Taste of the NFL Super Bowl Weekend
TASTE OF THE NFL has announced that GRAMMY® award-winning country group, Little Big Town, will perform at the 24th Annual Taste of the NFL Party with a Purpose®, held on the eve of Super Bowl XLIX on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Tickets to the Party with a Purpose® featuring Little Big Town are on sale now at www.tasteofthenfl.com.
Little Big Town, presented by American Family Insurance, will join the country’s top chefs and the NFL’s greatest players at the Party with a Purpose® in an effort to raise money in support of food banks throughout the United States. This year’s star-studded fundraising event brings together exceptional cuisine, prominent chefs from around the country, NFL players, coaches, legends and celebrities, all to support the fight against hunger.
The three-time reigning Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year and Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Group of the Year recently completed their critically acclaimed sixth studio album Pain Killer, which features No. 1 hit “Day Drinking” as well as their newly released single, “Girl Crush.” In addition to their passion for music, Little Big Town is also avid “foodies” with an appetite for helping those in need. Their performance at the Party with a Purpose® underscores their commitment to giving back to the community and cause-related efforts as they help Taste of the NFL raise awareness and funds for hunger relief.
“It’s a privilege to perform at this year’s Taste of the NFL event and to help raise funds and awareness for hunger relief,” said Band Member Karen Fairchild. “Working together to support the fight against hunger is something that we are very passionate about. We are excited to help support local food banks and are eager to defeat hunger throughout the U.S.”
“Little Big Town are extraordinary musicians that will no doubt deliver a show-stopping performance for our guests,” said TNFL’s Executive Producer Max Kittel. “We are excited that our musical act shares our commitment to helping Kick Hunger in America. They’re not just here to perform, but to help Taste of the NFL raise dollars and awareness for communities throughout the U.S. and locally in Arizona.”
ABOUT TASTE OF THE NFL
Since 1992, the Taste of the NFL (a 501c3 organization) has rallied the country’s top chefs and the NFL’s greatest players to raise money in support of food banks throughout the United States. To date, Taste of The NFL’s programs and events have distributed more than $22 million to help feed the 37 million Americans who have turned to their local food banks for assistance. The season long efforts culminate each year with
the Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose®. This year’s star-studded fundraising event brings together exceptional cuisine, prominent chefs from around the country, NFL players, coaches, legends and more, all to support the fight against hunger. Company support for this year’s 24th anniversary Party With a Purpose® includes E & J Gallo, Low T Centers, City of Scottsdale, Valley GMC Dealers, American Family Insurance, Scottsdale CVB, and Arizona-based AVNET.
As part of the organization’s commitment to rallying the country’s top chefs to raise awareness and money, TASTE OF THE NFL have partnered with Andrew Zimmern as this year’s national culinary host for its Party with a Purpose®. Zimmern, the creator, host and co-executive producer of Travel Channel’s hit series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, will lead the charge along side national celebrity spokesperson, Alyssa Milano.
ABOUT LITTLE BIG TOWN
Grammy Award-winning country group, Little Big Town–consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook– first entered the music scene more than 15 years ago with hits such as “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” “Good As Gone” and Grammy-nominated single “Little White Church.”
Their highly-anticipated sixth studio album Pain Killer was released October 21st, to rave critical review and has been named one of the “Best Country Albums of 2014” by Billboard, Rolling Stone and iTunes. Pain Killer, produced by Jay Joyce follows the bands platinum-selling album Tornado which includes #1 hits “Pontoon” and “Tornado.”
Collectively, the group has earned more than 25 award show nominations and has taken home the award for ACM Top New Vocal Group, CMA Single of the Year (“Pontoon”), CMA Vocal Group of the Year for 3 consecutive years (2012-2014), ACM Vocal Group of the Year, ACM Video of the Year (“Tornado”), a Grammy Award for Best Country Group/Duo Performance (“Pontoon”) and an Emmy award (Outstanding Original Song-“Good Afternoon”).
The foursome recently launched The Pain Killer Tour in early November and just received a 2015 GRAMMY Award nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their hit song “Day Drinking.” For more information on Little Big Town visit www.littlebigtown.com