Country’s Biggest Stars Jump Aboard Little Big Town’s ‘Pontoon’ in Funny Viral Video
It's not uncommon for the hottest songs on radio to become viral YouTube sensations with the fans, but it's not every day that a village of superstars jump on board a song and create their own tribute to it. Many of the biggest names in country music -- including Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Sara Evans and the ladies of Pistol Annies -- have come together in a hilarious viral video for Little Big Town's summer smash anthem, 'Pontoon.'
In the clip, a slew of country artists can be seen belting out the tune in different scenes, some -- like Rucker -- laughing too hard to keep a straight face, while Evans throws herself a tour bus dance party. Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Wynonna Judd, Jake Owen, Kix Brooks and Hunter Hayes also make appearances.
Arguably the hottest song on country radio right now, 'Pontoon' has garnered nearly four million views on YouTube in its original form, and is quickly approaching platinum status on Billboard's Digital Songs chart. The track is Little Big Town's fastest-rising single t0 date, vaulting to No. 3 on the country charts in just 16 weeks.
"I am so excited for people to hear this new record,” band member Jimi Westbrook says of 'Tornado,' the quartet's upcoming album. “We worked with Jay Joyce and he really pushed us to be in the moment. There was such an amazing energy between all of us in the studio and I think you can feel it.”
'Pontoon' is the first radio offering from 'Tornado,' which will hit store shelves and digital retailers on Sept. 11. If this funny star-studded video is any indication of LBT's forthcoming album, look for it at the top of the charts next month.
Watch Country Music's Biggest Stars Sing Little Big Town's 'Pontoon'