Better Man is a song from Little Big Town. The song was written by Taylor Swift for her fourth studio album Red, but didn't make the cut. It was given to Little Big Town and released by them on October 20, 2016.
Meaning and Background
“We’ve been friends with her forever. She emailed Phillip [Sweet] one night and she said, ‘Hey, I keep thinking about this song that I wrote and wondering if it might be for y’all. So listen to it and see what you think.’ She sent [the demo] in the email and he forwarded it to us. We were touring all this year, so we would live with it for a few weeks and kept listening to it. We kept coming back to it and couldn’t get away from it. It was sticking with us, too, so we had to cut it. (...) She wanted us to do it and we were very honored to take it on and try our best at it.”- Little Big Town about Better Man
- Taylor performed the song in 2017 in Club Nomadic in Houston and in 2018 at the Bluebird Café, Nashville, and at the Reputation Tour.
Awards & Nominations
|2017||Billboard Music Awards||Top Country Song||Nominated|
|CMT Music Awards||Group Video of the Year||Won|
|Video of the Year||Nominated|
|CMA Awards||Single of the Year||Nominated|
|Song of the Year||Won|
|Music Video of the Year||Nominated|
|2018||Grammy Awards||Best Country Duo/Group Performance||Won|
|Best Country Song||Nominated|
|ACM Awards||Single Record of the Year||Nominated|
- Why didn’t Taylor Swift keep ‘Better Man’ for herself? Little Big Town says, ‘We didn’t ask’ | (siriusxm.com) - http://blog.siriusxm.com/why-didnt-taylor-swift-keep-better-man-for-herself-little-big-town-says-we-didnt-ask/