With their heartfelt songs, unique country sound and the unmistakable twang of singer Jennifer Nettles, Sugarland has been delighting audiences around the country with their hit songs and heartfelt lyrics. Although they have deep country and folk roots, many of the band’s most well-liked songs have also had success in the pop genre as well. The duo, which consists of Nettles, and Kristian Bush, began as a trio of artists performing in the Atlanta area. While the band has whittled their roster down to two; this dynamic duo has be reinventing the term “contemporary country.” While their country and folk roots are strong, they give each of their songs a very modern twist, which has led the group to platinum-level success.
The band’s 2006 album, the first that featured only Nettles and Bush, was a huge success both in the pop and country music industry. They followed the success of this record up with 2008’s “Love on the Inside,” an album that produced three chart-topping songs. After “Love on the Inside” went platinum, Sugarland enjoyed a whirlwind of success in 2009 with a prime-time network television special, a Christmas album and a Grammy Award for Best County Performance and Best Country Song.
Sugarland didn’t stop with the success of their first platinum record, their fourth record, titled “The Incredible Machine” also reached platinum status after the success of the single “Stuck Like Glue” which was a top 20 hit on the pop music charts. With the backing of their highly successful career, Sugarland announced a 2012 tour that will take them to numerous amphitheaters across the nation. The band created the “In Your Hands” tour to be an entirely new and interactive experience for fans, unlike any other concert experience to date.
The band’s fans will be the ones to determine the set list played in each city. The duo will use the input they receive from fans via text, handwritten signs, phone calls and social media tweets and posts to determine which songs fans in each city want them to play. Sugarland is letting the audience choose any song they have ever performed and came up with the idea as a way to reward fans for their dedication and to give them a chance to get the exact Sugarland performance they desire.