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Little Big Town revisits the song doctor on 'Pain Killer'
Little Big Town revisits the song doctor on 'Pain Killer'

“They say you are who you hang with,” Kimberly Schlapman declares on the new album by Little Big Town, and for this coed country group, that’s turned out to be a boon. Once viewed as a kind of lower-wattage version of Lady Antebellum – strummy acoustic guitars, steady soft-rock tempos, creamy male-female vocal harmonies – Little Big Town seemed on the verge of fading to bland two years ago before it hired Jay Joyce, a producer known for his work with rock acts like Cage the Elephant, to oversee its fifth studio album, “Tornado.” Yet Joyce ended up remaking the foursome’s sound, going fuzzier and funkier, and in the process he boosted its...

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