Country Picks

The best country picks, June 27

CorrespondentJune 26, 2014 


Little Big Town, from left, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet.


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    • As the bluegrass community continues growing grey, its future depends on youngsters who pick and sing with the passion of the elders. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, students in PineCone’s fourth annual Bluegrass Camps for Youth will showcase their talents at Cary’s Page-Walker Arts and History Center. A concert by the Church Sisters will follow. Get more info at

With summer officially upon us, it’s time to head to the beach or the lake and do a little “Day Drinking.” At least according to Little Big Town, the country quartet known for its four-part harmonies and pulchritudinous stage presence. “Day Drinking,” the first single from the group’s forthcoming CD, “Painkiller,” is already garnering radio play and could become its first chart-topper since “Pontoon” in 2012. Together since 1998, Little Big Town has placed some 14 songs on the country singles chart, and has contributed to recordings by other hit-makers, including David Nail and Miranda Lambert. Friday at 7:30 p.m., the group will sing their hits and more at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. Jack Ingram and Sam Hunt will also perform. Tickets are $35-$45. For more information, visit

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