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Jennifer Nettles

Jennifer Nettles

Jennifer Nettles

Jennifer Nettles is widely respected as one of country music’s greatest singers and live performers. Nettles cut her teeth in the local Atlanta scene of the 1990s before forming Sugarland with fellow Atlanta vets Kristian Bush and Kristen Hall, with all of them setting aside rawer, more organic sounds for a more slickly produced, more commercial sound. The result was 2004′s ‘Twice the Speed of Life,’ the group’s multi-Platinum debut album, which yielded the hit single “Baby Girl.” By their second album album in 2006, the trio had become a duo with Hall’s departure, and ‘Enjoy the Ride’ scored them two No. 1 hits with “Want To” and “Settlin’.” They also won a Grammy for “Stay,” and continued on with a string of hit singles that includes “It Happens” and “Stuck Like Glue.” Tragedy struck the duo in 2011, when the stage collapsed just prior to their gig at the Indiana State Fair, killing seven people and injuring 45 more. The duo announced a hiatus in 2012 while Nettles went on maternity leave, and she gave birth to a son in December of that year. She and Bush have subsequently focused on solo work; Nettles released her debut solo album, ‘That Girl,’ in January of 2014, and she realized a lifelong dream in February of 2015 when she debuted on Broadway in ‘Chicago the Musical.’

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Jennifer Nettles Parts Ways With Longtime Label, Universal Nashville

Sugarland frontwoman-turned-solo-artist Jennifer Nettles has exited her record label, Universal Nashville, the artist announced Aug. 3 in an official statement. She signed with Mercury Nashville, a division of Universal Nashville, with Sugarland in 2004.

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The Showdown: Pat Green vs. Jennifer Nettles

Pat Green is on a major winning streak with his latest single, "While I Was Away." He's just won his third straight Showdown, and now faces a challenge from Jennifer Nettles.

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Jennifer Nettles, ‘Sugar’ [Listen]

“Sugar” is the name of Jennifer Nettles’ new single, but it’s also an apt description. Sonically the funky country jam is ear candy, but the lyrics are surprisingly tart.

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Jennifer Nettles Launches New Jewelry Line

Sugarland frontwoman Jennifer Nettles can now add “jewelry designer” to her resume, thanks to her new line of accessories through American West Jewelry. The singer put her signature touch on a small collection of unique earrings, bracelets, rings and more, featuring sterling silver, brass, and turquoise that give the whole line a boho-chic vibe, fitting for Nettles’ personal style.

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They Know People: See Country Artists With Their Most Famous Friends

We already know that the genre's biggest stars hang out together, like Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean, who go fishing regularly. But in addition to their peers, country artists also spend time with celebrities from other walks, like acting.

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Miranda Lambert Responds to Claim That Women Aren’t Needed at Radio

It's best not to get on Miranda Lambert's bad side (check "Gunpowder and Lead" and "Kerosene" for proof), but it looks like radio consultant Keith Hill has done just that with his now infamous "#SaladGate" quote.

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Top Consultant: ‘Take Females Out’ of Rotation at Country Radio

It's no secret that women aren't getting a fair shot at country radio right now, but now it's official. In a new interview with Country Aircheck, one of the top programming consultants in the business asserts that not playing women is part of the pathway to success for a country radio station.

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Proof That Country Stars Are Just Like Us

Sure, it may seem that country's hottest stars live glamorous lives, but truth be told, they're just like the rest of us.

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Jennifer Nettles Says New Music Coming This Summer

Jennifer Nettles will return to the studio on Monday (May 18). The singer says she can't wait to begin focusing on music again after a short stint on Broadway.

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Nothing Weird Here: iHeartRadio Country Festival Keeps Austin Country [Pictures]

'Keep Austin Weird' is the slogan in the capital city of Texas, but on Saturday night (May 2), Tim McGraw, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, the Band Perry and a handful of others kept it country for the second-annual iHeartRadio Country Festival.

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