Reviewing music, it’s easy to skip straight to the liner notes and judge the material strictly based on the names behind the songs without even listening to them.

Little Big Town didn’t let that happen with “Better Man,” the lead single from their upcoming album The Breaker (out Feb. 24).

When they released the song on Oct. 20, they decided to wait at least two weeks for fans to live with the song before revealing that it was a Taylor Swift original.

“We played it for her after we finished it, and she was really excited,” the band’s Karen Fairchild said in a recent radio interview. “We said, ‘Hey, you know we’re not just gonna blab this that you wrote this immediately.’ She said, ‘You know what? That’s the greatest honor as a songwriter you could ever give me is that you don’t want anybody to know that I wrote this.’”

Source : CMT