Little Big Town will do just about anything for their fans, but they have to draw the line somewhere. The group found that line pretty early on in their career when they were getting ready to open a show for Billy Ray Cyrus. The members of LBT were out in the front lobby of the venue folding their own T-shirts before the show when a burly guy walked up and asked them if they would sign his bicep. That’s when things got really weird.
Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild says, “I guess Billy Ray had signed one [bicep]. We were like, ‘Yeah,’ and he goes, ‘Have you ever signed a butt cheek?'”
Karen’s husband and band mate Jimi Westbrook is quick to chime in, “We did not sign it.”
Karen politely declined to sign the man’s cheek and went on to sign the other bicep.
Later in their career, Little Big Town had another odd autograph request that ended up quite heartwarming. A guy who was married to a marathon runner with a prosthetic leg brought his wife’s detached leg to LBT to get them to sign it.
Karen says, “We were like, ‘Could you please bring your wife back so we could — we need to meet her.’ And she came, and it was very inspiring, but that was maybe the strangest thing [we’ve signed].”
LBT’s Kimberly Schlapman adds, “It was funny to see him running up with a leg in his hand. It was a little different.”
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