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Little Big Town Gears Up for Charity Ride

Little Elijah will have to wait a few more years, says mom.

LBT by Randi Radcliff

For the sixth year in a row, the members of Little Big Town will join forces with the T.J. Martell Foundation and more than 2,500 motorcycle riders from across the country for the 2012 Ride for a Cure. Yet this year it looks like there is one guy who might not meet the rider requirements.

Heck, he can’t even reach the handlebars.

“Jimi [Westbrook] and I have a [Harley-Davidson] Softail Heritage, and Elijah loves to sit up on the seat of that thing,” says Karen Fairchild of her and Jimi’s 2-year-old, motorcycle-loving son. “He gets up there and honks the horn . . . continuously. The neighbors just love it.”

So while Elijah might have to sit this ride out, the members of Little Big Town (including Phillip Sweet and Kimberly Schlapman) say they spend the year anxiously look forward to the annual event, scheduled to take place June 10. “The folks over at T.J Martell do amazing work and the research they are doing is truly making a difference in people’s lives,” says Karen during a recent exclusive interview with “We are honored to be a part of it and look forward to having a few of our friends to come out and sing a few songs.”

A few of those friends scheduled to perform alongside Little Big Town during the All Star Jam concert following the ride include Lauren Alaina, Dean Alexander and Love and Theft. “It’s definitely a long day but a fun day,” says Karen, who will perform with Little Big Town the night before at Nashville’s LP Field as part of the CMA Music Festival.

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