July 30, 2007 Kimberly Roads of Little Big Town and husband Stephen Schlapman are the proud parents of Daisy Pearl, born July 27 in Phoenix, AZ. Like all things Little Big Town, young Daisy Pearl chose her own time, and decided to make her debut a few weeks early, while on the road with the band.
"I guess we really DO do everything together," said an exhausted but overjoyed Kimberly. "Sweet little Daisy Pearl wasn't due for another three weeks, but it seems life on the road is just too exciting to be missed." The baby weighed in at 6 lbs 10 oz.
Bandmates Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet (who, with wife Rebecca, is also expecting his first child later this year) accompanied Roads and husband Schlapman to the hospital, before departing for their next show in Vegas, where, in true showbiz style, the show did go on.
"It was the first time we have ever done a show without all four of us," said Little Big Town's Jimi Westbrook. "This is a special situation and we all decided that's what needed to be done. We only have a few shows left on the tour and we just didn't want to disappoint the fans. We can't even tell you how much we are missing Kimberly and, of course, little Daisy."
Once the tour is done, following the group's August 5 performance in Boise, Idaho, Little Big Town will return to the studio to wrap up work on their second CD for Equity, scheduled for release this fall.