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By Kyle Moss, Yahoo | On Wednesday’s episode of Superfan featuring Little Big Town, the country group told the story behind how they ended up recording a Taylor Swift-written song, and why they initially kept the details a secret.

The CBS show is billed as the ultimate fan-based competition, where contestants try to prove that they know the most about their favorite acts while also getting the chance to engage with the artists at the same time. The winner earns social-media bragging rights as the biggest fan along with an impressive music-based prize package. This debut season has already featured LL Cool J, Shania Twain and Gloria Estefan.

The platinum-selling and Grammy-winning Little Big Town was up a couple of weeks ago, and during one round the fans had to try and guess the name of a Little Big Town song based on a very short snippet being played. One of those songs was “Better Man,” the seventh track from their 2016 album, The Breaker.
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“Part of the reason we wanted to keep it a little bit of a secret was because we wanted it to have its own merit,” member Phillip Sweet said.

“And she did, too,” added Fairchild.

The song ended up being an instant No. 1 hit for Little Big Town, earning them multiple award nominations in the process. Swift later performed her own version of the song on her re-recorded album, Red (Taylor’s Version), released in November of 2021.
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Superfan airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on CBS.

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