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Sugarland & Little Big Town Cover a Madonna ’80s Classic

Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman (l) sings with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles during Sugarland's The Incredible Machine Tour.

Sugarland is known for covering an eclectic mix of songs in concert — for example, Kings of Leon’s “Sex On Fire” and the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive.”

Their newest cover song is one from Madonna, which makes sense since Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are both children of the ’80s and have said the songs on their latest album were influenced by that era. On their The Incredible Machine tour stop in Bloomington, IL last Friday (March 18), they invited Little Big Town onstage for a rendition of the Material Girl’s 1989 hit, “Like A Prayer.” It’s not the first time LBT has shared a cover song with Sugarland. They also merged harmonies in 2007-08 on another ’80s tune, The Dream Academy’s “Life In A Northern Town” (also featuring Jake Owen). The country “supergroup” version of “Life In A Northern Town” was a Top 40 country hit in 2008 and was also nominated for a GRAMMY, ACM and CMA awards.

Watch “Like A Prayer”  below and tell us your thoughts. Like it? What else would you like to see Sugarland & LBT cover?


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