Kiss Goodbye

Album: The Reason Why (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • Little Big Town writes most of their own material, but this one was written by the Nashville songwriters Gordie Sampson, Hillary Lindsey and Steve McEwan. Phillip Sweet of LBT explains: "Being a songwriter, I know there's something out there that might move me more than something I wrote myself. And that was what happened with 'Kiss Goodbye.' We actually were going to record the next couple of days and we had to strike one of the songs we were going to do and put 'Kiss Goodbye' into the mix, because we just loved that big, soaring chorus, something we hadn't really done before. And we just fell in love with the song, and it was beautifully written. Love it."
  • Telling the story of how they got their hot little hands on this song, Sweet explains: "It was pitched to us. We must have been listening to too many songs that day and just didn't hear it. And then one night Jimi (Westbrook) was at home listening through some songs and he listened to 'Kiss Goodbye' and he started to get really excited, and then he put the headphones on Karen (Fairchild). She was sitting at the computer, so they emailed the song, we all listened and agreed and it came together. I went and played piano on the track at the end, it just gave it a nice, real lush quality and I love that. And we hadn't really ever done a song like that for Little Big Town. I thought it was cool we got to do that." (See our full interview with Phillip Sweet.)

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