Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles to Perform Solo Benefit Show
The holidays may be over, but the spirit of sharing and celebrating with loved ones isn't, at least for Jennifer Nettles. The Sugarland singer-songwriter will be taking the stage sans her singing partner Kristian Bush, performing an intimate show for one of her favorite charities, Attic Community Playground, on Jan. 15.
With art programs continually getting cut from schools, Nettles hopes the acoustic event will raise awareness of the importance of music and the arts in education, an issue that hits home for the singer.
"To me this is a very sad fact. I not only enjoy a career in the arts, but I also enjoyed and benefited from the performing arts as a kid," Nettles says.
She adds, "Music, band, chorus, drama -- each of them provided me with outlets of emotional exploration and self expression, and offered me an avenue to develop self confidence.”
The concert will take place at the Murchison Performing Arts Center in Denton, Texas at 7:30 PM that evening. All proceeds from the show will not only go to the Ponder High School Band and Choir Program in Ponder, Texas, but also the music program at the Museum School of Avondale Estates, Ga. -- a suburb of Atlanta, Nettles’s adopted hometown.
Jack Ingram will be opening the show, which Nettles says "should be a night of banter, music and, of course, fun for a good cause." Ingram's most recent album, 'Big Dreams and High Hopes' spawned five singles, most recently 'Barbie Doll,' featuring Dierks Bentley. His duet with Patty Griffin, 'Seeing Stars,' earned an ACM nomination in 2010 for Vocal Event of the Year.