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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 #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 #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’s physical album sales exceed 9 million copies, with an additional 5 million digital tracks sold.On November 29, 2010 Jennifer Nettles hosted the first CMA Country Christmas during which Sugarland also performed two holiday songs from their Christmas CD, Gold and Green.
Other performers included Katy Perry, Keri Hilson, Nicki Minaj, Paramore and Grace Potter. Sugarland performed their country crossover single “Stuck Like Glue”, after an introduction by supermodel Marisa Miller and Jennifer Nettles’ brother, a member of the Air Force.It was announced on January 11 that Sugarland was the #5 selling country album of 2010 with The Incredible Machine and the #3 selling digital country track of 2010 with their single “Stuck Like Glue”.
Sugarland graced the stage of American Idol in March, performing the hit “Stuck Like Glue.On April 3, 2011 Sugarland hosted and performed at the first annual ACM Fan Jam during the ACM awards show.Sugarland was nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year and Video of the Year for “Stuck Like Glue”, and won for Vocal Duo of the Year at the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
Nettles performed alongside pop star Rihanna at the ceremony, performing “California King Bed”.”Tonight” is set to be the second single released in the U.K. from “The Incredible Machine” as well as the third country radio single, released April 11.
In April 2011, Sugarland began their own radio station, which was launched by A.P.E. Radio. The station is programmed by Nettles and Bush, and gives fans the opportunity to hear experiences from both singers’ lives and from their current musical endeavors.The duo is nominated for 2 awards at the upcoming CMT Music Awards, where they have also been scheduled to perform.
On May 19, 2009, Sugarland received five CMT Award nominations including a nomination for Video of the Year.[2They were presented the award for Video Duo of the Year at the award show that broadcasted on June 16, 2009.During the awards show, they also performed “Love Shack” with a surprise appearance by the B-52’s.
On July 2, 2009 a performance that Sugarland recorded for Soundstage debuted on many PBS channels.Sugarland’s first live DVD/CD Live on the Inside was released exclusively through Wal-Mart stores on August 4, 2009. Sugarland released their first holiday album, Gold and Green on October 13, 2009.
The album features five original songs and five traditional carols.Country Universe, a country music blog website, published a list of the top 32 selling country albums of 2009. Sugarland had four albums on the list with Love on the Inside (#10), Gold and Green (#26), Love on the Inside (#28), and Enjoy the Ride (#29).