GAC Trivia Time: Sugarland

Sugarland hit the scene with “Baby Girl” and have been making their own rules ever since. Their shows are electric and their tunes have a way of getting stuck in your head … “whoa-oh, whoa-oh, stuck like glue…” Whether they bring you to your feet or your knees, Sugarland knows how to make fans feel [...] Read More

Oh, Brother: It’s Sugarland

When Sugarland shrank from a trio to a duo a few years ago, it wasn’t long before fans began speculating that Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush were an item. Never mind that he’s happily married, the thinking went. Guys and girls can’t be friends without wanting to become more. Fortunately, Sugarland weathered that period and the public perceptions have become much more realistic. The world seems able to understand that they really are friends and creative partners — almost, as Jennifer puts it, like a brother and sister. Read More

Sugarland’s “Baby Girl” Becomes Reality

When Sugarland released its debut single during this week in 2004, the band was engaging in a bit of wishful thinking. Looking back a half-dozen years, it now appears the act was setting itself up for success. The song, of course, was “Baby Girl,” in which a wannabe musician corresponds with family members about her dreams and ambitions. During the first part of the song, she begs for money, lamenting that she’s “so broke that it ain’t funny.” But she makes a transformation by the close of “Baby Girl.” The band holes up in the Ritz-Carlton and happily observes that it’s “so rich that it ain’t funny.” Now Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are pretty much required to sing “Baby Girl” at every concert, and they’re inevitably aware that they’ve lived out the lyrics they penned when they were still trying to make it. Read More