• Karen Fairchild is a singer and founding member of the country music group Little Big Town
• She has an estimated net worth of over $3 million
• She grew up in Marietta, Georgia and joined the Christian vocal group Truth as lead vocalist
• She and Little Big Town released their first album in 2002, and their single “Pontoon” became their first number one hit and won a Grammy Award
• She married Little Big Town bandmate Jimi Westbrook in 2006 and they have a son together

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SpouseJimi Westbrook
FactSon, Elijah Dylan Westbrook, born March 5, 2010.

Who is Karen Fairchild?

Karen Fairchild was born on 28 September 1969, in Gary, Indiana USA, and is a singer, best known for being one of the founding members of the country music group called Little Big Town, in which she performs alongside Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet.

The Net Worth of Karen Fairchild

Over $3 million,

Early Life and Music Beginnings

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While Karen was born in Indiana, her family later moved to Marietta, Georgia where she grew up. At a young age she developed a strong interest in music, and became a member of the Christian vocal group called Truth in which she served as the lead vocalist for several performances. She eventually left the group to form a musical duo with Leigh Cappillino called KarenLeigh, but it was also an unsuccessful endeavor.

After matriculating from high school, she then enrolled in Samford University, where she would meet Kimberly Rhoads and the two decided to form a musical group. They moved to Nashville, Tennessee in hopes of getting a break in the music industry, leading to two more members – Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet – joining their group, so forming Little Big Town. In 2000, the group landed a record deal with Mercury Nashville Records but they were not able to release music, and they were dropped from the label roster. A year later, they started working as backing vocalists and songwriters for other popular artists.

Little Big Town

In 2002, the group managed to get a second recording contract, this time with Monument Records. They released their first, self-titled album during the same year, which had several songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, although during a time when several members of the group were having trouble with their respective marriages. When Monument’s Nashville branch was dissolved, the group exited and took day jobs to support themselves while continuing to tour. In 2005, the group signed to Equity Music Group, and started releasing songs once more, leading up to their second album entitled “The Road To Here”.

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The album would become certified platinum, and produced their first top five hit on Hot Country Songs. Unlike their first album, a lot of their songs were co-written by members of the group, which helped with its success. They then worked on “A Place to Land” – their third album – before deciding to leave Equity and move to Capitol Nashville, meantime continuing to tour, while releasing music; in 2008, they toured with Carrie Underwood and were the opening act. Karen also recorded a duet with John Mellencamp for the album “Life, Death, Love and Freedom”. The following year, they were nominated for a CMA Vocal Group of the Year Award.

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Later Projects

In 2010, Little Big Town started working on their fourth album entitled “The Reason Why”, which produced the high charting single “Little White Church”. They went on tour to promote their album and two years later, released their fifth album entitled “Tornado”. The album’s lead single “Pontoon” became their first number one hit, and the first single of theirs to receive Platinum certification, and would also win a Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

In 2014, the group recorded for their sixth studio album entitled “Pain Killer”, which produced high charting songs as well. They were later invited to join the Grand Ole Opry and were nominated for numerous CMA Awards the following year. They also received several Grammy Award nominations, and then started touring around the UK. In 2016, they announced their seventh studio album entitled “Wanderlust”, which wasn’t marketed as a country album, with tracks produced by Pharrell Williams. Afterwards, they started working on an eighth album entitled “The Breaker”, before they were announced as the first act in history to have residency at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. They also continued to tour to promote their releases.

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Personal Life

For her personal life, it is known that Karen married Little Big Town band member Jimi Westbrook in 2006 and they have a son together. Jimi is her second husband with her first marriage ending in divorce sometime after the release of Little Big Town’s first album.

General Info

Full NameKaren Fairchild
EducationSamford University


SpouseJimi Westbrook
ChildrenElijah Dylan Westbrook
SiblingsKelly Fairchild


AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song
Music GroupsLittle Big Town
NominationsCountry Music Association Award for Musical Event of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Better Man, Girl Crush, Pontoon

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1Member of Little Big Town.
2Born in Gary, Indiana, but spent most of her childhood in Marietta, Georgia.
3Attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where she met Kimberly Schlapman, her Little Big Town band mate.
4Son, Elijah Dylan Westbrook, born March 5, 2010.




Great Performances2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Conan2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
40th Annual Country Music Association Awards2006TV Special writer: "Bones"


Little Big Town: Little White Church2010Video short


The Talk2016-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
E! Live from the Red Carpet2015-2017TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest: Little Big Town / Herself
Project Runway All Stars2016TV SeriesHerself - Little Big Town / Guest Judge
Front and Center2015TV SeriesHerself
Kimberly's Simply Southern2012-2014TV SeriesHerself
Little Big Town Live Tornado2012TV SeriesHerself
20/202012TV Series documentaryHerself - Little Big Town (segment "The Greatest Women of Country Music")
CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock2012TV SpecialHerself
Day Jobs2012TV SeriesHerself
CMA Country Christmas2011TV SpecialHerself
Hard Rock Cafe Presents2011TV SpecialHerself
CMT Hot 20 Countdown2010TV SeriesHerself - guest
DirecTV Concert Series2010TV SeriesHerself
6 Degrees of Martina McBride2007TV MovieHerself


Won Awards

2013Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Original SongGood Afternoon America (2012)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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