Sugarland

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Tags: country sugarland female vocalists new country contemporary country Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s
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Biography

Atlanta, Georgia, USA-based country band formed by three established singer-songwriters, Jennifer Nettles (12 September 1974, Douglas, Georgia, USA), Kristen Hall and Kristian Bush (b. 14 March 1970, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA). Hall had already recorded several folk-based solo albums by the time she joined up with Nettles and Bush, who had in turn enjoyed modest success on their own with Soul Miner’s Daughter and Billy Pilgrim respectively. The trio put their other work on hold to collaborate as Sugarland, beginning rehearsals in 2002. They recorded their debut album with additional members Bret Hartley (guitar), Simone Simonton (drums), Clay Cook (bass) and Mark van Allen (pedal steel guitar). Premium Quality Tunes was only made available for sale at Sugarland’s live shows and online, but by this point their soaring local reputation had begun to attract the attention of major labels. A contract was agreed with Mercury Records and Bush, Hall and Nettles...

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