Jennifer Nettles Recording Solo Album with Rick Rubin

Today Sugarland‘s Jennifer Nettles announced she will release her first solo album this fall. She’s working with producer Rick Rubin on the project. Rubin, previously co-president of Columbia Records and founder of Def Jam Records, has worked with a variety of artists including Johnny Cash,  Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Aerosmith, AC/DC, [...] Read More

CMA Plans First International Marketing Summit in Paris

Country music is invading Paris. The Country Music Association will hold the first International Country Music Marketing Summit at Disneyland Paris on March 1. The summit is part of the association’s mission to help expand the format around the world. “With immediate and convenient access to Country Music, the world market is fertile ground for [...] Read More

Sugarland’s Kristian Bush Shares His Holiday Gift Suggestions

Stores are bustling with busy shoppers searching high and low for the perfect gift. For that “hard-to-buy-for” someone on your list, Kristian Bush of Sugarland is here to help. He’s got his own holiday gift guide that boasts everything from pencils to silly putty to musical instruments. One item he recommends is the Drinking Situation, [...] Read More

CMA Songwriter Series Returns to the U.K. with Chris Young & Kristian Bush

The Country Music Association’s CMA Songwriters Series is heading back across the pond. The series will return to the U.K. and Ireland in February 2013 with Kristian Bush, Chris Young, Brett James and host Bob DiPiero playing dates in Dublin, Belfast and London. “With the successful debut of the CMA Songwriters Series in the U.K. [...] Read More

Kristian Bush & Brantley Gilbert to Play CMA Songwriter Series in Nashville

The CMA Songwriter Series will return to Nashville on Wednesday, October 31 at Marathon Music Works with Sugarland’s Kristian Bush, Brantley Gilbert and host Bob DiPiero. The series is part of CMA’s Country Music Month spotlighting the genre leading up to the CMA Awards on November 1. “The CMA Awards bring out the best in [...] Read More