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Country music duo

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "Twice the Speed of Life" (2004)


It all begins with three genius heads who have huge courage of knowing what they want. The members of Sugarland; Jennifer Nettles, Kristian Bush and Kristen Hall, all led successful careers in music individually before the met each other, making it a huge decision to form a pact. Nettles who grew up in Douglas, Georgia had been singing starting the age of 7. Her stage presence and charisma brought her to front a local band named Soul Miner's Daughter and later, her own pact, Jennifer Nettles Band. She regularly sang in clubs until she was approached by Bush and Hall who wanted to recruit her as their lead singer. With the commitment, Bush was forced to leave his moderately successful band Billy Pilgrim although the duo had a major contract with Atlantic Records, while Hall has to ditch her successful solo career to work with two other heads.

Sugarland began to pick up the pace and found the chemistry so dumbfounding. Within four months since the band was formed, they landed club gigs and bigger venues that could draw more than 1,000 people. Soon labels came offering them contract papers but it was Mercury Records who sealed the deal. Under the recording house, they released a debut album titled "Twice the Speed of Life" in October 2004. Due to the popularity of singles like "Baby Girl" and "Something More", the album went on to be certified double platinum. The hard work paid off with them being picked as Favorite Breakthrough New Artist at the 2005 American Music Awards and earning several other noms in prestigious country awards events such as Academy of Country Music Awards and Country Music Association Awards.

Latest News

Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles Releasing Solo Album

May 18, 2013 04:58:16 GMT

Following speculations that she will be going solo, country music duo lead vocalist finally confirms she is going to release her own solo album this fall. The 38-year-old singer announced through a press release on Friday, May 17 that she would have Columbia Records co-president and Def Jam Records founder Rick Rubin as her record producer.

Rolling Stones Booked for 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert

December 08, 2012 02:36:42 GMT

Another music legend is added to the line-up of 12-12-12 Sandy benefit concert. announce on their Twitter page that they will perform at the December 12 gig which will take place at Madison Square Garden.

First Look at 'Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug': Bilbo in the Dragon's Lair

December 08, 2012 02:18:06 GMT

Just a day after the first image of "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" was released, a first look at Bilbo Baggins in "" is made available for viewing pleasure. Uncovered via Entertainment Weekly, the photo sees the uncle of Frodo lying on a massive pile of treasure in what appears to the titular dragon's lair.

Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland Gave Birth to Baby Boy

December 07, 2012 18:27:07 GMT

is a new mom. One half of country duo has given birth to her and husband Justin Miller's first child, a son named Magnus Hamilton Miller on Thursday, December 6. "We are so thankful for all the prayers and support and are excited to take some time together as a new family," the couple said in a statement.

Video: Sugarland Performing Twice on 'Dancing with the Stars'

March 28, 2012 08:17:37 GMT

visited "" on Tuesday, March 27 to make a live performance before the first elimination was announced. Introduced by hosts Tom Bergeron and , the country music duo teamed up with to deliver "Run" together. Tristan MacManus and Peta Murgatroyd danced a rumba to the song.

Sugarland Upset by Thoughts They Don't Care Much About Fans, Manager Claims

February 22, 2012 03:30:10 GMT

Though their attorneys said fans were partly to blame for injuries in a response to a civil lawsuit filed against them following the fatal stage collapse at 2011's Indiana State Fair, insisted that they did care about their fans. Gail Gellman, a manager for the country duo, has issued a statement on Tuesday, February 21 afternoon in an attempt to clarify the band's response.

Rihanna to Produce and Appear in Fashion Competition Show

January 26, 2012 16:25:48 GMT

is taking a big responsibility in her first television project. The singer will produce and occasionally appear in a British reality competition show about fashion, which is to be aired on Sky Living.

Full Nominee List of 47th Annual ACM Awards

January 26, 2012 16:10:11 GMT

The Academy of Country Music has announced the nominees of its 47th annual ACM Awards on Thursday, January 26. Leading the pack with nine nominations is , followed by with six nods and with five.

Miley, Ke$ha, Adele and More Artists' Cover of Bob Dylan's Songs Streamed

December 11, 2011 15:52:18 GMT

"Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan", which features over 70 artists, has begun streaming on the Facebook page of Amnesty International. The compilation has new cover versions of the legend's catalog from various artists such as , , Pete Seeger, , , and .

Video: Lady GaGa and Sugarland Close Grammy Nominations Concert 2011

December 01, 2011 08:29:43 GMT

After kicking off Grammy Nominations Concert Live with "Marry the Night", returned to the stage a few hours later to send the crowd home. The singer, who scores four nods this year, performed "You and I" with to close the live event.

Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland Quietly Marries Longtime Boyfriend in Tennessee

November 29, 2011 00:57:34 GMT

has made her Thanksgiving weekend this year even more eventful. On Saturday, November 26, the one half of country duo quietly tied the knot with boyfriend of more than two years, Justin Miller, in an intimate sunset ceremony in Tennessee.

Sugarland Sued for Being Irresponsible at Indiana State Fair Accident

November 23, 2011 17:34:34 GMT

inevitably land in one of the lawsuits filed by the victims of Indiana State Fair stage accident. A gust of wind blew off the erected musical stage on August 13, killing seven people and injuring almost four dozen people. just descended the stage and the country duo were about to take over.

