This up-tempo Country song is the lead single for American Country band Little Big Town's fourth album, The Reason Why
. Nashville-based singer-songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick wrote this song along with the band. When we spoke with Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town
, he explained: "We had been writing for the record and were feeling like we were coming up with some cool ideas but not quite landing on something that would start the avalanche of creativity to get this whole record feeling in the right direction. But the day we started writing 'Little White Church' together, it felt that way.
And it came together pretty fast. Karen (Fairchild) had the idea written in her book, 'little white church,' because you drive around Tennessee in Franklin, you see all these beautiful, quaint, picturesque, little white churches all over the place. And she had the idea for a call and answer type thing. I think her and Kimberly (Schlapman) had been listening a lot to Patty Loveless' Mountain Soul
record. And there's all that cool bluegrass call and answer stuff. And so she had the thought of, 'take me down, take me down,' that call and answer."