LBT talks friendship, and of course "Day Drinking"
Jimi Westbrook had a perm when he was 10 years old. Let's let that sink in a little bit. Just picture the Little Big Town singer and musician without the sexy, closely cropped style he wears now and, instead, with tight, spirally curls all over his little boy head. That was revelation number one when the band joined Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on NBC's Today show this week to chat and perform their summer to-do list song, "Day Drinking."
Revelation number two? When Westbrook and the band's Karen Fairchild first started dating, it was way before the band's swanky tour buses came along. They admitted their love actually started in a minivan. "That's real love when you fall in love in a minivan," Kimberly Schlapman cracked. And hey, she must be right - Westbrook and Fairchild have been married for eight years now!
But the appearance wasn’t all about jokes and “Drinking” Westbrook did get serious for a couple of minutes, though, when he talked about why the friendship between the four singers works so well even after 15 years together. "We're friends first," he said. "And we take care of each other. You gotta take care of each other, especially when you live in such close quarters as we do on the bus, and just be respectful of each other and talk and communicate."