CMA Awards 2011: Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson and Sugarland Among Early Winners

November 10, 2011 02:19:43 GMT

Hosted by duo and , this year's Ccountry Music Association (CMA) Awards has just been kicked off at 8 P.M. EST, and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on ABC. Some of the musicians who won early at the event were and .

Sugarland, Lupe Fiasco, Ludacris Tapped for Grammy Noms Concert

November 03, 2011 17:39:28 GMT

More names are revealed as the performers of "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" which will air November 30 at 10 P.M. ET/PT on CBS. , and have joined , and in the list.

Sugarland Deliver Emotional and Celebratory Performance at Indiana Free Concert

October 31, 2011 02:43:56 GMT

have returned to Indianapolis after a tragedy struck Indiana State Fair where they were supposed to perform in August. Treating their fans with a free concert at Conseco Fieldhouse, the country music duo paid tribute to victims of the stage collapse with their show.

Sugarland and Scotty McCreery Added as Performers at 2011 CMA Awards

October 21, 2011 08:11:31 GMT

and are the latest artists who have been tapped to make live performances in celebration of the 45th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The two musical acts are announced as performers along with , and .

Sugarland Will Return to Indiana With Free Concert

October 07, 2011 17:28:06 GMT

will return to the site where some of their fans were killed while waiting for them to take the stage. The country duo have scheduled a free concert in Indianapolis, Ind. where a stage at Indiana Fairgrounds collapsed and killed six people back in August.

Video: Sugarland Pay Tribute to Victims of Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse

August 20, 2011 01:32:55 GMT

resumed their tour in Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 18 after previously canceling their performance at Indiana State Fair due to stage collapse. and Kristian Bush took the stage with their crew, calling for a moment of silence to honor those who were killed and injured during the tragic incident.

Sugarland Plan Memorial Service for Victims of Indiana Stage Collapse

August 17, 2011 04:00:55 GMT

are going to honor the five fans who died when a stage at the Indiana State Fairgrounds collapsed just before they performed last Saturday, August 13. In a letter they posted on their website on Tuesday, August 16, and Kristian Bush announced their plan for a memorial service.

Five Dead in Sugarland Concert After Stage Collapse

August 14, 2011 17:33:42 GMT

Tragedy struck just before hit the stage. A massive gust of wind between 60 and 70 mph struck a festive concert at the Indiana State Fair, knocking off the stage and killing at least five people and injuring dozens.

Beyonce Unhappy With Album Leak but Appreciates the Positive Response

June 09, 2011 02:07:54 GMT

has broken her silence about her new album leak by posting a heartfelt statement on Facebook. On June 8, the R&B diva let her fans know that while she is grateful with the positive response over her new music despite their premature arrival, she makes it clear that she's not quite happy with the leak because it's not the way how she wanted it to be sent to her fans.

Pic: Emma Watson on 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' Set

June 09, 2011 01:37:58 GMT

"" is currently in production, and has taken to his Twitter page to share a few of on-set pics, including the one highlighting . The image features the "" beauty peeping from the top of a Stephen Chbosky book which covers a part of her face.

2011 CMT Music Awards: Sugarland, Justin Bieber, Miranda Lambert Are Early Winners

June 09, 2011 01:31:08 GMT

The 10th Annual CMT Music Awards has been officially kicked off when a "Thelma & Louise" parody starring and was played at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Hosted by , the star-studded show began announcing its winner. And the first award of the evening went to .

Video Premiere: Sugarland's 'Tonight'

April 22, 2011 04:50:04 GMT

have just debuted a music video for their latest single "Tonight". Filmed at the historic Woolworth mansion on New York City's Upper East Side, the video shows " at her most glamorous" side as she sprawls out on the couch wearing a ravishing red dress, and frolics on the bed sporting an off-shoulder sweater.

2011 ACM Awards: Full Winner List Adds Sugarland and Taylor Swift

April 04, 2011 02:58:17 GMT

More winners are revealed at the live telecast of the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 3. win Top Vocal Duo of the Year, beating , Joey and Rory, and . This marks the fourth year in a row they get the title.

Sugarland's Royalty Battle With Ex-Member Settled

November 15, 2010 04:01:35 GMT

stars and Kristian Bush have reached an out-of-court settlement with former bandmate Kristen Hall over an ongoing royalties battle. Founder member Hall quit the trio in 2006 and filed a lawsuit against the remaining members two years later, claiming she is owed $14 million for helping to launch the group.

Sugarland Win Race to No. 1 on Hot 200 Against Kings of Leon

October 28, 2010 06:06:40 GMT

beat on the race to the top of Billboard Hot 200. The country music singer rule the U.S. albums chart with their latest studio project "" which starts with 203,000 copies sold. This is the second time they reign the list following the success of previous chart topper "".

Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis' 'Burke and Hare' Debuts International Trailer

October 06, 2010 08:17:10 GMT

Infamous murderers Burke and Hare are revived by and in "" and the film has been previewed in an international trailer. It follows the two main characters who turn into grave robbers to overcome their financial problems.

James Franco Cross Dressing for Candy Magazine

October 06, 2010 07:46:53 GMT

After showing his villainous side in "", is now displaying his feminine side. In a support for Candy Magazine, Franco is willing to cross dress for the cover of the mag's Fall-Winter 2010-2011 issue.

Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and Reba McEntire Added as CMA Awards Performers

October 06, 2010 07:03:31 GMT

More big stars who will take the stage of this year's Country Music Association (CMA) Awards for live performances have been announced. The newly-revealed musical guests are , , , , , and .

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