“Mmmmm….motor boatin’” is one of those catchy lyrics that can quickly get stuck in your head, and it’s one of the reasons that Little Big Town‘s country summer hit “Pontoon” was recently certified platinum, indicating it has sold more than 1 million copies.
The first single from the band’s upcoming album Tornado (available Sept. 11), “Pontoon” also reached No. 1 this week–the first ever chart-topping song for the group.
Among those congratulating Little Big Town on their career milestone was Keith Urban, who posted a personal message and video:
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) Sept. 5, 2012
Congratulations also came in from Little Big Town’s Changed tour mates Edens Edge, who even did a little celebrating on their bus.
— Little Big Town (@LBTmusic) September 3, 2012
I’m an LBT fan!! Pontoon baby!!! twitter.com/JayDeMarcus/st…
— Jay DeMarcus (@JayDeMarcus) August 31, 2012
Even Nashville’s infamous naked statue celebrated the occasion:
— NashvilleCountryClub (@CountryClub) Sept. 4, 2012
And of course, the members Little Big Town very much appreciated all the love.
Been filming today & just saw all the well wishes from so many friends. From the bottom of our hearts- thank you!!! We love you all. k,k,j,p
— Little Big Town (@LBTmusic) Sept. 5, 2012
Since hit songs get stuck in fans’ heads all the time, do you ever wonder if the the same thing happens for the bandmembers…with their own songs? During an interview this week on Detroit station WYCD, the Dr. Don Morning Show asked Little Big Town exactly that question. And, they wondered, if the answer is yes, which song is it? Almost uniformly they answered “Pontoon.”
“Last night I could not sleep, and ‘Pontoon’ was in my head,” said singer Karen Fairchild.
– Nanci Haskin / 99.5 WYCD