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Grammys 2016: Little Big Town Performs Controversial Single "Girl Crush" [WATCH]



Music lovers of all genres witnessed the 58th annual Grammy Awards unfold on Monday (Feb. 15) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. It was a night filled with unforgettable performances, including one from Little Big Down. The country group hit the stage to not only collect a couple of Grammys, but also sing their popular hit single "Girl Crush."

Little Big Town won big tonight with the song for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. The single was released on their 2014 album Pain Killer. "Girl Crush" earned them another top honor with Best Country Song. Although nominated for Best Country Album, the musical act lost to fellow country swooner Chris Stapleton and his 2015 hit album, Traveller.

"I wanna taste her lips / Yeah, 'cause they taste like you," Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town sings - exhales, really - over a slow-dance guitar lick, "I wanna drown myself in a bottle of her perfume."

After hitting the airwaves last year, the lyrics of "Girl Crush" reportedly caused a bit of controversy from radio listeners who didn't agree with the gay undertones of the song. The song ultimately won over the majority of fans, who understood the play on words was a way for a woman to describe her envy for the new woman in her ex's life.

The music vocal group of four was founded in 1998 and is still comprised of its original members. Little Big Town is made up of Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet.

Little Big Town is just one of many performers hitting the stage during tonight's Grammy Awards. They join a long list of artists including Kendrick Lamar, Adele, Taylor Swift, Alabama Shakes, Justin Bieber with Jack Ü (Diplo and Skrillex), the Hamilton cast, The Weend, and more.

Watch the full performance below:

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