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

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 [...] Read More

Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban: Get Stuffed With Country On Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is officially a holiday, but that won’t stop many of country music’s top stars from working while the rest of us eat. Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and James Otto are a few of the artists who have Turkey Day activities planned. Some of those appearances — including Taylor’s first-ever network special — were already shot. But others, such as Gloriana’s appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, indeed occur in real time. Here’s a roundup of country-related Thanksgiving stuff: Read More

Sugarland Stretches The Boundaries

The stereotypical images associated with country music include cowboy hats, rhinestones and steel guitars, and with that in mind, Sugarland’s appearance on last week’s Country Music Association Awards shook up the standards. The duo’s “Stuck Like Glue” has a reggae-influenced bridge, and lead singer Jennifer Nettles took to the stage as a wind-up, music-box ballerina to perform it. The fact that the song and the album, The Incredible Machine, both went to No. 1 suggests that country fans are open to music that tests the outer limits of the genre. Which doesn’t surprise Jennifer in the least. Read More

Sugarland Stuck on First Names

Sugarland is a one-name duo, and both members of the act are now known by one name to their fans, too. If people talk about “Jennifer and Kristian,” it doesn’t take too long for country fans to figure out they’re referring to Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush. And that’s pretty much just the way they want it. Read More

Sugarland Enjoys an Incredible Moment

“Do it, do it, one time.” Sugarland might sing that line in the current Top 5 hit “Stuck Like Glue,” but the “one time” reference is already out of date — if you want to interpret the “it” they’re singing about as debuting at No. 1 on the country albums charts. The duo’s new release, The Incredible Machine, sold more than 202,000 copies last week following its Oct. 19 release, launching it to No. 1 on the Billboard country albums chart as well as the all-genre Billboard 200. It’s actually the third time Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush have had a No. 1 debut. They also turned that trick with Love On The Inside and last year’s concert album Live On The Inside. Read More