocation Center holds first concert- Little Big Town

April 23, 2009 | Leave a Comment


"I feel no shame"- one of the lead singers, Jimi Westbrook, of Little Big Town sang acappella and the roar of the crowd was deafening. This lyric is from Little Big Town's hit song "Boondocks."

The dynamic group brought down the house at the first concert held in the John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center.

"The arena has great sound and acoustics," said Vice President for Business and Treasurer Jim Roberts.

Made up of four members, Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman, they have been friends for years and write their music together.

"Their harmony and interaction with the audience was wonderful," said Joyce Mashtare, staff member in the Divinity School.

The group's energy kept the crowd dancing and clapping. Their warm, friendly vibe gave the concert a personal feel.

"We love playing live," said Fairchild.

The group held a contest for two fans to win backstage passes.

"I'm a big country music fan," said Mikaela Dalton, freshman. "This concert was amazing. It's nice to see a group with such talent."

Photo Copy: Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town played at Campbell University on April 23, 2009. Photo by Paul Burgett.