Country group Sugarland originally formed with a three-singer lineup in 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia. Folk guitarist/songwriter Kristian Bush (formerly of influential Atlanta folk duo Billy Pilgrim) began writing music with Jennifer Nettles, a beautiful blues and country singer known for her dark, introspective compositions. The duo teamed up with Kristen Hall, a shy but talented singer/songwriter, and began jamming together. Though the trio were all veteran solo artists, they hoped to achieve a level of success together that they never seemed to be able to on their own - and they did.From their first wildly successful concert, the trio knew that Sugarland was going to amount to something. They toured relentlessly throughout 2003, and in 2004 signed to a recording contract with Mercury Records Nashville. Later that same year they released their debut album, Twice the Speed of Life. An unqualified success, the album spawned four hit singles ("Baby Girl", "Something More", "Just Might (Make Me Believe)", "Down in Mississippi"), all of which charted in the top 20 of the Billboard Hot Country Songs index. Throughout 2005, the band toured intensively in support of the new album. In January 2006, Kristen Hall decided to leave the band. The parting was amicable - the shy songwriter didn't like the rigors of touring, and preferred to leave the band and focus on her songwriting. Unfazed, remaining members Kristian and Jennifer began recording their third album, 2006's Enjoy the Ride. Despite their shortened lineup the album was every bit was successful as Twice the Speed of Life, selling over 2,100,000 copies in the United States to date. The duo's laid back, pop-country sound shines through in singles like "Settlin'" and "Stay". After embarking on a series of tours in support of Enjoy the Ride with opening acts Little Big Town and Jake Owen, 2008 finds Sugarland hard at work in the studio, where they are recording their third album that they plan to release later in the year.
Sugarland is an Atlanta, Georgia country music duo composed of singer-songwriters Jennifer Nettles (lead vocals) and Kristian Bush (background vocals, lead vocals, mandolin, acoustic guitar). Sugarland was founded in 2003 by Bush and Kristen Hall (acoustic guitar, background vocals), and became a trio when Jennifer Nettles was brought in as lead singer. Sugarland was signed to Mercury Nashville Records in 2004.
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Sugarland, an American country music duo, is composed of singer-songwriters Jennifer Nettles (lead vocals) and Kristian Bush (background vocals, lead vocals, mandolin, acoustic guitar, and harmonica). Sugarland was founded in 2002 by Kristen Hall with Bush and ultimately became a trio after hiring Jennifer Nettles as lead singer. After three years, Hall left the group.
Signed to Mercury Nashville Records in 2004, Sugarland broke through that year with the release of their debut single "Baby Girl", the first single from their multi-platinum debut album Twice the Speed of Life. The trio became a duo in 2006, when they also released their second album, Enjoy the Ride. This album produced their first two No. 1 singles (in the U.S.), "Want To" and "Settlin'", and won the duo a Grammy for "Stay". In 2008 they released their third album, titled Love on the Inside. This album produced three more No. 1 singles with "All I Want to Do", "Already Gone"and "It Happens". Their fourth album, The Incredible Machine was released on October 19, 2010 in both a standard and deluxe edition. Upon The Incredible Machine being certified platinum, Sugarland has sold in excess of 14 million records. Nettles and Bush also write all of the band's songs.