Little Big Town hit the red carpet at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas with four nominations under their belts, the most for any group. Before the band even made it inside the show, they won Video of the Year.
Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy, stepped out on to the arrivals line to surprise the Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Philip Sweet with the trophy. “Tornado” director Shane Drake says, “I do remember when I first got this track, the idea was pretty immediate. I immediately had the visuals and they’re all pretty bizarre.” Drake says he thought it was along shot that anyone in the band would read his treatment, or think it made sense. “Thank God they did and it worked out,” Drake says. “This is one I’m very very proud of.
Fairchild spreads the message of thanks to Capitol Records and the band’s management. Check out the video for “Tornado” below, and let us know if you agree with the win.